Articles on Secular-topics:life-issues/friendship

30 Ways to Show Someone You Care

You can serve others to build relationships for spiritual conversations and to care for others. Here’s 30 ideas to get started.

When Pleasing Others Gets in the Way of Leading

As a child, I thought I needed to be nice so people would like me. I thought that was love. But you know what? That is not the way God sees it. Laying aside my rights doesn’t mean pleasing others. This discovery has been critical to my life and leadership.

Three Cards to Play in Discipleship

When I started spiritually building into the lives of others, I easily played the truth card first. Got a problem? “Here’s your deep-seated issue.” You don’t see a problem? “Let me tell you your problem!”

Redemptive Relationships

Has a friend ever influenced you in something? Especially in spiritual matters, I believe that people buy into a person before they buy into their faith.

For the Love of a Disciple

1 Thessalonians presents Paul’s defense of the sincerity of his love, and at the same time provides one of the best outlines found in scripture of the heart, motivation and activities involved in discipleship.

God punched me in the face

When God wanted to show Michael how much He loved him, it started with a punch in the face.

3 Ways to Care for Your Depressed Friend

Whether you’re unsure if your loved one is actually depressed or terrified to leave them alone, here are 3 things your friend needs from you right now.

The Worst Way to Counsel a Friend

The first time I went to a counselor, she told me I was a sinner. That was the worst thing she could have said.

This Is What Happens When You Get Over Yourself

How to embrace and value the stories of others as strongly as you do your own.

Being a Friend to the Mourning

It can be hard to know how to be a friend when you’re needed most. There are practical ways to show your love and care to a friend who is grieving.

Dear Christian Man, Why Are You so Lonely?

Why hundreds of Facebook friends can still leave us without the relationships we long for.

Refreshing Conversation

Five practical ideas about evangelism for daily life.

Intentional Fishing

As Christians we are called to community. We cannot live the Christian life alone. We are not effective alone. We are social by design.

10 Things to Do While You're Single

Being single is actually a gift, if you treat it as such. It gives you the opportunity to do some things that would become more difficult after marriage, and properly prepare for marriage – if that's your goal.

Are All Your Friends Just Like You?

What American Christians miss by not building friendships with people who are different from them.

Squad Goals: Six People You Want in Your Squad

Our culture is obsessed with #squadgoals. We want a glamorous squad that can conquer the world. What are your actual “squad goals”? Who are the six people you truly need in your squad?

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