Forbidden Friendships: Retaking The Biblical Gift Of Male-Female Friendship
Publish Date: 2015-08-10
Author: Joshua D Jones
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Forbidden Friendships presents the case for why Christian men and women need to engage one another in deep friendship and how to do so. Contrary to what some have taught, having close friends of the opposite gender is healthy, Biblical and important for spiritual growth. But divisions are in the Church. In the name of integrity, walls now exist that keep us from meaningful brother-sister friendship in Christ. While personal boundaries can be healthy, these generalised divisions are not Biblical nor these rules in line with Church History at its best. Contrary to their promises, we are not safer from sexual immorality by adhering to them - we are more at risk. In this 2nd edition - 1st edition entitled 'Can Christian Men and Women be Friends?' - Jones has refined and added more material for greater clarity and impact. The new cover is by sampillardesign.com Chapter subjects include: mixed friendships in Church history, practical and pastoral issues, 'emotional adultery', Freud, Scripture survey and one on friendships in heaven.