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Basically, the question seems to be how exactly single Christians should relate to members of the opposite sex in that large and awkward zone between "we've never met" and a deliberate dating or courting relationship. I won't repeat the full history lesson here, as several Boundless authors have already discussed it (Joshua Rogers most recently, in his excellent piece "Your Friendgirl Deserves Better").
Essentially, the historical reality is that until 30 or 40 years ago, long, intimate friendships between men and women in which each served as the other's emotional confidante, relationship adviser and "best buddy" were far less common than they are today.
Think about specific examples of times that you’ve experienced feelings of love. There are ways you can figure this out without risking the friendship.
The present study investigated the homosocial preferences and the functions, formation, and maintenance characteristics of same- and cross-sex friendships for a sample of 90 young adults, ages 20 to 28 years.
Friendship formation and maintenance for same- and cross-sex friendships were also found to differ significantly.
The results are discussed in terms of Lipman-Blumen's [In M.
So is the trend toward intimate friendships between single men and women a good thing? If you haven't read my previous articles on biblical dating, you'll be helped in thinking through this issue by reading "Biblical Dating: How It's Different From Modern Dating." Based on some of the principles found there, let me offer a couple of practical reasons why I believe such friendships to be generally unwise, and then I'll suggest a positive role for friendship among singles in the Christian community.
In this series of articles, I've raised several biblical principles regarding the way we should treat our brothers and sisters in Christ.
“It may even be in the best interest of your marriage to either significantly limit or actually end your close friendship.”An informal survey shows that both married men and women were uncomfortable with their spouse having close friendships with the opposite sex.“I think sometimes it is healthy to get input from another female.But on a regular basis I should not be sharing intimate issues with a woman who is not my wife.”Here are Linaman's tips to help you manage opposite-sex friendships so they don't threaten your marriage relationship: While opposite-sex friendships do have the potential to create problems in a marriage, these friendships can enhance your relationship with your spouse if appropriate boundaries are in place.Taking a Close Look at Your Friendship Deciding What You Want Moving Forward in Your Relationship Community Q&A It’s normal to love your friends.But how can you be sure that what you are feeling is not actually romantic love?
Romans 13:8-14 calls us to love others, to work for their souls' good rather than looking to please ourselves.