Being a friend the biblical way

Looking up and trying to find verses or blogs that talk about being a true friend was sort of difficult. They all talk about how they should act towards you, and ways to test out their love. I wanted to write something that not only shows how it might be time to give up a toxic relationship but to also be the friend you want to have. As a Christian, being a friend can be actually quite difficult. Especially when they aren’t a Christian.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17

“There are ‘friends’ who destroy each other, but a real friend sticks closer than a brother” Proverbs 18:24

I usually like to write stories or advice about things that have happened to me. So that I may give words of wisdom to those going through the same things. Words that I wish I had heard when I was going through whatever I was going through.

This time I am writing this because I don’t know what it’s truly like to not only have a friend that sticks closer than a brother but to also be that friend. I know the qualities of a toxic friend and I am still learning the ones of a true friend. This may seem cliche or even ‘cringy’ as some people I know would describe it but the reality of it is that all of us should at least have some idea of how to be that person or how to give up the toxic ones.

I will be going through a series called “In order to have a friend, you need to be a friend.”

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