11 Hints For A Happy Friendship

The following tips are from Life’s Little Handbook of Wisdom written by Bruce & Cheryl Bickel and Stan and Karin Jantz. DayMaker, 2010.

(1) Make friends even if you don’t think you need them.

(2) Seek out quiet people. They have a lot to say, if you say something first.

(3) Don’t establish a friendship based on mutual dislikes.

(4) Call if you’re running late.

(5) Look people in the eye when you talk to them.

(6) Be one who says positive things about others.

(7) Learn to tell a good story.

(8) Ask other people about themselves.

(9) Be happy for others in their good fortune.

(10) Make sure your caring includes doing.

(11) Know when to say goodbye.

Author: lifecoach4God

I am the Lead Pastor of Valley Baptist Church (Bay Area), born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca., and currently living in Novato, California. I am married to my best friend of 29 years - Dana - and have five adult children; and seven grand children. I have been a Teaching Pastor for over thirty years. I was privileged to study at Multnomah University (B.S. - 1988); Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. - 1991); Westminster Theological Seminary & Northwest Graduate School (D. Min. - 2003). I founded Vertical Living Ministries in 2008 with the goal of encouraging Christian Disciples and Leaders to be more intentionally Christ-Centered in how they live by bringing glory to God in nine key areas of life: (1) Intimacy with God, (2) marriage, (3) family, (4) friendship, (5) vocationally/ministry , (6) emotional and physical health, (7) stewardship of resources, (8) discipleship, and (9) mentoring.

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