104: Having a Circle of Friends You Can Trust



It’s a quality that we all desire in a friend.


Today we explore the value in having a circle of friends you can trust.


Listen to the latest podcast episode and discover how important it is to have a circle of friends that you can trust. Enjoy!



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Episode Title: Having a Circle of Friends You Can Trust


Guests: Jason CastonFollow Him on Twitter


Check out Jason’s book, The iChurch Method


Music: Bumps Inf – Family



  • Try to stay married until the end of the day and try to figure out tomorrow when you get to that.” – Jason Caston


  • “Friendships need to be mutually beneficial. No necessarily 50/50, just mutually beneficial.” – Jason Caston


  • “Everything is not your spouse’s fault and the solution to everything cannot be divorce.” – Jason Caston


Key Lessons:

  • The importance of developing a friendship in which honest rebuke is accepted and appreciated
  • How to remove leeches from your life


Hot Topics & Takeaways:

  • Signs that someone is more of a leech than a friend
  • The development of offline and online friendships and relationships


Danger & Difficulties:

  • The difficulty in overcoming the obstacle of outgrowing friendships and relationships
  • Challenges we face when developing a circle of friends we can trust


Experience is the Best Teacher:

  • Jason shares how he developed his closest friendships
  • Jason explains why the friendship he has with his wife is one of a kind
  • Jason shares an experience in which a friend of his respectfully accepted an honest professional critique from him


Hold Yourself Accountable:

You decide who is allowed within your inner circle. Choose wisely.


Apply the Principles:

“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed.” Proverbs 13:20 (NKJV)


Take Action Now:

  1. Do something to show your appreciation to your close friends.


Show Some Love:

Please leave me a comment or a private message answering the following question:

Do YOU have a circle of friends that you can trust?


  • Autumn
    April 12, 2015

    Wrote this the other day but fell asleep before I could post it. I do love Love Matters very much and still like being shouted out. 🙂 Thanks so much for your attention to that. And I’m glad things are going well for you, Jay.

    Do I have a circle of friends I can trust? I have a few friends but I’m not sure if I have a circle. I know how to make and maintain friendships but I think that Jason’s test is real. When I pulled back from some friendships, they ended. One friend even told me in words that she didn’t know how to do the things to maintain a friendship. I didn’t know I had been keeping it going for 19 years. But there you go. After several experiences, I guess I just haven’t had made any friends lately. I also think my focus had been on finding a relationship and that took a lot of my time.

    But not really. One of these days I will figure out how to have a ‘circle’ again. For the few friends I do still have they all know I care about them. You know me, I’m not really silent about my feelings for long!

    • Jay
      April 16, 2015

      No problemo! I love showing love to you and all of the R.E.A.L. Lovers. It brings me such joy!

      Yeah, Jason’s test is no joke! The results from it are likely to shock us too.

      I’m sorry to hear how things turned out with your friend. It’s no fun being the only one working towards maintaining a friendship. I’ve been there before.

      Similar to you, I don’t have many friends. Personally, I’m fine with that, especially since I trust the people who I do consider my friends.

      It’s a blessing that you have friends you care about. That’s great!

  • Destiny's Truth
    April 13, 2015

    I truly enjoyed the podcast Jay with Jason Caston. Great insight and encouragement to us all.

    Yes, I do have a circle of friends I can trust, but that circle is very small and consist of not more than 3 people. I have numerous associates, but very few people that I trust with my innermost feelings, dreams and visions. Like most of us I have learned to weed out people that did not have right motives and were seeking to undermine me, and that is why my circle has narrowed tremendously over the years.

    I look forward to reading some of Jason’s books that he referenced during the show. Thanks Jay for another great show.

    • Jay
      April 16, 2015

      I am so glad you enjoyed the discussion Destiny! Thank you so much for taking the time out to listen.

      That’s real! I can totally relate. I’m not one for having a huge circle of friends either. I prefer a few that I know I can truly trust and count on.

      I plan to read Jason’s books too. They do seem very interesting and packed full of valuable information.

      Thanks for your continued support and God bless you!

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