First, I’m pretty confident that most people are aware that their relationships like real life.
This is one of those chapters where I just want to throw my hands up into the air and shout “I reject this entire premise!Nothing about kindness, or faithfulness, or even forgiveness. I’m a bisexual woman, so theoretically any friendship I have with another woman could potentially turn romantic.To Joshua, apparently the only way to “care” about someone is to criticize them. None of them ever have for reasons that I can’t possibly explain since, supposedly, staying “just friends” is like “walking a tightrope over a gaping chasm.” Most of my friendships involve us chatting about our lives and things we find discussion-worthy … The only difference is I fell in love with him and decided living in the same house as he does sounded pretty amazing.I’ve known some church people for half a decade that I barely know because the only thing I’ve ever heard them talk about is how much God’s blessed them.It’s difficult to form a “deep friendship” with someone who’s never honest because being transparent would threaten their reputation for “godliness.” He uses an example in order to explain what he means: On one occasion the men of the group planned a special dinner for the ladies, served all the food, and even had special gifts for each girl. This kind of event is also a marker for a cult– churches that actively foster this sort of environment are establishing a boundary-erasing over-involvement.