Debating Opposite Sex Friendships

If you have a best friend of the opposite gender they should be your significant other, according to research. One of our friends says that’s not a hard and fast rule. She says if the man dating the woman with a guy friend is secure in who he is and if he’s a strong Christian man and he knows who he is in God then he’s not going to feel threatened if it is truly JUST a friendship. He’s going to be able to recognize there’s nothing to worry about. She believes if the friendship was established before the relationship, you shouldn’t have to drop your friend. But a friendship between a man and a woman should not start after a person is already in a relationship with another person. She feels like that is asking for trouble.