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Developing Friendships

Make Life Better​—Family Life and Friendships

Successful relationships are more about giving than about receiving.

What Makes a Good Friend?

Most people feel it’s important to have good friends. How can you be a good friend to others? This article examines four guiding principles found in the Bible.

What’s a Real Friend?

Fake friends are easy to come by, but how can you find a true friend?

How to Make Real Friends

Four tips can help you to move from shallow relationships to deep friendships.

Who Are My True Friends?

Learn how you can build true and lasting friendships.

Should I Expand My Circle of Friends?

A small circle of friends can be comfortable, but not always beneficial. Why?


How to Deal With Loneliness

Chronic loneliness is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. How can you avoid feeling left out and lonely?

Why Don’t I Have Any Friends?

You’re not the only one to feel lonely and friendless. Find out how others your age counteract these feelings.

What if I Don’t Fit In?

Is it more important to fit in with people with questionable values, or to stay true to who you are?

Digital Communication

How to Leave Work “at Work”

Five tips that can help you keep your job from intruding on your marriage.

How to Keep Technology in Its Place

The use of technology can either benefit your marriage or undermine it. How is it affecting your marriage?

What Should I Know About Online Photo Sharing?

Posting your favorite shots online is a convenient way of staying in touch with friends and family, but it also has potential dangers.

Be Social-Network Smart

Have fun and keep safe when you connect with your friends online.

What Should I Know About Texting?

Texting can affect your friendships and your reputation. Find out how.

How to Show Texting Manners

Is it rude to interrupt a conversation just to check a text message? Or is it rude to ignore a text message just to continue a conversation?


Am I Ready to Date?

Five points to help you determine if you’re ready for dating and marriage.

Is Flirting Harmless Fun?

Exactly what is flirting? Why do some people do it? Are there any dangers?

Friendship or Romance?​—Part 1: What Signals Am I Receiving?

Get tips that can help you figure out whether a person is sending romantic signals or just wants to be friends.

Friendship or Romance?​—Part 2: What Signals Am I Sending?

Might your friend conclude that you want more than friendship? Check out these tips.

What Can I Expect From Marriage?​—Part 1

What kinds of benefits and challenges can you realistically expect from marriage?

What Can I Expect From Marriage?—Part 2

Learn how you can prepare for the unexpected challenges of married life.

What Should I Expect When Dating?

Three common things to consider as your relationship moves forward.

Is It Love or Infatuation?

Learn the meaning of infatuation and real love.

What Does the Bible Say About Living Together Without Marriage?

God’s instructions tell us how to build successful family relationships, and his standards always benefit those who follow them.

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Have Rules About Dating?

Is dating just a form of recreation or something more?

Dating​—Part 3: Should We Break Up?

Should you stay in a relationship if you have doubts? This article can help you decide.

What Is True Love?

In this feature-length video, see how Bible principles can help Christians to choose a good marriage mate and to show true love to each other once they are married.

When a Courtship Ends

How can you move on with your life after a painful breakup?

How Can I Deal With a Breakup?

Learn how to get past the intense emotional pain.

Settling Differences

Why Should I Apologize?

Check out three good reasons to say ‘I’m sorry,’ even if you feel that you aren’t entirely in the wrong.

What Does the Bible Say About Anger?

Is anger ever justified? What should you do when it starts to build?

How Can People Make Peace?

Practical principles from the Bible have helped former enemies to make peace and even to become friends.

What Is Forgiveness?

The Bible provides five steps that can help you to forgive someone.

How to Forgive

Why can it be so hard to forgive? See how the Bible’s advice can help.

The Way of Happiness​—Forgiveness

A life filled with anger and resentment is neither happy nor healthy.

Prejudice and Discrimination

What Is Prejudice?

Prejudice has infected people throughout history. Learn from the Bible how to ensure that it doesn’t take root in your heart.

Prejudice—A Global Problem

What is prejudice? Why can it be called a very personal issue with a global face?

Prejudice​—Are You Infected?

What are some telltale signs that we might be prejudiced?

Tolerance—How the Bible Can Help

These scriptures show how the Bible promotes peace and respect for all people.

What Does the Bible Say About Racism?

Are all races equal? Will racism ever end?

How to Break the Cycle of Hatred​—Be Impartial

Root out negative feelings toward others by imitating God’s impartiality.

Prejudice​—Expand Your Circle of Friends

See the benefits of having friends who aren’t just like you.

Is Racial Equality Only a Dream?—What Does the Bible Say?

Millions of people are learning from the Bible how to treat others with respect and dignity.

A World Without Prejudice—When?

Real-life cases show how the Bible is already helping people to overcome prejudice. When will it be completely eliminated?

Can Love Conquer Hatred?

Overcoming prejudice can be difficult. See how a Jew and a Palestinian were able to do so successfully.

I Wanted to Fight Injustice

Rafika joined a revolutionary group to fight social injustice. But she found the Bible’s promise of peace and justice under God’s Kingdom.