These addictions are experienced by the entire breadth of society, from the […] Read more Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight.
Romans 13:8-14 calls us to love others, to work for their souls' good rather than looking to please ourselves.
Our dates were lively and fun, and he was really cute.
It had been ages since I’d felt that way about anyone, and I was so happy and relieved.
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.
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.