Guy Friend Boyfriend?

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Q. Can a girl and a guy be just friends, without being boyfriend-girlfriend?

A. Hollywood would probably say no, some would say it’s difficult, but I think it’s possible. The Apostle Paul advised his protégé Timothy how he should relate to different groups of people in church. Although it was addressed to Timothy as the pastor of his congregation, the principles apply to other relationships:

1 Tim 5:1-2 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

In other words, treat older men and women as parents, and younger men and women as brothers and sisters, with absolute purity. In your case, if you treat your guy friend as your sibling, there would not be a romantic relationship. You can share common experiences, ideas and secrets, which friends do, without getting involved as boyfriend-girlfriend. I would suggest going out in groups, and avoid situations as if you were dating. Don’t give him wrong ideas and others the wrong impression that you are a couple. Keep the relationship platonic and enjoy each other’s sharing. Hope that helps.

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