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by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Moving Trucks & Reliable Men

I have never heard someone say that moving is fun! Sure, there is someone out there that loves this sadistic necessity, but can you trust them? Exactly. After a recent relocation, I am in the familiar territory of house hunting, neighborhood watch, and living moment by moment through Zillow alerts. We are excited and optimistic about the future, but not because of this dreaded move. The spur of our hopeful bliss is the familiarity of old friends and family and the call to another Divine assignment. The move has brought a sense of sadness and surprising joy through our friends. Here’s what I mean.

This transition has put a significant strain on our family, and our new and old friends have encouraged us. Some of these friendships have developed over 20 years, and some are closer to 30. I have been taken back by their words and generosity. Friends are altogether different. The quality of friendship is found in the added value and not by the number of beers consumed together.

Like a reliable truck, friends can be taken for granted and seen as a mere utility. Old trucks need attention, and so do manly friendships. Thoreau casts this light, “The language of friendship is not words but meanings.” Chew on this one. Meanings. What do your friendships mean to you? On the flip side, what value are you adding to the people who consider you a friend?

 

What are you doing today to have an old friend in 20 years?

 

In 20 Lessons That Build A Man’s Friends, Vince Miller gives 6 reasons Why Guys Need Guy Friends, and a few actions to consider so you can develop and maintain manly friendships.

  1. Sharpening
  2. Companionship
  3. Acceptance
  4. Accountability
  5. Wisdom
  6. Encouragement

 

Buy the book today – 20 Lessons That Build A Man’s Friends.

 

Be a mentor.

Become a mentor.

Be a new man.

 

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