What Makes a Good Friend?

What Makes a Good Friend?

Today, modern technology allows us to make hundreds, or even thousands, of social network “friends” by merely adding their names to our list of computer contacts. And when we wish to end one of these “friendships,” we simply delete that person’s name from our list. However, true friendships still eludes many. 

In fact, one recent survey revealed that although we are socializing more, the number of our truly close friends has decreased.

Like most people, you probably agree that good friends are important. You may also recognize that there is more to being a friend than simply clicking links on a computer screen or a smartphone. What do you look for in a friend? How can you be a good friend? What does it take to forge a lasting friendship?

Consider the following four guiding principles, and note how the Bible’s practical advice can help you to be the kind of person others would want as a friend.

 

1. Show that you really care.

2. Be a good communicator.

3. Have realistic expectations.

4. Widen your circle of friends. 

– from Awake, June 2014

Please click here to see full article! 

http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/g201406/what-makes-good-friend/

Thank you. :))

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