nathan-dumlao-287713

Confession: I like making everyone happy. And when one of my friends is hurting due to a situation that I can do nothing to fix? Well, during those times I tend to ignore the fact that I can do nothing to fix the problem and go a little crazy trying to do things to cheer them up: Jump through hoops. Attempt to juggle. Tight-rope walk. Join a circus ;) But in all honesty, I know there is nothing I can truly more »

kyle-broad-29486

Have you ever felt left out by people you thought were your friends? Me too. It was Spring Break 2016, and my family had a bunch of family friends from church over to our house for a great big get-together. After dinner, some of the kids (who were all teenagers lol) wanted to go to a local ice cream shop for desert. I heard a few of them mention this idea and then went into planner mode. I scurried around my house, more »

ian-schneider-42238

Dates aren’t just for boyfriends and girlfriends. After all, remember the playdates you went on when you were little? Those were great! Getting together with a dear friend and playing pretend. Let’s bring back playdates… only now let’s call them “Best Friend Dates.” Seems more grown up to me. :) Today I want to share four “best friend date” ideas with you. These ideas are targeted for the summer months, but you can adapt them for any time of year. more »

jorge-flores-223750

A year ago I wrote a post entitled, “3 Ways to Maintain a Long Distance Friendship,” which was basically a long distance friendship survival guide. Today, I want to share what to do before your best friend moves to help prepare yourself for the change. This upcoming December, one of my current best friends is going to move 7.5ish hours away. Not exactly a happy situation in my book. This will be my fourth best friend who moves away. So I have more »

sara-kauten-61305

Have you ever faced peer pressure to get a boyfriend? I sure have… It was the spring semester of my freshman year of college. My (then) roommate had been happily dating her boyfriend (now husband) for about 2.5 months. And like any friend who was falling in love, she wanted me to be happily in a relationship as well. One of my guy friends and I were mutually “in like,” and we both knew that someday we would probably date. more »