The friendship stage was briefly touched on last season and I would like to revisit the topic. There is a dilemna in romantic relationships where we are skipping the most important stage. Many times we dive right into romance and are ready to experience the sparks and butterflies. This often leads to premature sex, emotional attachment, and more. Most relationships without the friendhip stage do not last and it leaves heartache for both or one of the parties involved. It is so important that we return to the basics and learn to first become friends with someone first before we move futher. So many relationships could have been saved, even if they did not move past the frienship stage, if we had done things differently.
I am interested to see what Stephan has to say on this topic and I hope that someone will be blessed. God does not intend for us to rush into things because of our fleshly desires, but to diligently seek him in everything we do. This includes dating as well as any other area.
Proverbs 17:17 "A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity."
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-12 "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken."
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