6 Costs of Real Friendships

“6 Costs of Real Friendship,” by Jen Thorn. Posted on The Gospel Coalition website, September 3, 2015: 

While doing a study on accountability, I came across some articles about the seriousness of friendship. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about them since.
We tend to use the word “friend” rather carelessly, don’t we? Any person we have a few conversations with, work with, or “like” on Facebook we call a “friend.” This isn’t necessarily bad, but I believe such frivolous usage of the word is making us miss the real meaning of biblical friendship.