New studies just out show just how powerful a network of good friendships can be. One study calls friendship better than morphine for its ability to produce endorphins that have pain-killing effects. Another suggests that the lack of human relationships may be the real cause of addiction, concluding that "the opposite of addiction is not sobriety; it's human connection." It's no wonder then that human brokenness—insecurity, loneliness, and price—keep us from the very relationships we seek. Finding our life in the Father's affection allows us the freedom to bond with others in healthy friendships that brings joy to our lives in so many ways. Wayne and Brad talk about what friendship really is and how you can find the connection you need, both with God and others to cultivate the friendships that can have a huge impact in your life. Podcast Notes: Friends are Better than Morphine The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered Do Your Friends Actually Like You? There are still a few more slots available if you want to join Brad and Wayne on their Trip to Israel You can find our latest update on our work in Kenya here. Add your voice to our question/comment line via Skype at "TheGodJourney"