Good friends are so much more than casual companions. In a true friendship, friends support and encourage each other without judgment or competition. If you are lucky enough to have a friend like this, don't hold back--tell them how much their friendship means to you.

Best friends

The Gift of Best Friends

Recounting those who have offered love and laughs over the years.

Saying goodbye to an old family friend.

Saying Goodbye to a Peale Family Friend

As a lifelong friendship comes to a close, its blessings live on.

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How to really help your friends.

The Difference Between Offering to Help and Helping

Don’t wait for a military family member to reach out to you. Make the first move.

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An artist's rendering of Sherri's bowl of blessings

Someone Cares: Bowls of Blessings

She found counting blessings to be a helpful practice, so when she found out her friend was battling cancer, she sent her a special gift.

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A friend whose life, even death, was filled with hope.

Hope in Life And Death

Admiration for a friend whose life always held onto the promises of God through faith.

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5 promises from the Bible for difficult times

5 Promises for Difficult Days

Bible verses to keep you going through the toughest of times

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Show your appreciation of friends and loved ones today.

Don't Wait to Show Your Love

Each day is an opportunity to tell a friend, family or colleague how they’ve blessed your life.

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A Christmas cookie project to spread cheer

The Christmas Cookie Project

A delicious way to spread some seasonal cheer for friends old and new.

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All of our friends are gifts from God.

Friends for All Seasons

There are family friends, prayer friends, lunch friends, writing friends–all gifts from God

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How to Maintain Long-Distance Friendships

How to Maintain Long-Distance Friendships

Don't let distance keep you away from your friends. Use these tips to stay close, across miles.

Louanne Ward Trueblood (far right) with some of her former students

A Teacher Shares Lessons Her Students Have Taught Her

She spent 15 years as a high school educator. Now, she's learned her students have some things to teach her as well.

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A Spiritual Bond Reunites Old Friends

After 5 years apart, these very different friends learned how similar their spiritual lives had become.

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Members of the Class of 1976, John Marshall High School, Oklahoma City

10 Tips for Enjoying Your Class Reunion

If the thought of a room full of familiar faces from your high school days fills you with anxiety, we trust you'll find these tips for making the most of a class reunion reassuring, whether you graduated five years ago or fifty.

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How to comfort friends in need.

5 Ways to Help Friends in Need

Even when you can’t fix someone else’s problem, you can help them cope.

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