Thursday, November 18, 2010

Soul to Soul Conversations

Check out my latest column on spiritual friendship, Soul to Soul Conversations, up on Faith & Family Live! this week. I'll be taping a podcast for Faith & Family today, so stay tuned for more on when you can download that.

Soul to Soul Conversations
The importance of spiritual friendship
by Mary DeTurris Poust

We live in age when we can strike up a new friendship with the click of a mouse, when our “friends,” many of whom we’ve never even met, can number into the hundreds, or even thousands, thanks to social networking. Yet despite all the connections and links and “likes” about everything from what we cooked for dinner last night to our latest work project, most people are hungry for something more.
We can have 395 Facebook friends and still feel lonely. We can “talk” to people all day in an almost constant stream of e-mail, telephone and online chats and never have a conversation that dips below the surface to touch the soul. We can surround ourselves around the clock with co-workers and neighbors, parishioners and family members and still wonder at times if we’re flying solo.

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Roxane B. Salonen said...

Mary, nice article and introduction to the concept of spiritual friendship. Spiritual friendships are the very best kind. I'm so glad you've tackled this subject in your book for those looking for deeper, soul relationships. They can add such a wonderful dimension to our lives!

Leslie McCaddon said...

Just listened to the podcast and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to read your book. As a military wife and catholic convert friendship is often on my mind--old ones, new ones, online and spiritual ones. I think the bottom line is I want friendships to come easily--but, like all things in life, it requires prayer in preparation and in action.