When you think about some of your best friends, what qualities do they have? Why are you best friends? I am guessing you laugh together, you trust each other, you encourage one another, and have FUN! It breaks my heart to see how many marriages are ending in divorce and I think one way that Ronnie and I are safeguarding our future marriage is by cultivating our friendship now.
How To Be Your Boyfriend's Best Friend
Spend time together
A friendship takes time, effort, and sacrifice. Set aside regular time to spend together, to just be together. Disconnect from your phone, the internet, and other people and just hear about what's going on in each others lives, and hearts.
Encourage each other
Support your boyfriend, tell him you are his biggest fan! Stand by his side while he pursues his dreams, and lean on him when you need some encouragement!
Be a safe place for him to come to
A true friend loves at all times, but encourages one another to walk in truth, to submit to Christ as Lord, and confess sins in their life. I expect my friends, including Ronnie to call out sin in my life lovingly, in a way that points me to Christ and His grace he displayed for us on the cross. In order to be a person my boyfriend and eventually husband feels safe confessing his sin too, I must show him the same grace that Christ showed me.
Do life together
Being best friends means that we are taking on life together! That we set aside time to really connect, to talk, to share about our day. We go on long drives, on hikes and walks, and to our favorite coffee shops to just spend time together talking, praying and reading. We have fun and laugh and just enjoy having each other to share life with!
Pray together, and for each other
-I wrote a post on how to pray for your boyfriend, and I really suggest you pray for your boyfriend consistently, and also, to pray together. If your relationship is new, or you aren't comfortable praying, try just praying before meals at first. I can't tell you enough how important I think prayer is in our lives, especially in our relationships.