Video Series

Real Relationships: Building Great Friendships

Nicole Smithee

 

We all want to have ride or die friends, friends who send us memes that make us laugh out loud, friends that drive us to the airport and help us move, who tell us when we have something stuck in our teeth or our zipper is down, who keep us from buying that ridiculous outfit, who share their wifi password with us, or better yet, their Netflix subscription, and who are there when we need them and have our backs.

We want the kind of friendships that encourage, inspire, and bring out the best in us.

In a world where “friends” can simply mean someone who has access to our Facebook page, we crave something more. We want authentic, sincere, loyal friendship, and sadly, that’s not always the easiest to come by. And without it, we often feel lonely, isolated, unnoticed and uncared for.

This video explores some of the best practices of great friendships and how to invest in both new and old friendships. And after watching the video, keep the conversation going by sharing your own friendship wisdom below or by giving a shout out to the great friends in your life!

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    Jeffery Campbell
    May 24, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Hello Nicole, I want to say thank you, in many ways for saving my life and helping me find balance again in faith. Several friends and I recently completed you Daring Faith Devotional in the YouVersion Bible app. I have sadly been revisiting a lesson from God for quite some time. My family and I have found ourselves in tight constraints financially recently. I have been good at forcing solutions in the past, but this time there was no way for me to do that. I was spinning out of control, worried, anxious, angry, hurt, pouting, bargaining, and facing a giant fear of man and not being able to pay bills or buy groceries. Anyway, between working through your devotional and going through Leo Giglio’s Goliath Must Fall devotional and sermon series, I believe God has started to make a breakthrough for me. No, the situation has not been resolved, I am still waiting for the supernatural answer to come. Now I am trying to figure out what is the balance between praying for something and trust God versus, constantly praying until the answer comes through. Also, what is the difference between praying and trusting God versus fatalism – “Ce qui sera sera”? Doesn’t surrender to the Father, even though He is an intelligent designer, connotate the same or similar meaning? Anyway, thank you again for the wonderful devotional message you put to paper in the Daring Faith Devotional. Shalom Aleichem. Jeff

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