Being a friend of God makes us better friends to each other. We need friends. If we find ourselves longing for someone to talk to, a true friend to whom we can bare our souls, we are not alone. Recently, a Duke University researcher concluded that 25% of Americans have no one with whom they can have a meaningful conversation. And 50% have two or less people of this sort in their lives. The statistics also indicate that the confidante network of the average American is shrinking.