God’s purpose for giving man and woman the ability to experience romantic and physical intimacy with each other was for marriage. It was to be experienced between a husband and wife in a monogamous relationship.It was given by God to Adam and Eve as husband and wife.” we must realize that each new possibility of a friendship between a woman and a man may require a “no” or “yes” in various circumstances, or at various stages of life. But even between single people, the dangers are significant. This is called “the friend zone,” and it’s very easy for tectonic plates of desire to create exciting and heated friendship when that heat is, in fact, caused by motivations moving in opposite directions.Since any godly male-female friendship will be friendship between two disciples of Christ, the first step in building that friendship is to “count the cost, whether [you have] enough to complete it” (Luke ). Male-female friendship always brings the possibility for awkwardness, for conflict, for heartache. Whether we’re the desiring or the desired, let’s be honest with ourselves: do we both want the same thing from this friendship?If a guy really is Christian, he would not lead you to commit adultery, nor justify why he does it. On the other hand, I am so BLESSED that my husband decided to stick in there with me.
I had broken up with him 25 yrs ago b/c he cheated on me (I could never prove it, but I knew in my heart) and lied a lot. I run into him 25 yrs later…he and I were going through (supposedly) the exact same life situation…bad marriage on the verge of divorce, unsympathetic spouse, pain, loneliness, etc. Are they obviously inappropriate, or undeniably essential in healthy church community? To start, multiple What do these friendships look like? Does God prohibit them, or are they vital to the body of Christ?Also, in our culture, through "dating" people will often find a life partner and marry.How men and women view a "date" and "dating" can have a profound effect on their future.