HEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS VS UNHEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS

HEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS

  1. Make much of God.
  2. Ask the question: ‘How do we get more of Jesus in this friendship?’
  3. Act like individuals who answer to God.
  4. Are excited when others form new friendships.
  5. Hold friendships with open hands.
  6. Call out sin in others with love.
  7. Fuel our desire for God.
  8. Encourage obedience to God.
  9. Spend time praying for the other alone.
  10. Care about God’s glory.
  11. Encourage us to need God more.
  12. Tell you God is your place of belonging.
  13. Want friends to have more of Jesus.

UNHEALTHY FRIENDSHIPS

  1. Make much of one another.
  2. Ask the question: ‘How do we get more of each other in this friendship?’
  3. Act like a couple who answers to each other.
  4. Feel threatened and jealous when others make new friends.
  5. Feel like they own one another.
  6. Excuse sin in the name of love.
  7. Reduce our desire for God.
  8. Redefine/excuse obedience to God.
  9. Only pray for each other together.
  10. Care about their own importance.
  11. Encourage us to need each other more.
  12. Tell you I am your place of belonging.
  13. Want friends to have more of the friendship.

Life teaches you that friend is a REALLY STRONG WORD. Cherish the true friends you have. They’re literally God’s gift. 🙂

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