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Oct 23 2019

CTLP Episode 139- All My Friends Have Issues with Amanda Anderson

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Show Notes-

This week on the CTL podcast, MacKenzie Koppa chats with author and speaker Amanda Anderson about her book All My Friends Have Issues: Building Remarkable Relationships with Imperfect People (Like Me). Together MacKenzie and Amanda cover a range of topics related to building healthy friendships and maintaining good boundaries, including:

  • Amanda talks about her book-writing journey
  • MacKenzie and Amanda discuss the faithfulness required to move toward your goals
  • Authenticity versus intimacy in building relationships
  • Not every friendship needs to be at the same depth
  • Amanda talks about how the idea of “finding your tribe” may not be all that helpful to us in building friendship today
  • Cautions against placing expectations on friends that are too high, unhealthy, or unrealistic
  • The value of having several different people to speak truth into your life
  • Toxic relationships and setting healthy boundaries
  • Rebuke versus restoration in the church
  • What it’s like to have friendships in which you can give and receive correction
  • The difference between hearing hard truths from friends instead of from your spouse
  • Amanda’s typical daily routine
  • Be sure to check out the audio version of All My Friends Have Issues to get the extra bonus chapter that didn’t make it into the print version!

Current Lovelies-

Amanda: finding time to do creative things like sewing projects

MacKenzie: listening to music on Pandora for a change

Resources Mentioned-


All My Friends Have Issues


When Harry Met Sally

Talladega Nights

Find Amanda-

You can find Amanda at You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Find MacKenzie-

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

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