Hey friends, I have a prayer request. Well, I have to tell my sister that she's hurting me and I'm tired of pretending she doesn't--our relationship is struggling and she's undependable and drains me and makes life harder for me more than she's an actual friend to me. I feel like I can't be real or even live life like a normal human without her critiquing everything I do. I want our relationship to be REAL friendship. I'll have to be vulnerable to have to tell her this and I'm almost sure she'll say I'm being dramatic and reject me and downplay my pain and desire for a deep, loving sisterhood. I'm scared and worried about how this will turn out. My heart shrink from the idea of another wound. Please pray for me to have the courage to just be vulnerable so she at least knows I'm hurting and that God would be my strength so that I can love her with His love no matter her response. Thanks girls. <3

Posted in: Relationships on June 15, 2016

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  • August 31, 2016

    Chelsea, thanks so much for sharing your personal experience and your wise words. I can tell they are truth. I'll strive to take your advice. Thank you! I love you.

  • July 12, 2016

    I went through something very similar with my sister. For years I fought for friendship with her and felt like she didn't really care. I was hurt by her time and time again, and trying to tell her that didn't always go over so well. But today we're finally in a place where that relationship is mending and slowly building into what I'd always hoped it would be. Now, from conversations we've had, I can see that while she didn't always respond well when I'd come to her and try to talk about our issues, she did always hear me. She took my words and my feelings to heart, but at the time she didn't really know how to change. I can see now that though I was ready, I could never expect her to be in the same place. She needed to work through some things and get there, to a place where she wanted to work on our relationship, on her own. The best thing I could do was never give up on her - keep talking, even when it hurts, keep loving, even when it's not reciprocated, keep praying, even when it seems like nothing's happening. Your sister sees you and hears you, even when it doesn't seem like it. Just keep fighting for your relationship and praying for her. God is working on her heart. Praying for you, friend.
    - Chelsea, AGLM