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56% of Christians Feel Their Spiritual Life Is Entirely Private

What is the role of friendship in discipleship community? Historically (see 1 Thessalonians 2:8) and currently, U.S. Christian adults see friendships as foundational to healthy discipleship. Disciplemaking involves actively helping someone else grow closer to Christ, requiring those involved to look outside themselves. This article shares recent data from Growing Together—created in partnership with The Navigators—to explore what percentage of Christian adults view their spiritual lives as entirely private and how friendships with other Christians can support discipleship.

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