Examining dating and frienships
You and your friends may have grown apart due to changes in your lives or interests.
Or maybe you've moved to a new community and haven't yet found a way to meet people. While it's good to cultivate a diverse network of friends and acquaintances, you also want to nurture a few truly close friends who will be there for you through thick and thin.
Many adults find it hard to develop new friendships or keep up existing friendships.
Close friendships by their very nature tend to involve extensive time talking and hanging out one-on-one.
As I've discussed before, a broad (but sound) implication of this passage is that "defrauding" could include inappropriate emotional — as well as physical — intimacy.
Romans 13:8-14 calls us to love others, to work for their souls' good rather than looking to please ourselves.
She is a certified personal trainer and holds a degree in English and psychology from Franciscan University. Moving beyond a platonic relationship changes the entire dynamic of your interaction.
Ultimately, if your romantic involvement fails, you risk the possibility that your friendship will significantly change. Take some time to distinguish between the platonic feelings you have for your friend and those of a romantic nature.