Are we friends for the sake of the church, for the sake of a project, for the sake of enjoying a mutual hobby, for the sake of serving the church?
Let’s have answer, and let interactions that veer away from that agreed upon purpose remain off-limits.
And we need to be careful, in the context of rigorous community, that we’re not fooling ourselves about our own intentions.
Once we have been honest about our own intentions, we must articulate them clearly.
The point isn’t to condemn or idolize any one marital status as more protected than the other.
” Can humility and honesty, community and accountability, protect us from the looming consequences, and allow us to enjoy the good that can come from these friendships?
Every relationship — all intimacy — flourishes with the right kind of boundaries.
“‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things are helpful” (1 Corinthians ).
What is good for some is not profitable for all — and may be harmful.