Articles on Secular-topics:life-issues/friendship

I Lost a Friend but Learned How to Trust God

The unexpected loss of a close friendship helped one person trust God in a deeper way.

The Desire Series — An Introduction

Join three women as they share experiences of struggling to live according to God’s plan for their sexual desires.

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?

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.

Dear Christian Man, Why Are You so Lonely?

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

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.

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.

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.

Are All Your Friends Just Like You?

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

How to Grow Friendships That Last a Lifetime

A group of Christian men discovered 3 ingredients of life-changing friendship.

10 Ways to Be a Good Neighbor

A mom of four tells how her family connected with their neighbors, and offers ways you can connect with yours.

Refreshing Conversation

Five practical ideas about evangelism for daily life.

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!”

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.

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.

How to Be a Good Listener

Listening to others well is a critically important life and ministry skill. Developing it will help us with all our relationships. In order to grow in this area, becoming aware of good and bad listening habits is a great place to start.

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