When people think of Valentine’s Day, they always think of couples and hearts and flowers. But love is more than just the platonic. Love is also what you share with the people around you, whether it be family or friends. I’ve talked about enjoying your single season because that’s important to do. But it’s also very important to nurture relationships with the people we surround ourselves with. So why do we need community? Here are some reasons.

Support

One of the best things of community is the support. Whenever you need an outside perspective, a good community will tell you the truth and their view on it. For me that’s the most important thing. When you genuinely find people who care, they will tell you the truth. But also having this support is extra important because it’s never good to do situations by yourself. Bottling things up is not good for you and having people to talk to is necessary. They’ll comfort you in the tough times and cheer you on in the good ones.

New Experiences

I was noticing that I have a pretty diverse group of friends. Some love nature, some love music, others are killing it at the professional game. I’m grateful for this because it pushes me out of my comfort zone and shows me new things. It’s fun to learn about things I would’ve never thought about on my own and I feel like it keeps things so interesting because there’s never a dull conversation or a dull hang out.

It’s Not About Numbers

Something to remember is that a community doesn’t have to be big. I feel like it’s so easy to think that communities need to be big. For me, I have my family and a few good friends and that’s all I need. Quality over quantity definitely comes into play because it’s better to have a genuine friend than a bunch that you don’t really confide in.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. | Proverbs 27:17

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How do you do community? Why do you think it’s important?

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  • This is so insightful!! You’re so right that it’s not about numbers. 🙂 We thankfully found such a great group in the 20s-30s group from church. Every time we meet to discuss the sermon & the Bible, I leave having laughed SO hard. It’s a beautiful thing.

  • Abbey Phipps

    I love this! Community is SO important! It builds us up and equips us to fight for our faith! 🙂

  • Lianne Benning

    Only looking at my boyfriend, he already gave me so many experiences I never would have had without him like him recommending books, wanting to travel, watching certain tvshows etc. Other people are so important for your selfdevelopment!

  • Megan

    Community is so important. No matter how many friends I have, I am always craving more connection, something deeper and stronger than what I have. We just can’t do life by ourselves.

  • I feel that having a community rather it be big or small is much needed. I like smaller communities because I feel that the result is better (just for me personally). Getting out and experiencing new things is always a great idea because it can give you that community that you did not expect.

  • The Always Believer

    This, this right here. All the love for this. I always believe in community. It is something that I have always been a part of and that I am building with my own page, one way or another. I simply enjoy being part of them because they teach you so much, aside from the fact that there is togetherness.