A True friend…Scolds like a dad… Cares like a mom… Teases like a sister… Irritates like a brother… And finally loves you more than a lover. (From a British movie, Belle)

We sometimes think of friendship as a warm and fuzzy relationship where nothing but things of mutual interest are discussed—mostly for encouragement and fun activity. But a good friend might be confrontational, even hurtful at times. True friends will not let us continue in bad habits or take wrong paths without challenging us for our own good.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.Wounds from a friend can be trusted. (Proverbs 17:17; 27:6)