Ruth Marlene Friesen: Welcome!
This site is like Ruthe,
the heroine of my novel,
Ruthe's Secret Roses
Ruthe is . . .
intimate with God,
prays a lot,
a bleeding heart for the hurting,
a big sister,
has creative ideas,
likes to give
loyal to friends,
dreams of love and
dreams of writing a book
goes the extra mile
So this site offers;
good books to read!
help to become Friends with Jesus,
The One Ideal Real Friend
a cure for loneliness
An Older Sister's Coping Secret
how to pray Panic Prayers,
how to grow in faith
how to share your faith
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A Book I can Highly Recommend
Preparing Yourself to be Mentored
by Edna Ellison & Tricia Scribner
Published by New Hope 2001 ISBN: 1563097400
One day a young woman at church approached me in a line up for refreshments, to ask if I would
mentor or disciple her. It caught me quite off guard and I didn't have time in my life at that
point. Some months later, a small block of time cleared, and I was immediately reminded of her. We
had precious hours together every week for two years.
This workbook, Seeking Wisdom, would have been a help to my younger woman friend while she waited.
Still, as I read this through I was pleased at how well God guided us through the steps set out
Just as Ellison and Scribner point out, many a young woman longs to have an older, wiser woman take
her under her wing, teach and show her thing by example. Some want guidance in being a good wife and
mother, others in Christian disciplines, and some desire mentoring in a career or skill. The problem
is, the older women don't all feel so ready to mentor.
This book helps a young woman to sort out what it is she wants or needs most, how to prepare
herself, and how to find and approach a mentor. It even gives advice on how to gently persuade
the older woman, that yes, she is able to mentor out of her own personal knowledge and
If a more formal arrangement is started in a church to match up mentors and mereas (a Jewish word
for friend), this book can be used for a class to prepare the younger women. Woman to Woman:
Preparing Yourself to Mentor is the companion book which can be used to prepare the mentors.
Oh to see more of this happening!
(Reprinted with Permission from Provident Bookfinder)
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