Avoid the Drama, Create Authentic Connection, and Fulfill Your Purpose Together
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We were made for connection with other women. Yet too often our friendships are marked by drama, competition, betrayal, or unforgiveness. We can cause one another deep pain, creating wounds in need of healing, when what we really long to do is cheer each other on and fulfill our God-breathed purpose--together.
Through vulnerable personal stories laden with joy, heartache, mistakes, and lessons learned, Andi Andrew invites you on a journey of navigating the complications that can come in friendships with other women. With practical and biblical applications throughout, this book will empower you to do the work by first facing yourself and untangling the mess, then seeking reconciliation for genuine connection.
You can build healthy, authentic friendships, even when it's been painful or complicated in the past. Let Andi be your guide.
"Let's be real: friendships can be funky! Andi walks us through the healing process to get from hurting to healthy boundaries in all our relationships."--Bianca Juarez Olthoff, pastor, teacher, and bestselling author of How to Have Your Life Not Suck
"In Friendship--It's Complicated, Andi directly addresses the problems and pain we face in our friendships, then offers practical, hard-won wisdom and tools to face our wounds, heal, and learn to build friendships with power and purpose."--Jo Saxton, leadership coach, speaker, and author of Ready to Rise
"Reading this book is like sitting down for coffee and having your tenderest friendship wounds feel seen. This message will counsel, console, and commission all who read it; of that I have no doubt."--Sharon Hodde Miller, author of Nice
"Let's be real: friendships can be funky! Our friend-guide Andi walks us through the healing process to get from hurting to healthy boundaries in all our relationships. Not only does Andi write about friendships, she is a great friend who lives out these words with conviction."
Bianca Juarez Olthoff, pastor, teacher, and bestselling author of How to Have Your Life Not Suck
"Friendships between women can range from a sisterhood that strengthens the soul to a battleground that leaves us scarred and anything in between. Though we value deep friendships, we've been hurt enough to be jaded. Instead, we stay friendly but distant, trying to avoid the drama. Andi Andrew gets it, but she also understands that our distance holds us back from meaningful relationships. And that's where this book comes in. In Friendship--It's Complicated, Andi directly addresses the problems and pain we face in our friendships. Then drawing on biblical insights and personal stories, she offers practical, hard-won wisdom and tools to face our wounds, heal, and learn to build friendships with power and purpose. If you're looking to build healthy friendships, get this book and apply it to your life. Because, as Andi says, 'Friendships are worth the fight,' and they will transform your life."
Jo Saxton, leadership coach, speaker, author of Ready to Rise
"Andi Andrew is a powerful leader in the church today, and this book is an example of why. She is truly a master of leading with vulnerability. Reading this book is like sitting down for coffee and having your tenderest friendship wounds feel seen. This message will counsel, console, and commission all who read it; of that I have no doubt."
Sharon Hodde Miller, author of Nice
"All the wounds we all carry and skewed perceptions we have of what our relationships could and should be like can get 'complicated.' In Andi's book Friendship--It's Complicated, she masterfully taps into our basic human need for connection and authenticity and challenges us to be the friends we are looking to have. Andi teaches us what it practically looks like to face our past wounds and take extreme ownership of the part we play in our own fulfillment and happiness in our relationships. She inspires us to get honest about cycles and belief systems that keep us bound in dysfunction, isolation, and loneliness, which is the opposite of God's original intent for our lives. Andi gives us hope that we can heal, rebuild, restore, and create a new way of connecting with ourselves and others in a healthy way. By taking this journey with her, you will be sure to experience something new, fresh, and life-giving in your friendships no matter your age or season of life."
Irene Rollins, pastor, speaker, author, and recovery activist
"All I can say is 'WOW!' I could not put this book down, simply because I've never read a book like it before. The honesty combined with transparency, vulnerability, and raw emotion bleeds through every page and will absolutely pierce through the deepest recesses of your soul. Andi's journey is our journey in one way, shape, or form, yet God has seen fit to anoint her so that through her personal experience, she has been able to brilliantly tackle this very complex issue and thus propel us to courageously venture out of our caves of self-pity, face our fears, and take on the challenge once again to have genuine friendships, which are so desperately needed in all our lives. This book is for every woman!"
Maria Durso, copastor, Overseer Saints Church
"It's not easy finding friends who are for you and who want to build with you. I'm so grateful that Andi is addressing this topic on friendships. Many friendships are fake, and you can often tell from the moment you meet someone if they are interested in forming a relationship with you or if they are using you to their advantage. How do we learn to take risks in building friendships that could be the real deal and that will last a lifetime? Through Andi's experiences, she reveals truths about why we need to first become a better friend if we desire more authentic friendships."
Lisa Kai, senior pastor, Inspire Church
"Once again, Andi delivers a helpful, honest resource for women. Friendship is a lifeline, but wounds from the past, like rejection, betrayal, comparison, and insecurity, hinder authentic connections with others. Through storytelling, Scripture, and humor, Andi will help you reflect, recover, and heal so that you can experience meaningful, reciprocal relationships with others."
Ashley Abercrombie, author of Rise of the Truth Teller and Love Is the Resistance, cohost of the Why Tho Podcast
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