Let's Just Be Friends

Relationships – Part 1: Let’s Just Be Friends

An ongoing debate today is whether social media networks help us or hinder us in making and keeping friendships. They promise us the ability to connect with others anytime, anywhere, so that we’re never more than a click away from the people in our lives. We can continually monitor what’s happening socially with any number of friends and family. Interestingly enough, studies are starting to show that as our social networks grow, so can anxiety and loneliness. We become susceptible to feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, fear of being left out, not measuring up to what others are doing, and even depression. In our increasingly digital age, have we lost the art of making and keeping meaningful friendships? Why is it that we’re all wired with the basic need to connect deeply and emotionally with others – yet it is often so difficult to do? Friendship and relationships are a central theme in the Bible. Join us as we look at these and other questions that will help us to navigate the world of relationships.