My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

How To Have Equally Yoked Friendships

For some, friendship looks natural and easy like taking a stroll on a nice day. That has never been my reality. Friendship is hard work, and often leaves me fumbling and awkward. I’m honored to welcome Bethany to share today about how we can strengthen our friendships. Ever participated in a three-legged race? Your leg […]

5 Ways to Help Someone Who Is Struggling – Part 4

We’re wrapping up our series today on how you can help someone without trying to save them. The last two pieces connect so well and they both make such a difference. Be A Friend This might be tricky, because every situation is different. It may mean listening and giving the person a chance to vent. […]

5 Ways to Help Someone Who Is Struggling – Part 3

Some people I love dearly are going through hard things. The messy hard that wrings you out and leaves you exhausted. There isn’t anything I can say to fix their situation, but I can help with the effects of what they are going through. And you can help someone, too.  Be Practical When someone is […]

5 Ways to Help Someone Who Is Struggling – Part 2

Knowing how to help someone who is going through something hard is challenging. We often feel like we say the wrong thing or don’t want to be a bother. So we do nothing. But doing nothing doesn’t help. The second post in a series, this is something you can really do and it makes such […]

5 Ways To Help Someone Who Is Struggling – Part 1

When we realize we cannot save someone else, we are left with the question: What can we do? The quick answer is LOVE…but what does that look like in real life? We need practical suggestions for helping someone in crisis or struggling through a difficult time. Things that we feel like we can really do, […]

The End of a Friendship

There are times when a friendship ends naturally, organically. It’s life moving on and changing. But other times a friendship is purposefully terminated, ripped away and ended abruptly like a bad breakup in middle school. It’s been almost a year since a friend broke up with me. I haven’t talked about it much because it […]

Death Of A Friendship

I looked around at the awkward, broken pieces of our friendship and I was overcome with how easily it had happened. I had chipped away at our relationship bit by bit until I was standing in the middle of a pile of brokenness. Yet I wondered how I got here. Could it really be all […]