Friends Before Family

This is so important and needed. Beautiful, amazing and incredibly wise. Thank you, kyesubire.


This season I have had disturbing conversations about friendship.

My heart breaks over and over hearing people talking about the pain of relationships in the time of hardships. I have been blessed to have long lasting relationships that are judgement free but deeply accountable and I have been judged and denounced by those I thought were friends. True friendship is intense and often hard to maintain because it needs extreme vulnerability that keep it alive. The hidden truth is that you cannot have many of these deep relationships. You cannot be naked and unashamed with many people.

Friendship is the foundation of all relationships even in the family. Just because we are born of the same father and mother and raised in the same home does not mean we are automatically friends; friendship must be cultivated. Many of us are closer to our friends when things are good and when…

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Author: Elizabeth

Happy, joyous & free. Thanks be to God.

9 thoughts on “Friends Before Family”

  1. Elizabeth, I tried to invite you to my now Private blog–but the message is that you’ve blocked invites. I totally respect that.


      1. No worries, no rush, Elizabeth–we’re good (though I must seem rather flaky–can I blame it on pandemic, summer heat, “poet’s instability”?) 🙂 Blessings to you!

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