Not only did my best friend disappear, but I thought her boyfriend didn’t like me.
Walking on the gossip treadmill won’t get you anywhere.Christi said, “God had been at the forefront of my friend’s heart, but he was getting overshadowed by the new boyfriend and all his wonderful personal qualities.It became clear to me that her own spiritual growth was suffering greatly, and I made the choice to talk to her about it.” “The words were painful for me to say and for her to hear,” Christi remembers, “and I wondered about the future of our friendship as I gently spoke my observations and feelings.” For the next few days, her friend spent some time talking with God and examining her own heart and motives.Jeff weighs in, “My buddy’s girlfriend drives me crazy, but she is clueless about her overbearing personality.” Jeff wondered why his friend stuck with her, until he realized that his friend always needed to be in a relationship.“She meets a need in his life, and there is nothing I can do to change that,” Jeff says, “so I just make the best of it when I’m with them.” As Hebrews says: “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone” (TNIV).Outrage invites you to view their new mini-documentary, Love Struck: Dating Abuse Up Close.
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Sometimes people are simply wired a certain way by God, very differently from me.” It’s very painful to lose your best friend to a dating relationship.
“When my roommate started dating Ryan, our relationship changed dramatically,” says Ann.
If your friend is in a relationship that diminishes self-esteem, rather than enhancing it, pray earnestly and look for ways to build up and encourage your friend.
Look for an open door to discuss the dating relationship and what you see that may be harmful.
At first, Julie didn’t like her roommate’s new boyfriend. He didn’t take her seriously, and I hated seeing her unhappy and disappointed a lot,” Julie said.