14 Jan 2012

Friendship

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleFriendship
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of PublicationSubmitted
AuthorsDoud, W
Access Year2012
Access DateJan 14, 2012
Publisherrealtime.net
Keywordsfriendship
Abstract

DEGREES OF FRIENDSHIP

The type of relationship you can have with an individual depends upon the degree of friendship which has been established between you. Bill Gothard, in his Institute in Basic Youth Conflicts, has identified four "Levels of Friendship". They are (1) acquaintance, (2) casual friend, (3) close friend, and (4) intimate friend. Each level has its distinguishing characteristics. Each level has its accompanying responsibilities for the believer. At each level there are appropriate questions and conversational topics which can be followed. These will help you get to the point of having some kind of spiritual witness without being pushy or offensive or invading someone's privacy.

Notes

Although this article includes "witnessing", I refer to this article mainly as an example of different types of friendships.

URLhttp://www.realtime.net/~wdoud/topics/friendships.html
Citation KeyctkeyRealtimeDoudFriendship

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