I’ve had close friends help me journey through many different seasons of my life. I had a great friend to help me get through high school, a group of roommates at UW-Oshkosh, and a fraternity (of sorts) in at Lee University. I had someone by my side in Door County to support me as I prepared to marry my wife. I had an awesome friend to motivate me to never stop growing here in Sheboygan. That was before he decided to move into an RV and leave me, but I forgive him.
While watching TV last night I heard, “people today are obsessed with finding soul mates, but soul friendships are just as vital.” I agree. Not only because I’m fortunate enough to be married to one of the best friends anyone could ever ask, wish, or hope for, but also because I believe friendship outside of marriage is vastly underrated. I believe scripture shows that we might be doing it wrong.