Friendship for Grown-ups: What I Missed & Learned Along the Way
Friendship for Grown-ups: What I Missed & Learned Along the Way  -     By: Lisa Whelchel
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When Whelchel was a child star on the TV show Facts of Life, meaningful relationships eluded her. How was she able to enjoy fulfilling friendships in adulthood? In this candid account, she shares how she learned to trust, risk pain, and reach out to others. Her honest insights will help you form deeper bonds. Hardcover; A Focus on the Family Recommendation.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 240
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.38 (inches)
ISBN: 1400202779
ISBN-13: 9781400202775

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Do you long for a true friend?

"Isn't that what we all want? To be seen, in all our glory, for better or worse, the good, the bad, and the ugly and still be embraced?"

If only such friendships were easy to find. And keep. For Lisa Whelchel and millions of others, friendship is a challenge. The vulnerability, trust, balance, grace, and time required to develop and maintain strong friendships do not come easily.

Growing up as an actress in Hollywood, there were few people Lisa could trust, and even fewer to guide her. By the time she reached adulthood, she had learned to be self-sufficient. She was strong, she was “safe,” and she was lonely.

One day, Lisa found that “the desire to experience connection was stronger than the desire to be safe.” She determined right then to finally understand friendship: how to create one, sustain it, and experience the sheer joy of having it. But it wasn’t easy.

Since then, she has traveled the ups and downs of friendship, learning about herself, others, and the kinds of friendship God designed.

A speaker, teacher, and compelling storyteller, Lisa writes from her heart and her head, sharing her story and helping women understand how to cope with the strengths and weaknesses of friendship, and basing all her advice on the foundation of our ultimate relationship with the Savior.

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  1. Southern California
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    June 17, 2011
    Southern California
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 4
    We are using this book as a choice for my book club. Best for the younger members, I think.
  2. Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Heartfelt and geniune
    January 5, 2011
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    In her book, " Friendship for Grownups: What I missed and learned along the Way" Facts of Life star Lisa Whelchel shares her experiences of growing up without knowing what a spirit friend or true friend can be, and how God taught her to develop the skills and compassion to build true friendships through his Grace.

    Because she had spent the most crucial parts of her childhood on the set of a wildly popular TV

    show, she had to learn early in her life to guard her heart to avoid the backstabbing in the culture that surrounded her. Sadly, not only did she build walls to keep hurt out, but also to keep out those who would love her. This handicapped her ability to form lasting friendships as an adult.

    I found it to be a light, heartwarming read while giving real life advice and tools. Friendship for Grown-Ups details her experiences of learning to come out of her shell, to trust, risk, and become vulnerable by God's grace and find meaningful friendships. Readers encounter genuine honesty and willingness to share her story and refreshing perspective on life's most precious gift—friendship God's way, with grace and love around every corner.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  3. 2 Stars Out Of 5
    August 9, 2010
    Janet Thompson
    This book was provided free to me by BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.I had a very hard time getting interested in this book. This is the only writing of Lisas Ive ever read and I guess I just dont care for her type of writing. I did watch her show, Facts Of Life, many years ago and really enjoyed that. Over the years Ive heard Lisa speak out regarding her Christian faith and I admire her for this.The book, as far as I could tell, is Lisas journey through her growing up and making and keeping friends. I had a hard time relating because I had normal growing up years. I guess being an actress, in the public eye, would definitely make a difference in how you handle relationships. Lisa relates that she pretended to be 100% when asked how she was, just to hide her real feelings. I did like how she tells of relying on God to get her through her friendship break ups.Even though Im giving the book 2 stars, I would ask you not to go by my review alone. Please read other reviews of this book. This just wasnt my type of book. It may appeal to others in a more positive way.
  4. seattle, wa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    July 6, 2010
    seattle, wa
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    the facts of life. do you remember that show? i do though i was way young when it came out i did watch it when i was a kid. anyway lisa welchel who was blair on the facts of life wrote a book called friendships for grown ups and i got it from thomas nelson to review.friendships are definitely a hard thing to deal with sometimes. whether its the lack of them or sometimes the drama with them. in this book she talks about how to have friendships for grownups. go ahead and check it out.
  5. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    June 22, 2010
    I have always wanted to do this, so here it goes (please be kind if I sound a little out of tune)"You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both and there you have..." Lisa Whelchel-Cauble (and you thought I was going to end the verse with the overly famous words "the Facts of Life."I had the absolute pleasure of being honoured with writing a review on Lisa's new book for Thomas Nelson and I must tell you that Mrs. Whelchel-Cauble certainly did not disappoint. As a child of the 80's I loved spending afternoons watching Blair, Tootie, Natalie and Jo work through their teenage years. Lisa always looked so with it and that she could not possibly have a care in the world. I was shocked as I read "Friendships for Grown-ups" that Lisa was very much like myself... we were both unsure of ourselves and unsure of our friendships.The big difference is that while I am a chicken at heart and could never speak so candidly about my life, Mrs. Whelchel-Cauble lays it all on the line and in her book. She does not sugar-coat what she has been through and is very candid about the struggles that she has had to go through in her life.Her stories about Ney and the Front Porch Sisters (otherwise known as the Women of Faith team) inspired me and at the same time allowed me to see that it is possible to work through our failures and come out on the otherside knowing without a doubt that I am one of God's little princesses. I have been inspired by this book to look at my own friendships (or lack thereof), to ask God what it is that he wants me to learn from my friendships, and to be willing to take the chance of meeting new friends.Thank you so much Lisa from the bottom of my heart... your words and candidness have brought me to the place where I am no longer afraid of what God has in store for me with regards to my friendships.
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