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3 Vibes That Ruin Your First Impression

Lester is one of my closest friends. He’s really down to earth. We’re such good longtime friends that our signature greeting is still the tongue-wagging, long drawn-out, “Whaaaaasssuuuuuppp!” from the Budweiser commercials back in the day. If Lester were a climate, he would be the cool breeze you feel as you step onto the beach. When I see him, for the …

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Companionship Crisis

The 20-something years are an awkward stage of life. These years are usually the transition from young adulthood into real adulthood. From your parents’ house to your dorm room to your own place. From college jobs to your first real job and hopefully into a career. Any of these transitions can be hard to navigate. The 20s can be even more …

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When You Have Fallen Friends

As Christians trying to maintain meaningful relationships, we often talk about accountability, but do we really realize what it entails? Accountability includes enjoying good Christian fellowship and supporting each other through temptations and struggles. But what about the tough parts of accountability? What about when we have to confront fellow believers in sin? We’ve probably all known a believer in …

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Eliminating The Drama In Your Relationships

Lately, I have been playing drama coach to my 5th grade daughter. Not because she is involved in theater … simply because every day in the 5th grade is filled with DRAMA! Do you remember when friendships got more complicated as you grew into your teen years and young adulthood? Funny enough, a lot of adults have never moved past …

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What We Can Learn From Betrayal

I realize not everyone has suffered betrayal, disloyalty or heartbreak at the hands of people they formerly trusted. If that has never happened to you, feel free to move on to another article. But if it has, please enjoy learning from my experience. Of course, we’ve all experienced that stinging sensation as the proverbial knife blade slides its permanent groove into …

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Honor In The “Friend Zone”

Let’s have some fun with a frightening phrase that instantly renders us speechless: The Friend Zone! Ugghh! Your heart just skipped a beat, didn’t it? Realizing some of you think this topic is about as much fun as a root canal or a tax audit, we’ll keep this lighthearted so we’re super-sensitive on such a delicate subject. Few words cause more …

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The Value Of Intentional Relationships

A few years ago, I packed my bags, and they landed a couple states away from my origin. Through an intense rainstorm, stretches of desert, and the unknowns of where we would sleep, I had my sister by my side. In time, however, the most natural thing happened. My sister went back home, and I was on my own for …

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The Joys And Perils Of Unsolicited Advice

People have been giving advice, both welcome and unwelcome, since the dawn of time. The only difference between now and then is that now, you can not only receive advice from those in close geographical proximity, but you can literally gather pearls of wisdom via the Internet from the four corners of the earth, from every perspective known to man …

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From Single To Married: When Friendships Change

One of your girlfriends gets engaged. You’re happy for her, but you know what’s coming: She’s going to disappear after the wedding. Or so it seems. I remember the change in relationship with a good friend who married years ago. We got together less frequently, and I never spent time with them as a couple. Eventually, our times together became …

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Love Is Right Where You Are

There are all sorts of friends. There are work friends that you don’t interact with much outside the office, church friends, college friends and long-term friends. Then there are smaller subcategories of friends … the “help-you-move” friends and “take-you-to-the-airport” friends are a rare breed. Everyone needs at least one 3:00am friend to call when you are struggling in the middle …

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