107: Why Married Couples Must be Best Friends

Friendship is essential to every relationship.


For married couples, oftentimes just being friends isn’t enough.


If married couples desire to have a long lasting and healthy marriage, it is encouraged that they become best friends.


In the latest podcast episode, Shon & Londina Hyneman explain the importance of friendship in a marriage and reveal why married couples must be best friends. Enjoy!



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Episode Title: Why Married Couples Must be Best Friends


Guests: Shon & Londina HynemanFollow Shon on Twitter Follow Londina on Twitter


Check out their book, Love & Football: How to Play on the Same Team with Your Spouse


Listen to their podcast, The Doctor of Love Show


Music: BeBe & CeCe Winans – I Found Love (Cindy’s Song)


Key Lessons:

  • The importance of being best friends with your spouse
  • The role of sacrifice in developing a lasting friendship with your spouse
  • Shon explains why married couples should reinvent themselves


Hot Topics & Takeaways:

  • The benefit of you and your spouse being best friends prior to marriage
  • Differences between platonic and marital friendships
  • Benefits of a husband and wife being best friends


Danger & Difficulties:

  • The danger of sharing too much about yourself too soon, with someone you may not get married to
  • Londina cautions men to be mindful of marrying a woman who tells her friends everything and will be unable to keep his secrets
  • The challenge of dealing with pride and insecurities


Experience is the Best Teacher:

  • Londina shares how the reality of being married differed from the thing she learned in preparation for marriage
  • Londina admits that she was shocked when she discovered the Scripture that states wives are to be submissive to their husbands in everything
  • Shon and Londina open up about how different their marriage would be if they were not best friends


Hold Yourself Accountable:

Don’t rush into relationships or marriages. First, take the time out to truly develop a genuine friendship.


Show Some Love:

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

Do YOU believe that married couples must be best friends?


  • John Shannon
    April 13, 2015

    I don’t fully agree with this;


    What she spoke of is how I feel about my Best Friends, and I am not looking to marry them- Man and Woman alike.

    My definition of a Friend is unique to Me, not just traits that folks always and often have as criteria. I hold a Relationship different than a Friendship, which is why I have Lady Friends I consider Sisters and a S/O in a separate POV.

    It’s a great episode and I’m sure it works for others. Londina’s points of having things that one can’t share is also why I could not marry a Best Friend….

    • Jay
      April 16, 2015

      Hey John! Thanks a lot for taking the time out to listen to the podcast and share your thoughts. I greatly appreciate that.

      It’s such a good thing that you have both male and female best friends who you trust and connect with on such a deep level. That’s rare and something to be valued.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the discussion and I’m so happy that you shared your perspective too. There are various ways of making things work. The key is to find out what is right and how it works best for us and those involved.

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