Every relationship we have on this earth serves a purpose. Some relationships teach us how to live, whether through good or bad examples. Some provide shoulders to cry on, hands to help bear our burdens, friendships to support us through the rough times. Some are for being poured out in ministry and prayer, giving of time and energy for the benefit of another. Some relationships are brief; others may be life-long. Some are by choice, some are by blood. Every one of them has a purpose. Every one of them has been ordained by God for a specific time and reason.