I hope we all have one. That friend who says what she’s thinking with no holds barred.
The friend who shoots straight is a friend worth keeping. They may say things we don’t like, but they shine us up and make us better. They speak truth into our lives and lead us to Christ not a crisis. They seriously make life better not worse and they don’t sugar coat the truth. They keep it real.
They tell it like it is and have the guts to say what needs to be said when no one else will. They don’t hesitate to whisper in our ear if we cross the crazy line and they never give us the silent treatment. To the contrary, they find it difficult to be silent.
If no one ever challenged us, never disagreed with us, never cared enough to tell us we were wrong, would we truly experience the gift of real friendship? Probably not.
Here’s to blunt friends who tell it like it is! (Insert high fives and side bumps.)
Proverbs 27:9 “Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man’s friend by hearty counsel.”
About Tammy Whitehurst
Rarely do we hear funny and message with a meaning in the same sentence, much less used to describe the same person, but Tammy Whitehurst is anything but a typical speaker.
She was a middle school teacher for 16 years before bringing her messages of hope, joy, and laughter to audiences on the stage. Her articles have been published in LifeWay’s HomeLife, Christianity Today, Seek magazine, Evangel, Charm, Mature years, Peace and several other publications. People describe her as a Hoot with a capital “H” and love the realness that she shares and her ability to connect with the heart of her audiences.