Okay, so our daughter Ruth wants to listen to a sermon by Mark Driscoll on Friendship from his series on Proverbs while I am blogging -- and I consent. I am sure glad I did.
Ill-defined relationships are stressful. Gather the family and take 50 minutes to listen. Maybe on a Sunday afternoon. For one thing, it may keep your children from wasting their lives befriending (and perhaps marrying) people who are simply using them and intend no good toward them. I also found his discussion of "friendshift" extremely helpful.