Tag Friendship

Marriage Vows: Should We Forsake All Others?

“Will you love, comfort, honour and keep her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others be faithful to her so long as you both live?” These are some...

A Eulogy To Friendship

In April the song Forgive Me Friend by Smith & Thell went viral. Listening to the lyrics brought an old post to mind. That post was about the inevitability that...

Mixed-Sex Friendships: Tackling The Charge Of Perceptions

Many years ago I wrote an article advocating for mixed-sex friendships between Christians—that is, intimate and spiritual friendship between men and women. At the same time another article, from a...

The Necessity of Mixed-Sex Friendships for Christian Faith

Two weeks ago I wrote a post exploring the implied conflict between friendship and marriage in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord Of The Rings. I argued that towards the...

Tolkien: Friendship Versus Marriage

Years ago my wife and I caught the end of Peter Jackson’s The Lord Of The Rings. As the stirring scenes full of teary-eyed farewells played out, my wife turned...

Fridays with Fred: Friendship

Over the years at Rekindle I have written about friendship, particularly: (i) Christian friendship; (ii) obstacles to friendship; and (iii) the supposed dangers of mixed-sex friendships. Therefore, I was delighted...

Can I be Friends with Girls?

Let me start this post with two short anecdotes. Firstly, a couple of years ago I was rebuked by an older Christian man in my church after he saw me...

6 Obstacles to Friendship

Friendship is a wonderful gift from God. Over the years I have gratefully enjoyed its fruits, though not without effort and commitment. On occasion I have been asked to teach...

Friendship

Friendship has been cheapened. Though we have seen no drastic shift in our lifetime I am convinced that we find ourselves in a generally negative trend with regards to friendship....

Reflection on Bible College: Christian Disneyland

I recall one of the first phone conversations I had after arriving at Bible College. Shiny shoes and starry eyes, I remember telling my mom not to worry that I...

Reflection: Heaven and Friendship

A thought came to me the other day. Large portions of our lives are spent enmeshed with the transient. So much of this life is fading away, receding from view,...