Should friendships be taken as seriously as marriages?

(iStock photo)
00:00

On this week's podcast, America's contributing writer Eve Tushnet joins hosts Matt Malone, S.J., and Kerry Weber. Following the publication of her feature article on the subject, Tushnet discusses the value of relationships that don't necessarily fall into traditional categories like marriage and religious life. Eric Sundrup, S.J. joins to offer an additional perspective.

Advertisement

When asked about the types of friendship people are longing for, Tushnet explained: "It's someone to come home to. When you really need a sense of home, you come home and there's a person who is there for you. That I think is a really basic human need. For some people that's someone they can sacrifice for, someone they can give to."

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

This week, we interview Claire Swinarski, host of “The Catholic Feminist Podcast.”
Olga SeguraOctober 13, 2017
Either you sit there and stare at the blood and the broken bones, and the sadness, and the grief, and the disbelief…. Or you get out there and try to figure out how to make a little difference.”
The EditorsOctober 13, 2017
Fun fact: The Grammy-nominated musician went to a Jesuit high school in Newfoundland.
Ashley McKinlessOctober 06, 2017
The state of the current political debate is not likely to be one Merton would find healthy.
The EditorsOctober 05, 2017