The book (and the movie) “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood” tells the story of four women who form a pact as young girls to be friends forever. When one of them is in crisis, they have a “full-scale Ya-Ya alert” causing the other three to fly to the rescue.
Their “divine secrets”– which are recorded in a scrapbook — consist mainly of their marriages, childbirths, failures and sins. They support each other, annoy each other, and they are always there for each other from adolescence to empty nesters.
The movie highlights their commitment to each other and their perseverance in doing what they think is best for each other despite what it may cost. True, they have many flaws. Their best attempts are sometimes misguided and soaked in alcohol but they are bonded by their commitment to each other as fellow Ya Yas.
Becoming a believer is in some ways like becoming a Ya-Ya.
When you become a believer, not only do you gain a vertical relationship with God, you gain a horizontal relationship with other believers. While God calls us to himself personally, He also calls us to be in a community; to weep when one of us weeps and to rejoice when one rejoices, to bear each others burdens and to encourage each other through the ups and downs of life. Upon conversion, you gain not only a personal relationship with your savior, you gain a sister relationship to all his other children.
The first divine secret of the Christian sisterhood is if you want to thrive, not just survive, you must trust Jesus as your Lord & Savior. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on November 2, 2007
The second divine secret of the Christian sisterhood is building a relationship with God begins with prayerfully and thoughtfully reading your Bible. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on November 3, 2007
The third divine secret of the Christian sisterhood is there are no spectators and no competitive maturity in the sisterhood, the body of Christ. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on November 3, 2007
The fourth secret of the divine sisterhood and that is triumph is inevitable, because our hope will not disappoint. Teacher: Krisan Marotta on November 4, 2007
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