Some friendships are forever, but many last only for a season. In middle school, you experience so many ups and downs— including friendships that come and go. Maybe you’re no longer at the same school. Maybe you’re on different sports teams now. As you grow up, it’s normal to gravitate toward new people with similar interests as you. It’s okay to say goodbye to friends—it happens. Here’s what the apostle Paul knew, and what we should know too: Even when friendships fade, you can choose to do what’s right. You don’t always get to choose how long friendships last, but you do get to choose how to respond when they end.