Friends

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.
Friends at the beach

The Enduring Power of Friendship

The care and faith of a group of friends carries a family through a dark and terrible time.

Friends on the beach

The Blessing of Supportive Friends

A writer’s appreciation of all the encouragement she has received during her career.

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Actress Brooks Shields

Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression

In this story from August 2005, the actress, who lost a dear friend to suicide, shares the lessons she learned from that experience—and from her own struggle with depression.

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Jim Sherman with his friend, Nan

This Sight-Impaired Hero Entered a Fiery Apartment to Rescue His Neighbor

Out of work and visually impaired at age 54, Jim was starting to question his own worth. But his courage and faith guided him down a hero's path.

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Friendship

An Unexpected Angel Comes Right on Time

When a distraught military mom sent her son off to boot camp, just the right person showed up on her doorstep.

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Touched by an Angel stars Roma Downey and Della Reese

Roma Downey Remembers Her Real-Life Angel, Della Reese

The actress reveals how she came to understand that she and Della Reese were brought together just when they needed each other most.

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Bri sits at a kitchen table, her favorite pot roast at her side

Why this Military Wife invited 10 Teenagers to Her Home

Her husband’s first deployment left her feeling lonely. Focusing on others rather than herself made all the difference.

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How do you appear to others?

What Do You Really Look Like?

How we see ourselves and how others see us can be a mile apart. But it’s how God sees us that matters.

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Gift of a quilt from a soul friend

The Gift of the Mysterious Quilt

Do you have a soul friend, someone who brings a bit of a miracle into your life everytime you talk?

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Pastor Jim Powell (left) and Imam Kamil Mufti

A Christian Pastor and a Muslim Imam Find Friendship and Common Ground

When an evangelical church relocates next to a mosque, it provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to build bridges.

Eric Motley

How His Small-Town Neighbors Helped Him Succeed

The support of family and friends in a small town led him to an impressive career, but he never forgot them—or the values they taught him.

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An artist's rendering of a pair of women who are soul friends

Soul Friends: Are Some People Inexplicably Linked?

Soul mates are not just romantic partners. Discover the many ways friends can form a soul connection.

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Looking for warmth and comfort

In Need of Warmth

Offering the comfort of friendship and support when the world around us is cold.

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Christ in the House of Martha and Mary

The Bible’s Most Famous Friendships

Devoted, supportive friends are among life's greatest blessings. Here are some of the closest spiritual friendships found in the Old and New Testaments.

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