Getting to the Heart of Friendships

Dr. Amy Baker November 13, 2021

I. Longing for relationship.

II. But even though I was created for friendships, if I’m not rooted in Christ’s love I’ll be tempted to use relationships for what they will do for me.

“We enter relationships for personal pleasure, self-actualization, and fun. We want low personal cost and high self-defined returns.”[1]

III. The heart of friendships.

IV. Our desires are better fulfilled in Christ.

[1]Lane, Tim & Tripp, Paul. (2006). Relationships: A Mess Worth Making. Greensboro, NC: New Growth Press, p. 48.

Dr. Amy Baker


Director of Ministry Resources - Faith Church

Counselor, Instructor - Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries

Board of Directors - Vision of Hope

Adjunct Professor - Faith Bible Seminary


Ph.D. -Organizational Psychology, Purdue University
M.S. -Organizational Psychology, Purdue University
B.A.-Hanover College

Dr. Baker serves as the Resource Director for Faith Church Ministry in Lafayette, IN. She is the author or co-author of over a dozen books and booklets. Dr. Baker is an ACBC certified biblical counselor; an instructor and counselor at Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries, and a Council Board member of the Biblical Counseling Coalition.