Closer with Friends

Our marriage will benefit from having friendships.  Having healthy friendships as a couple and as an individual is essential.  This will bring much wellness into our marriage.  It will bring joy.

Dan and I have been blessed with many friends throughout the years.  It did not happen automatically.  It takes effort.  It takes planning.  It takes forgiveness.  It takes being vulnerable.  It is not easy to get friendships started. But it is well worth it.   

Having close healthy friendships will keep us emotionally well.  This goes a long way toward keeping our marriages closer.  With technology, we can find many reasons not to leave our homes.   We are social beings and we were never meant to do life alone.  We need each other.  

Our friends are there when we need encouragement.  They are there in times of need.  They are there when we have personal crises.  But if we have not spent the time building those relationships, we will go through life alone.  Life will be much harder.  

Ask yourself, how long has it been since you have spent time with friends?  If it has been a while, how about planning a dinner night out.   Invite them to your home.  Think of an activity you enjoy and invite friends to go with you. 

Grow with friends-grow in your marriage. 

God’s Word-Ecclesiastes 4:12 

By yourself, you’re unprotected. With a friend, you can face the worst.

Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn’t easily snapped.

2018 Winter Hiking-Bill, Carol, Lori, and Dan

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