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2 Some one who supports you Some one who supports you Is there for you to talk with Is there for you to talk with People we relax with, open up with and count on People we relax with, open up with and count on A friend is one who walks in when others walk out A friend is one who walks in when others walk out A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway A friend is someone who knows all about you and loves you anyway Friends are God's way of taking care of us Friends are God's way of taking care of us

3 Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 Ecclesiastes 4: يوجد واحد ولا ثاني له وليس له ابن ولا اخ ولا نهاية لكل تعبه ولا تشبع عينه من الغنى. فلمن اتعب انا واحرم نفسي الخير. هذا ايضا باطل وامر رديء هو. 9 اثنان خير من واحد لان لهما اجرة لتعبهما صالحة. 10 لانه ان وقع احدهما يقيمه رفيقه. وويل لمن هو وحده ان وقع اذ ليس ثان ليقيمه. 11 ايضا ان اضطجع اثنان يكون لهما دفء. اما الوحد فكيف يدفأ. 12 وان غلب احد على الواحد يقف مقابله الاثنان والخيط المثلوث لا ينقطع سريعا 13 8 يوجد واحد ولا ثاني له وليس له ابن ولا اخ ولا نهاية لكل تعبه ولا تشبع عينه من الغنى. فلمن اتعب انا واحرم نفسي الخير. هذا ايضا باطل وامر رديء هو. 9 اثنان خير من واحد لان لهما اجرة لتعبهما صالحة. 10 لانه ان وقع احدهما يقيمه رفيقه. وويل لمن هو وحده ان وقع اذ ليس ثان ليقيمه. 11 ايضا ان اضطجع اثنان يكون لهما دفء. اما الوحد فكيف يدفأ. 12 وان غلب احد على الواحد يقف مقابله الاثنان والخيط المثلوث لا ينقطع سريعا 13

4 What is the bible description of a friend?? What is the bible description of a friend??

5 Ecclesiastes 4:8-12 Ecclesiastes 4: يوجد واحد ولا ثاني له وليس له ابن ولا اخ ولا نهاية لكل تعبه ولا تشبع عينه من الغنى. فلمن اتعب انا واحرم نفسي الخير. هذا ايضا باطل وامر رديء هو. 9 اثنان خير من واحد لان لهما اجرة لتعبهما صالحة. 10 لانه ان وقع احدهما يقيمه رفيقه. وويل لمن هو وحده ان وقع اذ ليس ثان ليقيمه. 11 ايضا ان اضطجع اثنان يكون لهما دفء. اما الوحد فكيف يدفأ. 12 وان غلب احد على الواحد يقف مقابله الاثنان والخيط المثلوث لا ينقطع سريعا 13 8 يوجد واحد ولا ثاني له وليس له ابن ولا اخ ولا نهاية لكل تعبه ولا تشبع عينه من الغنى. فلمن اتعب انا واحرم نفسي الخير. هذا ايضا باطل وامر رديء هو. 9 اثنان خير من واحد لان لهما اجرة لتعبهما صالحة. 10 لانه ان وقع احدهما يقيمه رفيقه. وويل لمن هو وحده ان وقع اذ ليس ثان ليقيمه. 11 ايضا ان اضطجع اثنان يكون لهما دفء. اما الوحد فكيف يدفأ. 12 وان غلب احد على الواحد يقف مقابله الاثنان والخيط المثلوث لا ينقطع سريعا 13

6 The bible description of a friend The bible description of a friend V8 A companion V8 A companion V9 Increases one’s productivity V9 Increases one’s productivity V10 Supports me when I am in need V10 Supports me when I am in need V11 Warms my life V11 Warms my life V12 Provides protection V12 Provides protection V12 Friendship invites God to the relationship V12 Friendship invites God to the relationship

7 Proverbs 18:24 Proverbs 18:24 24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly, [b] But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. 24 A man who has friends must himself be friendly, [b] But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.b 24 المكثر الاصحاب يخرب نفسه. ولكن يوجد محب ألزق من الاخ 24 المكثر الاصحاب يخرب نفسه. ولكن يوجد محب ألزق من الاخ What is the description of the friend in the above verse? What is the description of the friend in the above verse? Closer than a brother (This verse refers to Our Lord Jesus Christ) but it also describes friendship Closer than a brother (This verse refers to Our Lord Jesus Christ) but it also describes friendship

8 Proverbs 27:6 Proverbs 27:6 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 6 امينة هي جروح المحب وغاشة هي قبلات العدو. 6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend, But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. 6 امينة هي جروح المحب وغاشة هي قبلات العدو. What is the description of the friend in the above verse? What is the description of the friend in the above verse? A friend gives me honest advises and constructive comments that might not be always pleasant. A friend gives me honest advises and constructive comments that might not be always pleasant.

9 John 15:15 John 15:15 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 15 لا اعود اسميكم عبيدا لان العبد لا يعلم ما يعمل سيده. لكني قد سميتكم احباء لاني أعلمتكم بكل ما سمعته من ابي. 15 لا اعود اسميكم عبيدا لان العبد لا يعلم ما يعمل سيده. لكني قد سميتكم احباء لاني أعلمتكم بكل ما سمعته من ابي. Who is the friend according to this passage? Who is the friend according to this passage? A person with whom I can disclose deeper things of my life A person with whom I can disclose deeper things of my life

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11 John (Real Estate agent) and Rebecca (teacher) are married for the last 6 years, John (Real Estate agent) and Rebecca (teacher) are married for the last 6 years, They moved 3 month ago to a bigger house. They moved 3 month ago to a bigger house. Sarah their daughter had celebrated her 2nd birth day last week. Sarah their daughter had celebrated her 2nd birth day last week. They hold the same jobs since they were engaged. They hold the same jobs since they were engaged. since the beginning of their relationship they were each others’ best friends. Rebecca noticed that lately their friendship started to fade away since the beginning of their relationship they were each others’ best friends. Rebecca noticed that lately their friendship started to fade away Both of them are wondering, what went wrong?? Both of them are wondering, what went wrong??

12 Being too busy with their jobs, the baby, cleaning and maintaining the house. They did not have enough time to chat as friends. Being too busy with their jobs, the baby, cleaning and maintaining the house. They did not have enough time to chat as friends. During engagement time and the early years of their marriage, their first priority was to find time to be together. During engagement time and the early years of their marriage, their first priority was to find time to be together.

13 تعمل ايه ؟ What would you do to solve the “No Time” problem??

14 Here are some hints to help us protect our spousal friendship from the lack of time problem: Here are some hints to help us protect our spousal friendship from the lack of time problem: Schedule time to be together as friends it just won’t happen if you don’t Schedule time to be together as friends it just won’t happen if you don’t Take long walks together and talk while walking Take long walks together and talk while walking Go out for dinner Go out for dinner take a weekend vacation out of town from time to time take a weekend vacation out of town from time to time Without time for friendship you might end up being very busy, very wealthy yet lonely as described by king Solomon (Eccles 4:8) Without time for friendship you might end up being very busy, very wealthy yet lonely as described by king Solomon (Eccles 4:8)

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16 Maria and Jack had just completed their 9th marriage year Maria and Jack had just completed their 9th marriage year It was a long story of love and friendship that brought them together It was a long story of love and friendship that brought them together They both have the same strong belief : They both have the same strong belief : “ Once you are married you can’t be a friend anymore. You can be one or the other but not both” “ Once you are married you can’t be a friend anymore. You can be one or the other but not both” Where is the problem? Where is the problem?

17 Conflicts and issues erode marriage friendship Conflicts and issues erode marriage friendship Conflicts needed to be handled in a proper way in order to protect friendship and intimacy Conflicts needed to be handled in a proper way in order to protect friendship and intimacy Forgiving one another for problems that happened in the past help reviving friendship Forgiving one another for problems that happened in the past help reviving friendship

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19 After they live together for a while couples talk about: After they live together for a while couples talk about: Problems with the kids Problems with the kids Projects to improve the house Projects to improve the house Lawn care Lawn care Problems with money Problems with money Budget Budget Fixing cars Fixing cars Concerns about in-laws Concerns about in-laws

20 What do friends talk about? What do friends talk about? Friends talk about politics, spiritual matters, dreams about the future, fun things they have done or will do Friends talk about politics, spiritual matters, dreams about the future, fun things they have done or will do

21 When talking like friends you are not trying to change one another When talking like friends you are not trying to change one another We do not want our friends to tell us what to do we just want them to listen and care We do not want our friends to tell us what to do we just want them to listen and care Avoid use your friendship talk to solve issues or conflicts Avoid use your friendship talk to solve issues or conflicts

22 Lack of Time: Create time Lack of Time: Create time Loss of Friendship feelings : Approach conflicts properly Loss of Friendship feelings : Approach conflicts properly The way we talk: Talk like friends The way we talk: Talk like friends


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