I wanted to hold on to them forever, those high school best friends. But you know how that story goes. We stayed connected, but then life happened, and we drifted apart.
I’ve had many friendships come and go as life and circumstances have changed. And I've learned that true, lifelong friendships must be cultivated.
I've discovered much along the way about the type of friendships I want in my life and see now that it needs to start with me. I must be the type of friend that I want to have. Luke 6:31 tells us to do to others as we would have them do to us.
How about you? Would you like to deepen your friendships? Is your goal and prayer to cultivate friendships that last a lifetime?
Here 20 ways that lifelong friendships can start with you:
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