Christian Women's Magazine - Spiritual Friendships

JBU Spring Cover 2018

This issue of Just Between Magazine highlights advice for Christian women on the importance of Spiritual Friendships. Other key article topics include: finding your place in God's story and the importance of a soul getaway.  

Below is an excerpt from one of the featured articles "Spiritual Friendships" by Seana Scott and Martha Ybarra:

Last summer I, (Seana) wanted to quit motherhood. My family had just moved to a new city, and I felt isolated, frayed, and stuck. In the midst of it all, I called my friend Martha and vented. She affirmed me through silence and sighs, and she reminded me about the last move and how all the details worked out. Then she prayed for me to find the right grocery store and help my boys adjust. I needed Martha. But she needs me, too. Many times, I also offer her the silence of listening or words of wisdom.

Women need each other—and not just for play-dates at the park or pasta recipes. We need spiritual friendships that will nourish our souls.

Martha and I want to share with you the joy of our spiritual friendship, including the ingredients of spiritual friendship and common mistakes to avoid. 


Always be willing to open your home. You never know when you might be entertaining angels unaware! more


How is it possible to find and allow joy to fill a soul amid experiences of suffering and evil? more

Tough Times

God wants to love people through you. He’s looking for those who will “Love Out Loud”. more


The only way to more life is by pouring more of yourself out. You can't have more unless you pour out. more


When God commanded Sabbath, He wasn’t talking about our actions. He was challenging our attitude. more

Relationship with God

Studies show that you and I crave empathy, yet we live in a “selfie” world where empathy is in short supply. Follow these tips to help raise your own empathy for others. more


We all know someone facing a trial. Author Sarah Beckman provides practical tools so you can walk alongside people in their times of greatest need. more


Our battles are often won or lost in our minds. It’s what we choose to think about that dictates the joy and happiness in our lives or the lack of it. more

Inspirational Stories

PTSD changed me, both my brain and my soul. And while it will never leave, I now have tools to better deal with the symptoms when they rear their ugly head. Healing is possible! more

Inspirational Stories

How do we overcome the challenges of parenting grown-up children? more

Parenting Advice

Spiritual friendships nourish our hearts throughout every season of our lives. Learn the main ingredients of building spiritual friendships and common mistakes to avoid. more

Friendship Advice

Are your prayers more like an order to Amazon, said with the same frantic urgency, rather than a reverent plea to the Creator? Maybe it's time for a "petition shift". more