First of all, I must thank Brian for so kindly postponing a Valentine’s Day celebration with me last night so that I could throw a little get-together for just the ladies. What a good guy, right?
These adorable girls you’re looking at are my small group girls from UCSD. Last night I had them over for a girls-only night filled with laughter, sweet and savory treats, silly abbreviations for commonly used phrases, and When Harry Met Sally (my all-time fave).
It was such a special night of female bonding, which I always value. Brian may be my best friend in the whole world, but nothing can replace the value of female friendships in my life. If we are to grow into the women God has called us to be, we need to invest in and deepen our relationships with other women.
Since college I’ve scaled back on my male friendships and been more intentional with girlfriends. As a single girl back then, of course there was value in having male acquaintances–after all, how was I ever going to find the right guy if I didn’t know anybody of the opposite sex? However, I think casual friendship is where it should stop with girls and guys.
At the end of the day, there should be just one close male relationship in our life (whoever we’re dating or married to) and an abundance of close female friendships. Outside of that, I think we’re setting ourselves up for trouble.
Do you have girlfriends that you’re investing in? Do you think Harry had it right when he told Sally, “men and women can’t be friends”?