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Feb 6 2019

CTLP Episode 102- Cultivating Lifelong Friendships with Sally Clarkson


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Show Notes-

This week on Cultivating the Lovely, MacKenzie Koppa chats with her friend and mentor Sally Clarkson. Sally is an author, speaker, wife and mother to 4 amazing adults. She and her husband Clay have written many books on family and faith. The newest book project Sally has coming out is Girls’ Club: Cultivating Lasting Friendship in a Lonely World, which she co-wrote with her daughters, Sarah and Joy. That book is the main topic of today’s conversation between MacKenzie and Sally, plus much more:

  • A little intro into Sally’s newest book, Girls’ Club
  • How the original Clarkson “Girls’ Club” got started


  • We were created to be communal people
  • The loneliness that pervades our current culture
  • Learning to cultivate friendships and investing time into the process
  • Investing in yourself and improving yourself in order to pour into others
  • Sally talks about some of the things that she appreciates about her friends
  • Being a friend to your own children while parenting well
  • Having friends who inspire and support us in our mothering
  • A typical day in Sally’s life currently

Current Lovelies

Sally: making her mornings beautiful with candles, music, tea and fresh flowers

MacKenzie: treating herself to a donut and learning that she is worth it

Resources Mentioned


Girls’ Club

Own Your Life

Surprised by Oxford

Find Sally-

You can find Sally on her website,, and listen to her podcast At Home with Sally. You can also follow her on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter.

Find MacKenzie-

You can find MacKenzie Koppa on Instagram, Facebook, and the CTL Facebook Group, of course! You can also listen to her family-friendly podcast The Same Page!

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