September 19, 2013

Good Friends

He's had a friend since he was two years old. Now at 14, they have known each other for a dozen years. Each boy has other friends and acquaintances, but they really are each other's best friend. So what can two teenage boys teach us about friendship?

A lot if you just look.

After spending an afternoon with the boys, I jotted down a list of what I noticed made their friendship work. Then, I thought about how these qualities could be applied to anyone trying to find a good friend. Here is what I compiled...
How to Pick Good Friends

Look for someone who:
  • meets you where you are but challenges you to do/be more. A good friend gets you out of your comfort zone and encourages you to try.
  • respects you and your opinion.
  • has humility. No one likes a know-it-all.
  • points you to God.
  • can laugh with you.

"Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another."
Proverbs 27:17

~ Dorie

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