Proverbs 18:24bthere is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
Proverbs 27:9 Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel
Proverbs 17:17 A friend loveth at all times
Song of Solomon 5:16bThis is my beloved, and this is my friend
What is a friend?
A friend is someone you want to share things with. You want to spend time with a friend. You share confidences with a friend. A friend is there when you need him. A friend will comfort and give you advice. A friend will lend help when needed.
Aren't all these things what you should be doing with your spouse?
While we will always have our personal friends, the marriage bond will only strengthen if you also add the bond of friendship.