418: How to grow your inner circle

On this week’s episode of Humanize Me, Bart Campolo answers this question:

“I just read an article saying that, like me, the average American has just one close friend, and 1 in 4 of us have none at all. I want to fight the ‘loneliness epidemic’ and have decided to make a really big effort to seek out more meaningful connections. Over the years, I’ve been letting my average friendships naturally die in order to concentrate on finding people with whom I more deeply connect, but potential soulmates are hard to find. Where do I find new close friends?”

Takeaways: Some places, some people, some periods of time, lend themselves better than others to making friends; don’t let ‘average friendships’ die but ‘frack’ them for deeper connections; the best friendships are often forged with average people by those with the skills to do it; join groups; be bold and strike early while the stakes are low.

All eight sessions of long-form conversation between Bart and his famous evangelical father, Tony Campolo, recorded for the film Leaving My Father’s Faith, are now available HERE to Patreon supporters (become one easily).

Bart spoke at Eastlake Church two Sundays ago on the topic ‘Character Matters’. Watch it all HERE.

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About the Author:

Bart Campolo is a secular community builder, counselor and writer who currently serves as the Humanist Chaplain at the University of Cincinnati. Listen to his podcast HERE!