I read this last night in the study guide that goes along with the book Captivating, by Stasi Eldredge, and thought it was worth sharing.

I know that friendships have been and can be a great source of joy in your life, but they can also be a great source of pain. We are, after all, human. Friendships falter. Friends can bless but they can also betray. The waters get murky when we laden our friendships with our deepest desires for connection and intimacy. We all have golden moments of connection. But only moments. They will come again…but we cannot demand perfection now. Perfect relationships free from misunderstanding and judgment are coming. We get to practice now. Love your friends and enjoy your friendships for what they are. Pray for them to go deeper, to increase. But don’t dismiss them for not being what you most deeply long for.


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