Communicating forgiveness in friendships and dating relationships
He says it isn’t very healthy to limit possible friendships (whether it’s of the same gender or the opposite gender).This clash has caused slight tension because he thinks that I don’t trust him.Once married, the relationship between husband and wife is protected by the highest boundaries.Hebrews 13:4 says, “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” God’s gift of sexual union is very good and very powerful. While we both approve of one another’s close opposite-sex friends who came into our lives before we came into each other’s, I am not able to accept his female friends whom he informed me he would most probably get close to.My boyfriend has been texting many different girls after entering his university, and I am not totally fine with it.But almost always, he texts the husbands among our friends, and I text the wives.We don’t have rules written down, rather we strive to be above reproach and to honor one another in the way we interact with our friends. Neither of us has any opposite-sex friends that aren’t friends of both of us.
He or I may send an informational text or email to an opposite-sex friend of ours regarding a planned event, or to let them know we’re running late, the way I did when we were delayed getting to a dinner party.
” Jealously and envy tempt us all and they are sinful reasons for setting up boundaries.