In today's broken world, women are longing for warm relationships Has a woman ever told you she was seeking help outside the church because: "They accept me. They don't judge or shame me when I struggle. I feel safe there"? At times we've all reached out for understanding only to be disappointed. Verna Birkey's paassion is to equip Christian women to become friends, mentors, and encouragers. And to help those who are struggling to find safety, wisdom, and the care they need. Linx, Womem Connecting with Women is designed to help us avoid being miserable comforters--like Job's Friend--and, instead, become "God with skin on" to others. Paul told Titus to train women so that they, in turn, could train others. Preparing women before they connect with one another leads to more supportive, grace-giving relationships. Verna equips women to minister to others by first helping us to: Recognize it's right to take care of ourselves Identify and correct twisted thinking Learn how to draw appropriate boundaries Take steps to resolve conflicts Know how to listen and ask helpful questions Learn to communicate understanding Personal or group study will be enhanced by usiong the companion Study Guide which inludes leader's notes With grace-filled wisdom and gentle humor, Verna Birkey relates the truth of life in Christ to our everyday lives. For over 30 years she has ministered worldwide to over 400,000 women through the Enrichied Living Workshops. A graduate of Goshen College, Indiana, and Columbia International University Graduate School, South Carolina, Verna is the author and/or editor of 13 books. including the bestselling You Are Very Special. She makes her home near "Lancaster Pennsylvania."