Dating single loving friendships
So why would anyone want to be in a friendationship? Why would anyone want to be in a relationship whether friend or romantic without knowing where you stand and where you are going? I was so amazed at how many people are in these relationships. So many singles are afraid to take the next step in their relationship.
You are either just friends or dating for the purpose of seeking marriage.
is “the state of a relationship wherein the two people are clearly ‘more than friends’ but won't admit or don't know if they are a ‘couple’ or not.” There are several people online that say they coined the word including a good friend of mine who is a successful singer and writer. We should either engage in friendship or in courtship for marriage.
Several years ago I was sitting with her in a Dallas, TX coffeehouse (we were both in town speaking at different Churches) drinking a strong cup of decaf when I heard her talked about her friendationship. She went on to say you know, Christian friends with or without benefits depending on how you define it. This does not mean that every person that you have a commitment relationship with you will marry.
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him. I couldn't believe that people actually would admit this to me.
Part of this is because if you are a Christian and are in a committed relationship, the next step should be marriage. So instead, they stay in this middle of road, the safe place. Biblically, Christians have no reason to casually date.
From my own experience, I think being alone is so hard that people are willing to take anything beyond a friendship (hopefully without having sex) to get their needs met.
You both know and understand where you are in the relationship.
You are trusting the Lord for your friendship and where it might lead.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.