Amy Women, trust and friendship don't always tie together like a beautiful, perfect pink bow. Like with any relationship, there are ebbs and flows. Our New Beginnings team members, Nancy Kalman and Amy Austin, talk about how it can be difficult to find those lifelong friends and build trust. However,..."you just never know when you'll meet your best friend." Find out how a chance meeting and an invitation started this strong, trusting friendship 9 years ago. And maybe today is your day to come out of your comfort zone and get out, invite out, or call on a new friend.

Kristina A genuine friend is hard to come by, isn't it? Whether you are new to town, a new mom, new to a job, etc.... it can be lonely. New Beginnings team members Amy Austin and Kristina Gill share how encouraging and uplifting it is to reach out and connect, even on your worst days.

"It's so good to have friends to tell you, it's ok to not be ok." - Kristina Gill

Proverbs 18:24 A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother

Elizabeth Did you know children desire to be listened to rather than fixed? Elizabeth Austin acknowledges how moms can easily become discouraged when praying for their kids.

She also shares with Cristina Harty how to help your children grow up into responsible adults.

“No one will pray for your children like you will.” - Cristina Harty

Joshua 10:25 “Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous.”

Nancy Nancy Kalman shares with Cristina Harty how her past prayer life was virtually nonexistent but grew into daily, precious personal time with her Heavenly Father...sharing and opening her heart whether in her closet (hiding from kids!;)) or doing the dishes.

Finding and talking to God is easier than we think. He WANTS to KNOW YOU and be a part of your everyday life. We hope this encourages you and your personal prayer time with Him!

Amy Wouldn’t you love to walk away from a discussion with a friend feeling lifted and encouraged? Prayer has the ability to do just that!

“Prayer unifies you and brings an intimacy that you can’t get through just talking with one another.” - Amy Austin

We encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and pray with a friend. God doesn’t care how eloquent you sound, He simply wants to hear your voice.

Matt 18:20 For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”

Elizabeth New Beginning's Ministries Mentor Liz Austin shares how the power of praying for your spouse is transforming in more ways than one!

Don't miss Liz's funny story of how she tried to be "Holy Spirit" for her husband!

"Make yourself intimate with God in prayer so that He can teach you how to be the wife you were meant to be for your husband's sake." - Liz Austin

Helpful resources Liz recommends are: "The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian, and "His Needs, Her Needs" by Willard Harley, Jr.

Laura Are you looking to strengthen your marriage? Laura Bax talks openly about her marriage, and the importance of daily prayer with your spouse.

Three Tips Laura shares for a Healthy Marriage:

1. Be faithful to pray together everyday.
2. Do not try to fix your spouse.
3. Listen to what your spouse has to say.

"whenever two of you on earth agree about anything you pray for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three come together in my name, I am there with them." Mathew 18:19-20