Messy, beautiful friendship: An episode from the Flourish podcast

Based on her recently released book, Messy, Beautiful Friendship, Christine Hoover unpacks realities about friendships that women rarely discuss. On the surface, friendships appear to be innate, easy and natural for most women, but the truth is, they’re complicated. As the title suggests, friendship is “messy” and does require more intentionality and effort than we discuss.

We invite you to listen in to this conversation with Kathy Ferguson Litton and Christine Hoover. Just click the “play” button at the top of the blog post. 


With stories of real friendships and guidance drawn from Scripture Christine encourages women to intentionally and purposefully invest in one of the most rewarding relationships God has given us. Grab her latest book today!

Christine is wife to Kyle Hoover, mom to three energetic boys, and the author of The Church Planting Wife: Help and Hope for Her Heart From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. In 2008, their family planted a church in Charlottesville, VA. She enjoys encouraging ministry wives and helping all women apply the gift of God’s grace to their daily lives. Christine offers fresh doses of biblical truth and grace on her blog,

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Published August 7, 2017