You have to first be a good friend.
Create an atmosphere around you that wants Christ glorified even at the cost of your own pride.
Extend yourself without fear, trusting that God will bring like minded people to you. The right friendships build up our faith and break down self bringing both friends closer to God in their walk of faith.
Just ask someone after church to go to coffee, that's how I met one of my best friends ever.
---Pharisee on 4/12/08|
the best way i would say is to be yourself dont put on airs, also find out what some of the people around you are interested in doing. start up a conversation,
---irene7395 on 4/3/07|
carnigie's great from a business aspect
---john on 12/18/06|
Friendships develop, they are not made. You start talking to someone, you realize you click with them, you have something in common with them, your personalities compliment each other and you start to share your heart with this person, and wha la, a friendship forms. I used to think everyone was my friend, but now I don't consider many my "friends," just acquaintances. I have 3 trusted and cherised friends in my life now and I treasure them. I am a friend to them and visa versa.
---Donna9759 on 12/11/06|
I agree with you DoryLory. It reminds me of that saying, "Those who mind, don't matter and those who don't mind, matter."
---Matthew on 12/11/06|
I know that it sounds kind of trite but the book by Dale Carnegie HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE is a good resource.
---randy on 12/9/06|
Proverbs has an interesting thought. It says, "everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts" (Proverbs 19:6). Also, "a gift opens the way for the giver" (Proverbs 18:16).
A giving attitude demonstrates that you have value for others. You show them they are important to you. We all have an ingrained human need to feel important to someone and are instinctively attracted to people who make us feel important and wanted.
---DoryLory on 12/10/06|
Get a swimming pool. soon you will have lots of freinds. sorry. true freindship is hard to come by. Don't be discouraged by the lack of them. Choose them wisely. I have been through many times when Jesus was the only freind I had. Its not an easy place to be but he will see you through.
---Tim on 12/9/06|
The Bible says that if you want friends to show yourself friendly. Keep trying to be friendly and realize that someone out there needs you as a friend just as much as you need them. It's not all about us is it?
---john on 12/9/06|
The world's formula is to never tell the truth, and then draw your own line in the sand that others also have to tip toe around.
God's way is to be in full submission to one another (Eph.5:21) and mutual accountability to the words of life. This is not so popular, and even among "christians" is not common.
Leave me alone in my sin and I'll be your friend so you can have yours too. That seems to be the attitude, and it makes me wonder why people go to church at all.
---Pharisee on 12/9/06|