Care & Support Ministry

Brighter Way

Community Workshop

Women Encouraging Women! That's what the Women's Encouragement Workshop is all about! No hidden agendas, politics, or hidden messages! Instead we have created a safe confidential outlet for adult women of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences in our community to come together to encourage, uplift, edify, and empower one another during our monthly sessions exploring different topics. All are welcome!


During our March session we will explore the multifaceted topic of relationships. Join us as women join our group discussion sharing tidbits on how to maintain successful relationships with family members, co-workers, friends, spouses, and significant others.

Maintaining Positive Relationships

Do you find it difficult to maintain healthy relationships with friends, coworkers, and family members? Do you often find yourself entangled in the middle of conflict and strife unsure of how to cope? Do you feel like your relations with others are sinking?

Check the tools that you are using such as your tolerance meter, interpersonal skills, and communication. What steps do you have in place to maintain harmony and cohesion in the workplace, home, and within your group or church family? The Bible teaches us in Galatians 5:22-23 to put love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control into our tool chest which are all the active work of the Holy Spirit! It is often easy to continue to show love through patience, tolerance, and kindness when we agree, however the real work of love comes when we disagree, feel hurt, irritated, or offended!

Tools to build rather than sink relationships should include empathy. Try listening, really listening to the other’s point of view. Then put yourself in their situation, picture yourself walking in their shoes, and check your response meter! Thinking before you speak or react has preserved many relationships, and softness over abrasiveness wins every time! Finally release the need to be right, apologize, and reconcile quickly. Better to strive to resolve minor issues swiftly than to allow an ocean of bad feelings to build a canyon size rift over any issues.

Having difficulty maintaining meaningful relationships? Contact Alicia Hicks for confidential individual counseling sessions at 484-288-0078.

Saturday, March 8th, 11am

1023 Valley Road

Hockessin, DE

Women's Encouragement Workshop

Topic: Relationships