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Mastering The Art Of Living: Better Together: The Art Of Lasting Friendships-Proverbs 18:24

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Better Together

The Art of Lasting Friendships

Ryan Heller

November 22, 2009


Five Aspects of Healthy Relationships

1.         Integrity

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.                                 Proverbs 22:24-25 (NIV)

A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.

Proverbs 27:19 (TLB)

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.                            Proverbs 13:20 (NIV)

2.         Loyalty

A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.

Proverbs 17:17 (NLT)

Friends come and friends go, but a true friend sticks by you like family.                             Proverbs 18:24 (MSG)

3.         Humility

An unfriendly man pursues selfish ends;

Proverbs 18:1 (NIV)

Pride leads to arguments; those who take advice are wise.

Proverbs 13:10 (NLT)

4.         Sympathy Encouragement Edify Inspire Believe in

An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.                                           Proverbs 12:25 (NIV)

5.         Honesty

Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.

Proverbs 27:6 (NIV)

A gossip goes around revealing a secret, but the trustworthy keeps a confidence.                          Proverbs 11:13 (HCSB)

He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy. Proverbs 28:13 (NIV)