Are You a Good Friend? Part 1

How do you know if you’re a good friend or not? How can you be a better friend?

Over the next few days, I’m going to post some tips about friendship. Today’s topic is:

Ask Questions

Everyone is unique, with special stories and histories, hobbies, pet peeves, dreams and talents. Good friends ask questions. Lots of questions, and good friends get to know what makes their friends unique. And be creative. You’ll find that it isn’t just informative, it’s fun! Here are some suggestions:

  • What is the weirdest food you’ve ever eaten?
  • What’s the most annoying thing your brother/sister has ever done?
  • If you could go back in time, where/when would you go?
  • If you had a billion dollars, what would you buy?
  • Describe yourself only using words beginning with the first letter of your last name
  • Best day ever?
  • Worst day ever?
  • If you could ask God one question, what would it be?
  • Chicken or Fish?
  • What’s your “dream guy” look like? Act like?
  • Describe your life ten years from now
  • Describe your life ten years ago
  • Do you think Adam and Eve had a belly button?
  • Most embarrassing moment?

Okay, some of these are silly. But that’s fun! And, once you’re really comfortable with friends, you can ask deeper questions. Questions like:

  • What do you believe about the Bible? About Jesus?
  • What is your deepest fear?
  • What is your secret dream?
  • Why do you _______________ (clam up when you’re hurt; cry when you’re angry; doodle when you’re bored)?
  • Saddest day of your life?
  • How have you seen God working in your life this year (the last twelve months, not the last 3 days :))?
  • Who do you look up to?

These are just a few of the hundreds of questions you can – and should – ask your friends. Comment with more questions – or some answers! I love hearing from you!

1 Comment

  1. Lauren Webb
    Jan 4, 2012

    I can’t believe that you didn’t mention one of the most important questions EVER!!!!

    What is your favorite color???

    You can tell a lot about a person by what their answer is!

    This is probably my favorite question to ask people. I like to ask it randomly to random people at random times in random situations. It catches them off guard and that makes me happy 🙂

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