FAQ About Celibate Partnerships and Covenant Friendships

What Biblical evidence or justification is there for this kind of relationship? Celibate partnerships are a form of covenant friendship, much like Ruth and Naomi or David and Jonathan. I would recommend Ron Belgau’s article ‘Love, Covenant and Friendship’ for more in-depth insights on this topic. Some people prefer to use categories like committed/covenant friendship, … More FAQ About Celibate Partnerships and Covenant Friendships

Insights on Celibate Partnerships from Three Side B Christians

“I definitely believe that chaste committed relationships can happen and be successful. Having been in relationships of this sort, I will say that they are challenging, but what relationship isn’t? There are some things that make these sorts of relationships even more challenging, but I’m not sure I would lay out any set of dos … More Insights on Celibate Partnerships from Three Side B Christians

My Adventure with Platonic Cuddling – Plus 12 Tips for Newbies

I want to share a bit more about my experience with finding platonic “cuddle buddies” online, as it’s relatively unusual and there isn’t a lot written about it online. It’s new and uncharted territory, so there aren’t many guidelines about how to proceed. Firstly I want to share my personal experiences, then I want to … More My Adventure with Platonic Cuddling – Plus 12 Tips for Newbies

11 Articles about Platonic Life Partners and Mixed-Orientation Marriages

    The following articles describe a number of different kinds of platonic relationships, from mixed-orientation marriages (MOMs), to celibate partnerships, to queer platonic relationships. Please note, these articles come from a range of perspectives including both secular and Christian sources – so I don’t necessarily agree with everything written in them. I simply share … More 11 Articles about Platonic Life Partners and Mixed-Orientation Marriages

Why I Changed My Mind About Emotional Dependence (Part 2)

Part Two: Dependence in Culture, Scripture and Psychology The issue of dependence is a difficult one, especially because Christians often adopt the prevailing attitude of our Western culture – that independence is always the highest ideal we should aspire to. I’ve noticed that many Christians put a spiritual spin on it, saying we should never depend … More Why I Changed My Mind About Emotional Dependence (Part 2)

Why I Changed My Mind about Emotional Dependence (Part 1)

Part One: Co-dependency, Enmeshment and Attachment Style I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of “emotionally dependent” relationships lately, as my perspectives have significantly evolved and shifted in this area. It seems that in a lot of ex-gay literature and ministry, there is an emphasis on avoiding or getting out of emotionally dependent relationships. … More Why I Changed My Mind about Emotional Dependence (Part 1)

Patterns in Attraction: Developing Self-Awareness

Most of us have patterns in the kind of people we are attracted to. I know I do! All kinds of factors can come into play – personality, age, gender, status, ethnic background, etc. To some extent, this is healthy and natural. There are many wonderful and attractive qualities to be admired in others! There … More Patterns in Attraction: Developing Self-Awareness