Consider the way God himself described his relationship with Abraham: “Abraham my friend” (Isaiah 41:8, NKJV). Likewise, the New Testament tells us, “Abraham believed God…and he was called the friend of God” (James 2:23).
“Without good direction, people lose their way; the more wise counsel you follow, the better your chances” (Proverbs 11:14, The Message).
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.
"People with deep and lasting friendships may be introverts, extroverts, young, old, dull, intelligent, homely, good-looking, but the one characteristic they all have in common is openness." —Alan Loy McGinnis
As of March 2019, wikiHow now has instructions on how to find good friends as an adult, in 15 steps no less.
“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” —Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
I dislike this opening line in one of my otherwise favorite books. In reality, dysfunctional human dynamics are far less unique and easier to acquire than happy, healthy ones.
All you need is sin and selfishness. Et voilà, a pain-riddled relationship.