The Internet makes it possible for us to reach friends and contacts all
over the world.  That’s why it’s become such a popular forum for
people building electronic networks and communities.

Just as we meet certain social needs to by hanging out with like-
minded people, this “connection” can also be partially accomplished
over the Internet.  Community and connection are essential for the
human heart.  A blog like this one can bring people with similar
interests and concerns together to slog through issues or dialogue
about questions they have.

When I described this blog as “Conversations About Raising Girls,” I
hoped to form an electronic community of parents mulling over issues
girls face today.  I know I need the perspective of others to break
through the occasional quandaries I face with my daughter and
stepchildren.  I’m also sure that the kids each benefit from having a
wide circle of people resources in their lives.  The value of community
lies within the word “others.”

Though I and my guest bloggers have some good ideas, think of them
as conversation starters.  Do you agree or disagree with my points? 
More importantly, I’d love for you add to our community discussions
by giving examples from your own experiences. 

Don’t be afraid to contribute here.  Spiritual growth is
relational, and I really want to hear from you.

Mama J (Diane Fromme) is a writer, parent, and stepparent located in
Northern Colorado.  For more information on her stepparenting book,
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1 Comment on The Value of Community

  1. brianfromme says:


    I completely agree. Of course, I am a very relational person. Still, I have found the value of community many times in my life. When family members were dealing with cancer, it was friends and colleagues that became my community support. In business, my customers were a community. There is value in community, I am sure. The next set of questions is around how to best harness that value.


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