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.
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.

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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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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Pastor Jim Powell (left) and Imam Kamil Mufti

A Christian Pastor and a Muslim Imam Find Friendship and Common Ground

When an evangelical church relocates next to a mosque, it provides an opportunity for people of different faiths to build bridges.

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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.

Friends on the beach

The Blessing of Supportive Friends

A writer’s appreciation of all the encouragement she has received during her career.

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Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression

Guideposts Classics: Brooke Shields' 4 Tips for Helping a Friend Cope with Depression

In this story from August 2005, the actress, who lost a dear friend to suicide, shares the lessons she learned from that experience—and from her own struggle with depression.

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Jim Sherman with his friend, Nan

This Sight-Impaired Hero Entered a Fiery Apartment to Rescue His Neighbor

Out of work and visually impaired at age 54, Jim was starting to question his own worth. But his courage and faith guided him down a hero's path.

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Friendship

An Unexpected Angel Comes Right on Time

When a distraught military mom sent her son off to boot camp, just the right person showed up on her doorstep.

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