(April 13) Protecting Our Friendships -- Proverbs 18:19

Updated: Apr 16, 2018

People are great. As young children, we look forward to having a big birthday party and inviting as many friends as our parents would allow. As we become teenagers, our friendships narrow and we look forward to “hanging out” with 3 or 4 close friends each weekend. In college, we are excited to find that “special” relationship, and we enjoy spending time with the one we plan to marry. Each life stage is made better because of the people that share them with us.

There is another reality: people can make life hard. Friends can sometimes let us down, and people we love can break our hearts. You do not have to l