October 17, 2018

Hannah Anderson on Wise Discernment in Friendship

Each week this season on By Faith, I’m talking with a guest about the ins and outs of friendship. As I wrote about in my book Messy Beautiful Friendship, friendship isn’t easy for anyone; it takes time, intentionality, and lots of grace. And sometimes we have to navigate complexities and hurts in friendship that leave us uncertain and crushed. I’m right there with you, and my guests are here to help us think through it all.

Today my guest on the podcast is Hannah Anderson. Hannah is a wife, a mom, and the author of several books, including Humble Roots, which is one of my favorite books and one I have re-read, and I don’t usually re-read books. Hannah has a new book out called All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment, so I invited her on the show today to help us apply discernment to our relationships. Sometimes the messier parts of friendship aren’t black and white and we need help thinking through what to do when there is distance in a friendship, how to have wise conflict, and how to, as the Bible says “faithfully wound a friend” when it’s necessary. Hannah is going to help us with these things today, as well as how to think about loneliness, and why she says if we’re doing relationships correctly, it often involves heartbreak.
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Listen to my conversation with Hannah on iTunes or, if you're on my website, in the embedded player below.

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