I received an email this week that totally blessed my socks off and confirmed the meaning behind this book club. I wanted to do this to bring women together and to give them a common ground for connecting with each other. If this even helps one person grow her relationships, than for me, it’s totally worth it. I think I’m so passionate about wanting women to grow their relationships, because I know what it feels like to be lonely and after going through seasons in my life where I prayed for more friends, my heart has come to a place where I desperately want everyone to have a sense of community in their life. I want women to give up on the idea that community and friendship come easily…because they don’t. Instead I want women to wake up in the morning and know that they’re worth love, acceptance and friendship and I want them to stinking fight for it.
Anyway—back the the email. Here’s what it read:
“My book club met on Saturday and it was so fun. It was two girls from church and an old friend from youth group and college days. We’ve gone separate ways over the years and I’ve missed her friendship. We also both came out of a very dysfunctional church and were scarred heavily from it. I was so glad for this opportunity for her to meet some of my church friends and see what kind of place and people good church can be. So, long story short: God really used your potty mouth book club for something cool in my life and hopefully in my friend’s life too.”
Now for our Week 3 questions!
- In the first section (starting on page 97), Amy talks a lot about age and how she has made friends with older women, who have helped her learn from their experiences. Do you feel like within your circle of friends everyone is the same age or are you friends with women of all ages? Do you like this? Why or why not?
- On page 109, Amy says “watching great people do what you love is a good way to start learning how to do it yourself.” What do you love? Do you have people in your life who are showing you how to do those things by example?
- Starting on page 121, Amy talks about how her parents still live in the same house they moved into when she was 5. Did you move often when you were a kid? Do your parents still live where you grew up?
And in case you’re just joining us or if you need a refresher, here’s the schedule:
- Week 1 (September 20th): Read the beginning of the book through page 61
- Week 2 (September 20th): Read pages 65-93
- Week 3 (September 27th): Read pages 97-145
- Week 4 (October 4th): Read pages 149-201
- Week 5 (October 11th): Read pages 201-245
- Week 6 (October 18th): Read pages 245-286
- Week 7 (October 25th): Read pages 287-the end
- Possible In-Person Coffee Night to wrap this up? If you think that would be fun, let me know your vote for a location. Even if only some of us could make it, I still think it would be so fun!
To connect and discuss, answer this week’s questions in the comments section below. Happy reading, friends!