One of the big questions hovering around the topic of courtship and dating is the role of friendship. How intimate of a friendship with someone of the opposite sex is OK? How do I move from friendship to dating? Much of this is a fairly new problem. So is the trend toward intimate friendships between single men and women a good thing?
If the verse that says "bad company corrupts good morals" is true, then the opposite can also be true: Godly company helps break down wrong morals, and helps develop and enhance good morals. Godly friends are the type of friends who will influence or at least encourage us to pursue God and shun wrongdoing and all ungodliness. Their presence in our lives should be welcomed, and their influence to us greatly appreciated - in fact, more than just appreciated, because they can be life-saving and life-changing. As such, Christian men and women everywhere are encouraged to build godly friendships. Having godly friends of the same sex will benefit both sexes greatly, and will provide support, accountability, and of course good, clean fun. It's also possible to build godly friendships with fellow Christians of the opposite sex. Several people in the Bible managed it.
Should Christian singles have friends from the opposite sex? In my opinion, yes! In this article, however, I am going to focusing on 4 advantages you can have if you are a Christian single person with friends from the opposite sex.
For many people, the idea of a man and woman just being friends is cute but completely unattainable. With how many male and female friendships are portrayed in media, they may be right. It is okay and actually valuable to have opposite-sex friends.