27. Friendship Hacks

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This is a story about a friendship that's lasted 2 decades

It's all our insights into why it's lasted and how to find friends that love you like family. And how to be that kind of friend.

We don't have short cuts but we do have stories about what got us from 2 strangers meeting after a failed church event to 2 friends who know ALL the details of each others' lives -- the good, the bad, and everything in between.

Listener invitation: Who are your people? Who are the women who have changed your own stories? Tag Lisa-Jo @lisajobaker and Christie @christiepurifoy  or use the hashtag #outoftheordinarypodcast and tell us all about them! We love when friends gush about each other! 

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  1. Carolyn on April 20, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I’d love to talk easy with a friend:)
    Somehow, friendship never come easily time. I feel like I’m learning to be a friend by heating you both interact!
    Warm regards,

  2. Melanie Taormina on April 22, 2019 at 9:05 pm

    I would love to share a few sentences from this podcast with a friend. (Well, I will be inviting her to enjoy the entire series, but, in particular, I’d like to send her a quote or two from the end of this episode on friendship.) I was wondering whether you create transcripts of your recordings.

    Thank you, and thanks for your beautiful conversations, which are so buoying and a wonderful companion on walks and long car rides. I’ve already “shared you” with a number of friends. 🙂 Much love.

    • Christie on May 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

      Melanie, thank you so much for listening and sharing! And thank you for your interest in a transcript. We don’t yet have transcripts but do hope to make those available in the future.

  3. AlyssaZ on April 26, 2019 at 4:23 pm

    I related to this episode so much! I was in a very lonely place in my early 20’s and I prayed for real friendships. God PROVIDED!! He brought me back to friendships from high school and through them, many others!

    God is amazing!

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