Spiritual friends are soul friends. Their love for each other translates into a desire that the other settle for nothing less than becoming all that he or she was intended to be. This means that they care for each other as whole people, not simply as spiritual beings.So friends become spiritual friends when they seek to help each other attend and respond to God.… The Supreme gift that anyone can give another is to help that person live life more aware of the presence of God. Sacred companions help us remember that this is our Father’s world. They help us hear his voice, be aware of his presence and see his footprints as we walk through life. They accompany us on a journey that is made sacred not by their presence but by the presence of God.21 (1 Sam. 18:1; 20:42; 23:16-18; Prov. 17:17; 27:17; Matt. 18:20; John 15:15)
For more on Spiritual Friendship:
Article: Contagious: The Surprising Things That Make Community Transformational by Jan Johnson
Books: Soultalk: Speaking with Power Into the Lives of Others by Larry Crabb and Sacred Companions: The Gift of Spiritual Friendship & Direction by David G Benner.