Posts in Friendship
Lessons On a Napkin

When I was 25 and my husband was 26, we met a couple named Dick and Donna Sorenson. We had 3 sons, ages 1-8, and lived south of Caldwell. We had not been Christians for long but were leading a home group and participating in our church. A couple in our home group were experiencing some problems, the wife wanted to find a Christian counselor, and they asked us for help. I don’t remember who told us about Dick. I just know that we contacted him, took our friend to see him, connected with him and Donna at lunch, and from there, a lifelong friendship was formed.

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When To Say What You're Not Saying

One summer, when traveling, I stayed with a family who was grieving the death of their daughter. It had been 3 years since their terrible loss, and they were merely going through the motions of the life they once lived. The second night I was there, the mother confided in me she wasn’t doing well. She wasn’t sleeping, there was a disconnect in her marriage, they had stopped observing holidays and visiting friends or family. That’s when I realized just how much it was costing them to open their home to me in the midst of their grief.

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