Healthy Friendships Take Time And Energy!Healthy Friendships!

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You are in good shape when you have a few healthy friendships. If you have five real friends stuck with you through thick and thin, you have had a whole life. Many friendships can be superficial or have self-centered interests. Remember that an acquaintance is different from a friendship.

I come up with a formula to understand the degree of the people I know. The characteristics have the following to determine how close others and I are. If we talk on the phone, email, text, visit each other’s house, go places together, and regularly contact each other. Then that indicates a higher level of friendship. This is just a general rule of thumb. The bottom line, people need to take time and energy. ~ Bill Greguska


James 4:4  You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.





Healthy Friendships Take Good Communication!


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Healthy Friendships Are A Blessing!

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Healthy friendships are a special blessing from God! Got any questions about healthy friendships?

Some of my healthy friendships have the same common denominators — the investment of time and energy, forgiveness, plus a few other qualities. Are you involved in healthy friendships, or are your friendships somewhat toxic? Learn more about healthy friendships on this page! Healthy friendships do not just grow on trees, but like trees need to g,row deep roots to become healthy. Sometimes there is a need to prune the pruning of oneself in the areas that need attention (the weed that sometimes creeps in).

Do you often think more highly of your friends than yourself? When you think highly of your friends, that is an excellent quality, although being aware of your needs is essential. One significant thing in healthy friendships is communicating effectively, sharing your thoughts and feelings, understanding communicates effectively, sharing your thoughts and feelings, and understanding the other person’s thoughts and feelings. Close friendships are treasured and healthy for us to grow in life. ~ Bill Greguska






How To Have Healthy Friendships?

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Healthy Friendships Take Time And Energy!

Healthy friendships should not be taken for granted. They should be cherished!

(These questions are to get the ball rolling, consider your questions).

  • Have they shared with you a particular time or era during which they received Christ in their life?
  • Are they willing to postpone immediate gratification so that greater satisfaction can come in the future?
  • What is their attitude toward other people?
  • Do they show interest in bringing the Gospel to those who haven’t heard it? 
  • Are they honest about the little things in life?
  • Do they take responsibility for their actions?
  • Do they have humility?
  • When they talk about the future, do they make room for God?
  • What do they choose to feed their minds?
  • Do they show the traits of Jesus?




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Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Proverbs 18:24 ESV 

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Proverbs 27:17 ESV 

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

Proverbs 17:17 ESV

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Proverbs 27:9 ESV 

Oil and perfume make the heart glad, and the sweetness of a friend comes from his earnest counsel.

John 15:13 ESV 

Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Job 6:14 ESV 

“He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

Proverbs 27:6 ESV 

Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.

1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV 

Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”

Proverbs 22:24-25 ESV

Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 ESV 

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!




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