I have recently been in numerous conversations about what I am about to share with you. It seems that as Christians (and heck, even as regular old folks) we all form opinions and beliefs about the expectations of relationships. Let’s face it, in your mind, you know what you expect to happen in a healthy relationship (be it friendship or more) and what you would consider to be wrong or unhealthy. We enter into every encounter with our own preconceived notions, our own wants and desires, and our own needs.
In the past, I can be honest with myself and say that when it comes to dating relationships I have made my fair share of mistakes. That being said, I do have a strong desire to strive for what I think is right in my future relationships, most importantly the one I will have with my husband. I have prayed for him, our future marriage, and our friendship. I have desires to share our strong testimony with the people we minister to. I know what I want. However, I also know what can happen.
The question I want to pose to all of you is this:
Is is possible,or better yet, How can a man and a woman be mutually attracted to one another but still operate as friends until they both either have a peace about moving forward to a dating relationship or a peace about just staying friends?
The argument is that two people should stay in the “friend zone” and get to know one another exclusively as friends before moving into anything else. This is ideal and it’s something I want to experience; however, my question is: how can you 100% view someone as just a friend if you see future potential with them as a mate?
I have never wanted to hear your comments more than I do right now!!!!