About the Author

Ekemini Uwan is a public theologian and co-host of Truth’s Table Podcast. Her writings have been published in The Atlantic, Washington Post, Huffington Post Black Voices and her insights have been quoted by NPR, CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The New Yorker.

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  1. Today, I needed these words! I am blessed to have a partner and we have been blessed to have genuine friends! This morning, we received the devastating news that one of our dearest friends passed away. We are beyond stunned….we were just texting with him last night. In another twist, we will lay his Mom to rest this Friday. As I attempt to push through, this piece is helping me put things into perspective. I/we have been eternally blessed by the fortune of friendship. THANK YOU!

    • My goodness, Nicole! I am stunned by this devastating news about the sudden loss of your dear friend and the upcoming burial of his mother. Grief upon grief. May the God of all comfort cover you, your partner, and all who are grieving your friend and his mother. I’m so sorry for your losses, and I pray this article will bring some measure of comfort to you. God bless you.

  2. I have been fortunate to have a handful of good girlfriends in my life. However, after reading this beautifully written article. I will make sure that we celebrate our friendships.

  3. This is a very good article. I enjoyed it very much. Yes we take Valentines Day to seriously,we put to much emphasis on that day or lack of being or feeling loved by someone else. But love fades away, but a true friendship lasts forever.

  4. Well said, dear sister.
    Ekemini, thank you for sharing the importance of friendship and intentionally building lasting ones.
    If the LORD emphasizes and demonstrates the significance of friendship, should’nt we?
    Thank you for echoing His voice with this eloquent reminder.🌹

    • You’re welcome, Cynthia! Yes, we absolutely should reflect the primacy that Jesus placed on friendships. Thank you for reading my article and commenting. Blessings to you!

  5. This is an awesome article based on biblical truth and the application of that truth in the eternal concept of friendship.
    Thank you for showing the shallowness of just meeting up to be meeting up and for showing the pursuit of happiness in establishing friendships.

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