Has this trope sufficiently muddied the definition of “best friendship?
The truth is we have given dating far too much credit, and far too much power in our pursuit of marriage.
And because we misunderstand and misuse dating, we end up making more and greater mistakes in our search for love.
However, I’ve never considered that a count against my romantic relationship.
I firmly believe that one person doesn’t have to be your “everything,” and that you can get different things out of different kinds of relationships, and that that’s perfectly healthy.
I definitely do not expect everyone to agree with me.
Godly wisdom is a wide stream, and God’s word often allows us to apply his heart and wisdom in remarkably different ways, even in dating. It came in many forms, but it goes something like this: So, I started paying tuition, registered for classes, purchased the textbooks, jumped into relationship after relationship, and never looked back — until I wanted my money back.“He’s the only person who can make fun of me without making me mad,” he said.“Also because I survived a week and a half in a foreign country with him in a hotel room the size of my cubicle.”When I pressed him about whether or not he can actually tell his boyfriend everything though, he said, “Pretty much everything, but if I’m talking ABOUT him, it’s to my other friends.”My friend Finley, who is engaged to be married next year, admitted she and her fiancé didn’t always consider each other to be best friends:“For the first six months we were together, he would always say he thought it was dumb when people claimed to be dating their best friend.He insisted his college friend was his best friend because they had so many common interests and thought alike, while he and I were so different.I was super annoyed he wouldn’t call me his best friend, but he made the point that he still wouldn’t tell me everything…like, I don’t know, gross bowel movement stuff.I realize my perspective is limited, though, so I asked some fellow non-celebs in the midst of varying romantic stages to weigh in.