Keys to Healthy Friendships S3E3

Jun 23, 2020 | Faith, For Women, Podcast Episodes

God created us for community and the smaller space of friendship. This week On The Front Porch, Brenda and Ingrid talk about friendship. Their own friendship began in their local community almost ten years ago!
In this episode, Ingrid and Brenda talk about important qualities of friendship. These include:
  • Healthy, nurturing friendships
  • Honesty
  • Trust 
  • The importance of reciprocity
  • Boundaries in friendship
  • And more!

In addition, Ingrid and Brenda each share a unique friendship from a specific season of life. They also agree there is one key ingredient in sustaining a healthy, mutually satisfying friendship.

Listen in to discover that ingredient!

Coming Up

In the next episode, Brenda and Ingrid deepen the friendship conversation by sharing about women who have invested in them — even when they didn’t know they needed the investment. 
Pull up a chair and enjoy these front-porch conversations. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher or Google podcasts so that you won’t miss an episode!

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  1. Darlene J Harris

    Hi, Brenda, I listen to your podcast on Friendships today. Friendships are very important to me because I’m an only child. When I look at the friendships I have they are a little like sister and brother relationships. I use to live life with unbalanced relationships where I was always the one reach-out and staying in contact with people. That season has since past and I’m glad because it is very exhausting.

    I always reached out to family too. Now it is funny because they always asked why haven’t you called me, and I just laugh. But I’m glad to be in a place where it is important for them to know how I’m doing.

    Lastly, I think, no I know I was in a place where I didn’t want to be forgotten. I’ve lived in several places which makes it hard for people to form relationships. But at some level and based on certain relationships I know it was because I feared they would forget me.

    I just thought I would share because the topic of friendships is important to me.

    • Brenda L. Yoder

      Darlene, this is beautiful. I love your thoughts on friendship. You identified the angst of reciprocity, or when it’s lacking. It’s a real struggle for people!

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