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Is it biblically okay to have best friends?

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colleen_yang

colleen_yang

Is it biblically wrong to have best friends? I have two very good friends who I consider “best friends.” We typically hangout a lot on the weekends, at church, in ministries, as well as other church functions. I don’t think we are exclusive either but recently I learned that its been making a mutual friend of ours uncomfortable. We invite her to hangout with us but she always declines but she feels excluded, too. So what I am asking is, is it wrong to have close friends?

December 9, 2015 at 04:47
faithful_soul

faithful_soul

Hey, babe. It’s totally fine to have best friends. 😀 We as people were created to have close relationships with other people and most importantly God. It’s not wrong unless you 1. Idolize the relationship between you and your friends or 2. Exclusively keep to those friends that are close to you(best friends) and never make an effort to befriend others(mutual friends & strangers) and get to know them better too. Girl, you are making an effort and that’s what is important. 😛

I have been on the other side of the equation with some of my friends(I being the mutual friend) and I know that she just has to come to terms with the fact that you are trying and she won’t be as close as you all are at the moment. I have been in her position but with one of the girls being my former bff 🙁 . I can’t guarantee that she will come to terms with what she needs to right away or at all, but if you keep trying you can know that you are doing all you can.

In short yes it is biblically okay to have best friends as long as your friendship does not come before God. Just remember don’t be exclusive in your friendships and show God’s love for all people and not just your closest friends(e.g. Jesus’s relationships on earth). 😉

December 9, 2015 at 07:22
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

No ma’am, it’s great! As the lovely lady above said, God created us for close relationships. King David in the Bible had a best friend (Jonathan) and it was always spoken of in a positive manner. (1 Samuel 18)

December 10, 2015 at 18:47
PolkaDot

PolkaDot

Best friends are there for a reason! You need people close to you! So no I don’t think it’s wrong to have best friends. Just make sure you are giving your other friends enough attention and let them know you care about them too.

December 15, 2015 at 15:46
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