In the thick of things, it's easy to overlook the foundation of our families. Yet, it's in the little moments where we must nurture the friendship which underlies a healthy marriage, which will lead us to the most beautiful treasure in the world...
"However, when you realize that your friendships “for a season” are over, it makes it more difficult to just “unfriend” them on social media without hurting the other person’s feelings, even when it isn’t about any personal decision, but rather about you recognizing the friendship’s season has run its course." The past few months have seen a resurgence of this internal struggle.
I am constantly amazed at how God answers prayers. Yesterday, I wrote about how friendships evolve and change. Some friends enter into your life for a season, other friends become family. When my husband and I lived in North Carolina, we were what some friends referred to as, "DINKs" (Dual Income, No Kids). I was … Continue reading Bosom Friends
Once upon a time, I had a community organization and development class in my Masters program which touched on types of friendships. The professor had argued that there were two types of friends/friendships, based loosely on Max Weber, based even more loosely on Ferdinand Toennies' sociological types of groups in society: 1.) Gemeinschaft friendships are … Continue reading Murky Waters of Friendship
On a drive home from church one Sunday, I overheard M start explaining his various family members in a low voice. When I asked with whom he was speaking, he responded in an annoyed voice, "I'm talking to my friend." After a while, we realized his friend's name was Jet (from the Super Wings television … Continue reading Never a Dull Moment