Being a Better Friend

I have been reminded of a conference I attended some time ago. One of the seminar's I went to was about developing meaningful friendships. It was not only about how to have friends, but also how to be a good friend.

While in the seminar the speaker asked this question, " If someone were to ask others this question about you... "As a friend, how well does she take care of you?" ... What would they say?"

Since being reminded of this, I have been thinking a lot about this question. As far as I'm concerned... there is always room for improvement.

I know I can improve. I intend to continue to work on this and focus a bit more. I will work on being a better friend.

So tell me... What things does a friend do to take care of you? What could make a "good friend" and even better friend?

"Women friends become the face of God to one another- the face of grace, of delight, of mercy." -- Stasi Eldrege


  1. I guess one way of being a good friend is letting her know you're still there, still praying, and still thinking of her -- even when you've not spoken in a long time.

    I am still here, and I still pray for you and your sweet family any time God prompts me to do so. May the Lord wrap His arms around you and bring beloved friends across your path today to be tangible reminders of His great love for you!

    Praying for you this morning, friend.

  2. I think by being available. I don't mean every minute of every day, but when you are going through some tough issues that the friend is willing to drop everything and help out. I hope that's the kind of friend I am and I know that my friends are. In fact, the get mad at me when I don't call them when I'm going through things.

  3. A friend to me is someone who not only shares in fun and laughter but also in my pain, by being the one who lends a listening ear and doesn't judge me for my feelings but points me back to Jesus.


Thank you for taking a moment to stop and chat. I enjoy the presence of you!