The Value of Friendship



Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together. – Woodrow T. Wilson

Friendship is something we understand and value. It is something most of us desire in our own lives.  Growing up as a kid, friendship is what your life was centered upon.  The friendships you had drove the heartbeat of your life.

If we went through hard times, family trauma, breakups or betrayals-friends were often the ones to pick up the pieces.

You and I understand that there is value in friendship.  The problem is not that we do not value friendship.  The problem is that we do not value friendship enough.  As adults we have responsibilities, kids of our own, bills to pay, jobs to go to, and errands to run.  The more we have to do, the less time we carve out for the friends.

The struggle of the busy parent in this aspect of their lives is something that needs to be addressed.  There is a reason that as children we lived for our friends.  And even if you were less social and cared more about having a lot of books to read and not about how many friends you have, you still had those close few friends that you shared everything with.

As a busy, stressed, responsible, and burdened adult your friendships are as important as ever.  You need good friends and good friendships. You need them so that you can live a healthy and joy-filled life.

Next time we are going to define the types of friendships you can have and then describe the ones that you need to be striving for in your life. Until then ask yourself about who you consider a friend, why, and how intentional are you in spending time with them?