Drew Hunter– Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys

by | Jun 11, 2018 | Equipping You in Grace, Featured

On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Drew Hunter discuss the importance of friendship in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys (Crossway, 2018).

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • Discovering how and why to pursue friendship in marriage.
  • Learning how to fight burnout in ministry by cultivating friendship with our spouse and others.
  • The importance of affirming and encouraging one another in friendship.
  • Some practical advice to minister to a friend in deep distress.
  • In what way friendship is the ultimate end of our existence and the highest source of happiness.
  • How technology can hinder our friendships.
  • Real friendship as the missing medicine for many of our afflictions.
  • The six unique joys of friendship.
  • Some of the characteristics that define true friendship.
  • Beginning to cultivate better friendships.
  • Cultivating friendship and pulling up the relational weeds that invest our friendships.
  • Friendship with Jesus as the apex of the glory of God.
  • Learning to cultivate daily friendship with Christ.

About the Guest

Drew Hunter (MA, Wheaton College) is the teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana. He previously served as a minister for young adults at Grace Church of DuPage and taught religious studies at College of DuPage. Drew and his wife, Christina, live in Zionsville, Indiana, and have three children.

Subscribing, sharing, and your feedback

You can subscribe to Equipping You in Grace via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast catcher. If you like what you’ve heard, please consider leaving a rating and share it with your friends (it takes only takes a second and will go a long way to helping other people find the show).

You can also connect with me on Twitter at @davejjenkins, on Facebook or via email to share your feedback.

Thanks for listening to this episode of Equipping You in Grace!

Related Posts

The Meaning And Purpose Of Job

The Meaning And Purpose Of Job

On today’s episode, a listener writes in and asks me, “What is the story of Job?” What you’ll hear in this episode The Real Purpose of Job. Job: A Commentary on Human Suffering. Job Serves as a Critique of the Problem of Evil. Suffering Get People’s Attention....

An Unshakable Kingdom

An Unshakable Kingdom

Hebrews 12:28–29, “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire.” Lest there be any lingering doubts as to the superiority of the...

9 Principles for Navigating Anxiety and Depression

9 Principles for Navigating Anxiety and Depression

9 Principles What are the general principles to bear in mind as you begin to work with your teen through anxiety and depression? 1. Understanding Getting an understanding of these disorders is half the battle. Knowledge and understanding is 50 percent of your task. If...

What Remains After Life is Shaken

What Remains After Life is Shaken

Hebrews 12:26-27, “At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.” This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been...

Disciplined as Sons

Disciplined as Sons

On today’s Warriors of Grace show, Dave continues the Snapshots of Grace series, looking at Hebrews 12:4-13 and the purpose of fatherly discipline and correction, enduring discipline as sons, and an encouragement to grow in the grace of God. What you’ll hear in this...



  1. Weekly Roundup of Links 6/11/2018-6/16/2018 - Servants of Grace - […] Barrett– 40 Questions About Salvation Drew Hunter– Made for Friendship: The Relationshi... Jason Duesing- Mere Hope: Life in an…
  2. Dave and Laura's Top Books for 2018 and Vision for Servants of Grace in 2019 - […] Directions for a Candidate of the... Matthew Barrett– 40 Questions About Salvation Drew Hunter– Made for Friendship: The Relationshi...…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.