Build Great Friendships

Leon Fontaine Devoted

He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend. Proverbs 22:11 (ESV) Our world is in a crisis when it comes to relationships. Despite a desire for trustworthy, close friends, many report that they don’t have them. According to a study cited in the June Sociological Review, one quarter of all Americans have no close confidants. However, the Bible is the greatest relationship book ever written and it can empower us …

We All Need Friends

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NKJV) When we share our lives with others, life becomes infinitely more enjoyable. Ecclesiastes 4:12 tells us that friends make us stronger and more resilient. Regardless of this fact, many people struggle to get close to people. Yesterday we covered three reasons why this might be the case. Today we will cover four more: 1. Take the time. Between …

Two Are Better Than One

Leon Fontaine Devoted

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help him up. Ecclesiastes 4:9–10 (NKJV) Our society enables us to be more socially isolated than ever before, making many people hungry for friendship. When you think of it, we’ve gone through a radical culture change over the past few …