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Jeremiah 17 9 too often in text messaging particularly with the opposite sex insignificant words are sent that are consciously and unconsciously linked to more significant emotional or sexual roots in the heart. A friend of the same sex may serve as a sounding board a counselor and a confidant.

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While the friendships were great during singlehood in marriage these relationships may prove problematic i think it is ok for married people to have opposite sex friends says lisa stewart.

Inappropriate friendships when married. Say what you like about men and women being able to be just friends if there s no attraction between them it s true enough. But if there is some level of attraction between them and if one or both are married platonic friendship is both impossible and disrespectful to their. Friends of the opposite gender while married.

Mainly because they satisfy a need. It can be deadly for the marriage. When friends start sharing more with each other than with their spouse that is not good for the friendship.

Why do we have best friends. Some things are built for two. And on the female side of the equation where friendships have over the last generation or two been in my view.

We learn early on in scripture that the heart is deceitful above all things. Roots that are intended to remain deeply rooted in a marriage instead outside of it. As people marry later in life many are bringing long term opposite sex friendships into their marriage relationship.

Married since 1981 and blessed with three adult children mark zerrin live in wichita ks. When does close friendship turn into emotional infidelity. 12 warning signs that it s emotional infidelity and not just friendship.

Apa reference staik a. Through marriage counseling and their seminars mark and zerrin have invested over 25 years in helping couples grow stronger marriages. Inappropriate friendships when we re married often happen when we haven t discussed limits on what we can and cannot share with opposite gender friends.

If you are married and have friends of the opposite sex you need to guard against getting too close and forming an inappropriate friendship. However i believe out of respect for your spouse that even if you were close. Even after getting married we need our close friends.

Inappropriate friendships when married. Bible principles can help.