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Friending Is Hard


Find a quiet place and work through these questions yourself, and/or work through them with a friend, family member, or your life group.

  • Sociologists have identified three conditions for making good friends: proximity; repeated, unplanned interactions; and a setting that encourages people to confide in each other. Which of these do you find to be the most challenging at this stage in your life?
  • How many truly close friendships do you have right now? How many people really know what’s going on with you? Are you happy with that number? If not, what are some of the challenges that might be contributing to that?
  • At the end of the message, we talked about five action steps: Wake up, show up, open up, look up, don’t give up. Which of these do you need to improve or address in your pursuit of closer friendships?

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