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.

Nadine (left) and Akiko

Long-Lost Pen Pals Are Reunited In Person

Two women who started writing to each other during World War II reconnect face-to-face more than 75 years later.

Friends having an argument

How to Pray for a Friend Who Has Angered You

Shifting focus from yourself to someone else can bring about unexpected healing.

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Friends of all ages

Why It's Healthy to Have Friends of All Ages

Having friends in different stages of life broadens our view of others—and ourselves.

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A pair of lovebirds in a nest

Happy Valentine's Day from Angels on Earth!

Feel free to share this Valentine's Day greeting from Angels on Earth magazine with everyone you love!

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An Alcoholics Anonymous meeting

After a Year of Sobriety She Turned to Helping Others

She thought she was ready for romance, but her AA sponsor introduced her to an entirely different kind of relationship.

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Helping a friend

When God Picks You to Solve a Problem

It might be inconvenient. It might take time out of your day. But here’s why it’s a blessing.

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Left to right, Jorge Jarrin, Rick Hamlin, Jaime Jarrin

An Unlikely Gift from Dodger Broadcaster Jorge Jarrin

How he paved the way to self-discovery for a childhood buddy.

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Maria Barreto-Mojica and Charlene Klein

A Long-Distance Friendship Forged from 9/11 Events

A resident of New York City who lost her fireman fiancé on September 11, 2001, found solace in a new friendship with a woman in Wisconsin.

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Geri Christensen

Mystery Solved: She Found the Perfect Project to Engage Her Ailing Friend

She prayed long and hard for an activity they could still do together. The answer? Writing mystery novels.

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Nadine and Akiko

How These Long-Lost Pen Pals Found Each Other Again

Nadine Covey and Akiko Toyama say “God took over” in reuniting them, after becoming pen-pals during World War II.

Power of casual friendships

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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A group of diverse senior friends hiking in the woods.

9 Simple Ways to Make Friends

Follow these practical tips to connect with new people and groups

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Karen, Rachel and Layna

How an Italian Pastry Brightened an Indian-American Family's Christmas

Thanks to the generosity of a neighbor, the Jason family now celebrates the holidays with traditional Indian cuisine as well as pizzelle cookies

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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.

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