The Gift of Friendship | 10 GREAT DATES


David & Claudia Arp

The Gift of Friendship

 “A friend hears the song in my heart and sings it to me when my memory fails.” (Anonymous) 


      How would you describe friendship in marriage? Soul mates? Close companions? Best buddies? Oh the inexpressible joy of feeling completely comfortable with another! Shared silence. The quiet confidence that each spouse will put the other first. The quest for an intimate friendship will lead to a marriage where the emphasis is on the “we” - not the “me.” Friends make creative use of conflict.  Friends work through hard times together. Friends forgive and seek forgiveness. Friends talk to each other. Friends pray together. Friends listen--both with their ears and with their heart. Oh, the wonderful confidence of walking through life yoked together in friendship! 

What simple action can you take today to deepen your friendship with your spouse? 

“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” (Martin Luther)

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