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6 Ways to Encourage Your Friend Right Now

As Christians, we’re called to sharpen each other (Proverbs 27:17), build each other up (I Thessalonians 5:11) and exhort one another (Hebrews 3:13). What only takes us a few minutes has the potential to encourage someone for far longer. Whether your friend is deep in the trenches of #momlife, dealing with anxiety, or just seems to be in a funk, here are six ways you can encourage your sister in Christ right now...

/ Hide a random note. Without her noticing, stick a random note in her purse, planner or diaper bag. It will brighten her day when she find it, and you never know, she might just stumble across it when she needs it the most.

02 / Send a Greetabl. Perfectly proportioned personalized presents. Say that 10 times fast. I somehow stumbled on this during one of those Google rabbit holes while looking for something completely different. I’m so glad I did because this idea is so genius.

03 / Send an unprompted, heart-felt text. Sometimes, the love we have for our friends doesn't need to be said aloud, but expressing the deep sisterly love you have for your friend might just be the reflection of Christ's love she needs. Something as simple as a text message can be a Godsend to a friend in need. 

04 / Send them a book. Most of my friends like to read - or at least like to read when they find the time, so sending a book I think they’ll like or find encouraging during whatever they’re going through at the moment is always a good bet. With Amazon Prime at your fingertips, it takes about 2 minutes and ten dollars to have a book on your friend’s doorstep the very next day. Need a few ideas? Check out Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen and Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley.

05 / Encourage them with scripture. There is no greater encouragement to give a friend than the truth of Scripture, and the G+P Scripture Cards were created as an intentional tool for this very reason. If you order a set for a friend, you have the option to include a gift message in your order details and we'll include a handwritten note in your order for that extra personal touch.

06 / Help take the load off. Chances are, if you ask your friend, "Is there anything I can do?", they're going to say, "No, I'm fine..." Skip the asking part and, in the words of Nike, just do it. A great idea is to drop by her house with a frozen meal that she can fix whenever she doesn't feel like cooking. That way, she doesn't have to change whatever plans she already has in place, but I can guarantee it will come in handy at just the right time.

Image by Greetabl.