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When Friendship Is Broken

When Friendship Is Broken

Friendships can be like those leaves. Sometimes they end just when we begin to believe they might really last forever. An ended friendship can be a deeply painful loss causing real grief.

Pastor's Wife: Lay Down Your Life And Be a Real Friend

Pastor's Wife: Lay Down Your Life And Be a Real Friend

A very common piece of advice, or warning, I have received is that my closest friends should not be in our church. I have been told it’s impossible to have close friendships with church members, warned I will get burned, and told to find another outlet for community in order to protect myself and my family from negative experiences.

Why Men and Women Must Be Friends in the Church

Why Men and Women Must Be Friends in the Church

Many of us have been wounded by some of the pitfalls in attempting friendship with the opposite sex. Many can sense that something in the way we handle these relationships is “off,” but maybe we’re not sure exactly what. As Christians, how do we negotiate what is appropriate and inappropriate between men and women in friendship while honoring both purity and family?