Many are divorced today, not because of a lack of love. They still love their ex, but what destroyed such a relationship was lack of friendship. Love is like the flower in a plant, whilst friendship is like the plant itself. When you water the plant, it will grow to bear beautiful flowers.
Examine your present relationship, how is the plant? Is it dying? Then you’ve got to work at it. No dead plant produces flowers. Love cannot be found in a relationship whose friendship is dead.
A good friend is a great communicator who listens to their partner, speaks in the language they understand. A good friend trusts and is loyal. A great friend forgives. They don’t criticize, blame or accuse, they are the safe place for their friend. They know when to talk and when to keep quiet and just smile.
“Just as lotions and fragrance give sensual delight, a sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” – Proverbs 27:9 (MSG).