Five Minute Friday: Friend

Joining in with my Five Minute Friday post at Lisa-Jo’s.


I had a discussion with a friend at church on Sunday about friends. First, our children’s, then ours. She and I both felt that we had lots of really nice acquaintances, but not a best friend. She said she had always wanted one, but The Lord had not provided one. I agreed. Our conversation was not filled with bitterness, just twinges of sadness mixed with regret. People have moved in and out of our lives through different churches and experiences and while the friendships were nice at the time, none have stuck for a lifetime.
I said that I didn’t feel particularly tied to our city for that reason. I have lived with some minor fear of moving. I really never have, except for the two hours from my home town to this city for college. Kyle moved here from the east coast after he graduated and we’ve been here for 21 plus years. What does God have planned for us?
I feel that the lack of women friends has certainly made me lean on my husband more and he on me. Trying not to do the co-dependent thing, just enjoying life together.


Me and my BFF.

Proverbs 17:17 (KJV)
A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

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5 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Friend

  1. I haven’t had a best girlfriend since high school. But my hubby is definitely my BFF now, and it deepens our relationship so much! I would love to add a real girlfriend to that list, too.

  2. I could completely relate. My husband is my best friend and many times I have felt that aside from him I didn’t have anyone else I would call my best friend. For a long time I avoided friendships, but investing in friendships this year is something God has been prompting me to do. Btw…I wrote about my hubby today too! Thank you for sharing you heart. Blessings to you on the 5-minute Friday!

  3. Your post made me think about my relationship with my friends and how that affects my relationship with my husband. Since we haven’t been married for very long, a lot of our attention is focused on each other, but I definitely wish that I had some closer women friends- just for a different perspective of course! 😉 Great writing.

  4. Many of us seem to be in the same boat. Which might be why we all meet here at Lisa Jo’s!

    I think you’re “leaning” in the right direction, your husband will always need to be your best friend. But I know the pain of not having any where I live (or any at church to have that conversation about friends…)

    It does make it difficult to feel tied to your city. I end up meeting people as I have learned to venture out alone… and maybe that’s what I was supposed to be learning…to make friends too ; )

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