No I am not talking about Moulin Rouge but I did think of the song when I thought of this blog.
No my blog is about friendship.
How important is it to have a friend who can keep you accountable for everything you do?
That one person who will listen to everything you have to say and wont judge you no matter how serious the situation. This person will not go around spreading what you told them. They offer words of wisdom not recklessness.
How amazing is it when you actually find this friend?
Tonight at the youth bible study we talked about Jonathan and David in the bible. They were best friends. They cared for eachother and made a bond so strong that it was as if their souls were combined into one.
That sort of friendship is hard to find because it is the most delicate and fragile of relationships. This is not a friendship we can take lightly. This friend we look for has to help us make wise decisions. They need to be beyond trustworthy. And most importantly they need to help you out by praying for you.They need to be willing to go out of their way for you like you would do for them.
1 Samuel 20:4 “Jonathan said to David, “Whatever you want me to do, I’ll do for you.”
Man even the bible shows us how friends should be with eachother. Real friends. Soulfriends.
How does one draw the line between friendship and romance?
How far can you go with a friend before you become more than friends? Lets say you cross that line? What happens next?
A couple other questions: You say your gonna “stay friends”, how does that work out? Do your feelings ever get in the way of your friendship?
What do you do when you think you might have feelings for someone but you only want to be friends with them?
Unfortunately I cant answer all of these questions but they have been on my mind a lot recently.
One of my friends recently told me that he thought we were spending too much time together alone. He didnt want to do anything he would regret later. (note: he has a girlfriend that hes madly in love with) You can imagine my surprise when he told me this. I didnt think we were doing anything wrong but I guess he was getting certain ideas in his head and he didnt want them to become a reality. I love the fool but I cant see myself doing anything with him. I like his girlfriend too and I wouldnt want to do anything to hurt her. I told him not too worry, that if for some reason we were getting too close I would let him know and back off…but then he asked whats too close?
I couldnt for the life of me answer. I mean obviously kissing and any romantic type activities are off-limits but is that all?
Another one of my friends and I are always playing around and flirting with eachother and just having fun. We dont take each other seriously but how far can we take this without getting serious?