I have been indulging in a couple of books concerning how to be a better friend over the past couple of months and it is something that has really been changing me. Now, when I say changing, I am NOT talking about perfection because many of you who read this would be considered friends so you already know that I am NOT perfect!!!
In fact, I am so far from perfect that it really makes me wonder if there is really hope for me sometimes ;). Thank God for Grace!!
So, before I begin my review of what I think it takes to be a good friend, I just want to say THANK YOU to all of my friends (especially my best friend Erik) for sticking with me and being there. I am a work in progress and hopefully all the rest of us are too!
Now..onto the juicy details of what I have been reading:
I read this book a long time ago but I again snagged it off the bookshelf for a little refresher course. I think that it has great insight into being a friend and not only that but I think it can be pretty useful in marriage too (believe it or not, men have most of the same personality traits that women do..we just discuss them)!
Now I don't want to give away too much information because I really think that everyone should read this one for themselves. We all have certain situations that stick out however, this book really delves into the person who "WE" want to be...not who our friend is. I again was reminded about what "I" need to do to be a better friend and why God has put my friends in my life!
My favorite Bible verse on friendship: Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!