Hey friends! Welcome to Girls’ Night!
Our guest for today’s episode is my amazing friend, Bianca Olthoff. Bianca is a Bible teacher, a speaker, and a writer. And speaking of writing, Bianca has a new book coming out in just a few weeks. It’s called How to Have Your Life not Suck. I just got my copy, and friends, it is so so good! We’ll actually talk more about it in today’s episode, she’ll tell us all about it.
I wanted to have Bianca on the show today to talk to us about friendship, and actually, she’s here to talk about the part of friendship that I find to be the hardest: How to end a friendship.
Every single one of us has come to a point in a friendship where things just aren’t going well — and I think every single one of us struggles to know what to do about it. We should fight for our friendships, right? And yes, we should! Sometimes. But there are other times when we’re in friendships that aren’t actually good for us, and other times when a friendship has just run its course.
This is so hard to face, and it’s even harder to know what to do with this. But that’s why I’m so glad to have Bianca here today. She’s going to teach us how to recognize when a friendship needs to end, and then she’s going to teach us how to end it in a way that is kind, loving, and healthy.
She’s also going to share with us some practical steps we can take today to start making some great new friends.
I’m so excited about this episode. I just love Bianca, and I know you will too!
So, with that said, you can listen to the episode in a few different ways. You can search “Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson” in your iTunes Podcast app (Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review while you’re there!), or you can listen in the media player below! You can also find it on the apps, Stitcher and Spotify!
I can’t wait to dive in. You ready? Me too!
Welcome to Girls Night!
LINKS FROM THE SHOW:
Steph’s friendship small group guide
Bianca’s book, How to Have Your Life not Suck
“You don’t have to be friends with people who are mean to you.” – Stephanie
“If we learn how to end things well, it will make us more prone to start new relationships in the future.” – Bianca
“Friendship is an honor and friendship is a gift” – Bianca
“If you have a friend in your life that’s a taker or a friend that doesn’t make you feel safe, they’re not worth your time” – Bianca
Bianca’s 3 signs that a friendship needs to end:
+ You feel less than or worse about yourself
+ They need more than you can give
+ Change in season of your lives (can end naturally)
Bianca’s tips for maintaining friendships:
+ To have a good friend we need to be a good friend
+ Don’t give up if you’ve been burned
+ Make time
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