Dan Allender is a master at working with peoples stories. He writes in vivid and inspiring ways. Let this quote whet your appetite for more from relationships:
"Hang out with people who are confident of the wild goodness of Jesus and who aren’t apt to offer quick or silly and superficial solutions to life’s struggles... Let your friend listen and feel your story and then let them pursue understanding through conversation. Take it in. Give all the new thoughts to Jesus. Invite him into the heartache with you." (Dan Allender)
Does this make you think about new ways to connect with people? It certainly made me think about the act of friendship in a more meaningful way.