The mission of FBC Vero's Women's Ministry is to build a fellowship of Christian women who are devoted to growing in the love of Christ, reaching in the name of Christ, affirming in the body of Christ, caring in the nature of Christ and exalting in the glory of Christ.
The Teach it at Stanford
In an evening class at Stanford the last lecture was on the mind-body connection - the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stqanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her heath was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends.
At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.
Women connect with each other differently and provice support systems that help each other deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality "girlfriend time" hlelps to create more serotonin - a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well-being. Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very GOOD for our health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out in the gym.
There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged, not true. In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking!
So every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health! We are indeed very, very lucky.
So let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it's very good for out health!
Women's Ministry Events
Connection Groups & Bible Studies
Womens Devotions on the Beach
July 1st at 6pm
Please bring a friend, snack and a devotion to share and join us at South Beach (1705 Ocean Drive).
For more information, please contact Gloria Cutting at 633.0209.