- We see each other at church
- We chat at our kids' mutual recreational/extracurricular events
- We text each other
- We work together
- We run into each other once in a while at large group events
- We visit during playdates for our children
- Face-to-face conversations (regular, not intermittent)
- Intentional time scheduled together without distractions
- Exhorting each other in spiritual truth
- Having the relational space and security to be vulnerable and honest
No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Copyright 2019 Jessica Ptomey
About the Author
Jessica Ptomey is a Catholic convert, wife, mom, writer, communications scholar and professor, and homeschooler. She blogs at JessicaPtomey.com. She is the author of Home in the Church: Living an Embodied Catholic Faith, and her research in inter-faith dialogue has been published in the Journal of Communication and Religion (JCR). She is also the co-host, with her husband Mike, of The Catholic Reading Challenge podcast.