Friendship— An Abode Of Both Reward And Sorrow
“One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 NIV
Women have a greater need for friendships than men do. Our friendships run deeper. Men like to “do things” with friends. Women want to “know things” about each other. We like to do things together too, like shopping, but we want to talk while doing it!
Girls are naturally drawn to each other. When friendships are lost, women grieve. A girl’s first experience with heartache may have been over a lost “best friend” rather than a “boyfriend.”
We grieve not just for the friendship but also for the secrets shared, trust, and acceptance enjoyed. No one can cause you more harm than someone you have trusted deeply. If betrayed, the pain runs deep….
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This is so true, Paula, “It’s better to have one friend than dozens of superficial acquaintances.” And this is good advice, “There are people who need your friendship. Ask God to reveal them to you. True friendships are intentional.” Great area for growth in intentionality!
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Thank you so much Lisa
well, this is far off the subject, but I never noticed the steam coming off that cup of coffee before. absolutely brilliant!
LOL. Thank you so much Linda. I had seen other websites that had a video as the header image and wondered how they could do so. Well it took me about a year and many failed attempts but I finally figured it out.
This post aligns with something that’s been on my heart when it comes to cultivating friendships with women; Christian women specifically. Some women prefer to hide behind their blogs than be seen for who they truly are in real life. I know people need my friendship. Daily I ask God to reveal those people to me. As Christians, we are called to do life together. I can’t bear your burdens or even pray for you if I don’t know what’s going on and yes, I agree with you, that it is better to have one close, reliable, trustworthy friend, than a dozen superficial acquaintances. Amen to that!
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Amen and praise God. Wonderful points Yvonne 🤗