This passage is frequently recited at weddings to illustrate the importance of keeping God, the third strand, woven into our relationships. Our spouse is often our best friend, and we can draw great comfort and strength from their friendship. But we also need other strong, God centered relationships as we deal with the pressures of life and celebrate the joys. We are better together, and these key relationships need to be nurtured.
1. How would you answer the question, “What kind of a friend are you?”
2. As Pastor Doug stated last week, good relationships involve both receiving and giving. Are your primary relationships mutually beneficial or largely one-sided?
Challenge: Evaluate your key relationships (include your spouse if married). Choose one relationship. What concrete step can you take to nurture and strengthen that relationship? Keep your list and go through the same process with each person on it.
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