Gail-Friends - Girl Gabbing
Gail-Friends – Girl Gabbing
By Gail Golden
Publicist and Ministry Partner - Pocket Full of Change Ministries
If one falls down, her friend can help her up. But pity the woman who falls and has no one to help her up! (Ecclesiastes 4:10)
Women do love to talk. I think everyone will agree with that. Some like to talk one-on-one and others like to talk in groups. But, when you get right down to it, I think women need other women to gab with.
Now don't get me wrong...my husband is a great listener. He really, really listens - sometimes to the point that I see his eyes glaze over. God bless him, he always gives me Godly counsel with love and tenderness. I like that. I thank God for that, but sometimes I need to talk to my girl-friends, too.
My girl-friends will listen and give "good" feedback. For instance, they will shake their heads or use facial expressions that make me know they completely understand where I'm coming from. We will discuss every nuance of every aspect of an issue
till the cows come home (that means almost dark if you're not Southern like me!).
For instance, if you are in mixed company and you start a conversation about childbirth, the women will go on for hours about their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Or, let's say we start talking about shopping, or losing weight, or child-rearing, or hormones. One by one, the men will move away - because they just don't get it.
Here's a good example from my favorite humorist, Dave Barry (loosely paraphrased from memory):
A man and woman are on a date. She says, "We need to talk about our relationship."
He says, "Okay. What's wrong with it?"
She says, "Where are we going with it?"
He says, "Going with it?"
She says, "What's in the future?"
He looks puzzled because he doesn't have a clue what she's talking about.
She gets angry and storms out. She gets on the phone with her girlfriend and they discuss what she said,
what he said, what he meant by that, what if he doesn't love her, what if he does, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da...till 2 in the morning.
He goes home, sits on the couch to watch football and dozes off in 10 minutes.
Now Dave Barry told this story to show the difference between men and women's emotions. I'm using it to show why women need other women. Women just need to talk about thoughts, feelings, ideas, and other "women stuff". So that's what my new blog Gail-Friends is about - me (and you, I hope) talking about "Girl" stuff.
I'll have a different topic each time that I'll sound off on. You can give me your thoughts, and also make suggestions about other stuff to gab about. I hope you’ll visit with me there. Just click on this link Gail-Friends or copy this link to your browser www.gailgolden.blogspot.com to join the gab session. Then scroll down and click on “Make a Comment” at the bottom of my post and let me know your thoughts on the subject: do you think women need other women?
If you prefer, you may e-mail me with your comments to email@example.com
I look forward to gabbing with you.
Gail Golden is a ministry partner with and the for Pocket Full of Change Ministries. For more information to schedule a speaker for an event go to www.pocketfullofchange.org or call Gail Golden at 904 316-5462.
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