When a Friendship Falls Apart: Finding God’s Path for Healing, Forgiveness, and (Maybe) Help Letting Go
We all long for “friends forever”—but what happens when forever ends?
They say friends are the family we choose. And that choosing—the joy of loving and being loved by someone who isn’t genetically obligated to share life with us—adds priceless worth to our days, but also great risk.
Because hurt can happen even in the closest friendships, and sometimes friendships fall apart. The loss can be staggering. As we struggle to digest the pain and confusion, we wonder, How could this happen? And what do I do now?
In When a Friendship Falls Apart, beloved author Elizabeth Laing Thompson comes alongside readers as they process their struggling friendships—the faltering, the fractured, and the failed. Blending personal story, biblical examples, and faith-filled wisdom, each page explores questions like the following:
◉ How do we guard against the poison of bitterness so we can process the hurt and move forward?
◉ When and how do we seek reconciliation? What does forgiveness look like?
◉ How do we know when it’s time to leave a friendship behind?
◉ How do we open up again and entrust our wounded hearts to new friendships?
If you find yourself in the midst of a friendship that’s falling apart, or you’re grappling with past hurts and regrets, this book is for you. May it be a comfort and help, leading you closer to the Friend who will never leave.
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Elizabeth Laing Thompson writes with the kind of gentle vulnerability, humble understanding, and deep wisdom that could only belong to a woman who’s been there. She can relate, and she repeatedly points her reader to her Jesus, who can relate too. Unfortunately, none of us will escape broken friendships this side of heaven. Fortunately, we have books like this one. When a Friendship Falls Apart is a book every one of us needs on our shelf.
Hannah C. HallBestselling Author
Is friendship difficult for you? If so, Elizabeth Thompson is the friend you need to take you by the hand to guide you through navigating these vital, yet complicated relationships. In her book When a Friendship Falls Apart, Elizabeth vulnerably shares her own stories as well as biblical stories to help you know you aren’t alone in your companionship struggle. This book is your go-to when a friendship falls apart to give you the practical steps needed to heal, forgive, and maybe even let go.
Rachael AdamsAuthor of A Little Goes a Long Way: 52 Days to a Significant Life and host of the Love Offering podcast
Phew! We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Left with the shattered pieces of the brokenness we experience this side of eternity. Elizabeth’s words matter deeply for any friend (that’s all of us!) walking through a tough season. Her wisdom comes from a deep well of biblical truth—the only and necessary place for us to ground ourselves when attempting to walk through a friendship that falls apart. A MUST-read for the Christ follower seeking healing and forgiveness!