Why Can’t Men Be Friends?

Over at Christianity Today, they’re asking a provocative question: why can’t men be friends? As a single person, I acutely need intimacy and loyalty from my friends. I’m eager for them to say to me, “We love you because you’re ours,” without leaving an escape clause. Part of the reason I need that kind of friendship is [Read More...]

Keep the Friends Who Wound You

John Sowers wrote a wise article over at the Storyline Blog about keeping the friends who are willing to wound you: Proverbs 27:6 says, “Wounds from a friend are better than kisses from an enemy.” To hear my writing was like an IKEA product stung a little. But Kari was right. It hurt, but it [Read More...]

Growing Up With Each Other

I wrote a little blog post over at Relief Journal‘s blog about the movie Her and how relationships make us mature: In the days since I saw the film the second time and noted how the film lingers, at the end, on a shot of Theodore and Amy, I’ve thought about whom, exactly, the titular Her is. Maybe it’s [Read More...]

Long-Distance Friendship

I’ve realized in the past year that half – or maybe more – of my friends live far away from me, many on the West Coast. That’s a long trip from New York City. And due to work and travel schedules, sometimes it feels like my friends who are based in New York live far [Read More...]


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