My oldest friends from New Zealand, Dave and Julie met at university when they shared student accommodation.They got on really well as friends and one night they decided to play a prank on a friend they had staying for the weekend.What is the difference between relationships born from friendships and other relationships? On the positive side friends often already have similar values, shared interests and similar attitudes.In the case of my friends they were both accountants and careful with money.If you sometimes have memories that pop up out of the blue about someone you dated decades ago—maybe a high-school crush or your first love from your college days—you have plenty of company.Being hit with that random blast from the past also may make you wonder what would happen if you had a chance to reconnect with that person now, especially if you’re among the growing number of middle-aged and older Americans who are divorced, widowed, or otherwise single.Sixty-one percent of self-identified Christian singles who answered a recent Christian Mingle survey said they are willing to have casual sex without being in love, while only 11 percent said they are waiting to have sex until they are married.In an interview with The Christian Post, two Christian Millennials share their diverse stories on faith, sex and marriage, and explain why many singles are battling against the "purity culture" of their youth.
In fact, that’s exactly what sparked such a reunion for one suburban Chicago woman when she least expected it—at the age of 83.
But despite this realization, after Lindsey moved to New York, she did not abide by this new sexual ethic.
Instead, she entered and exited relationships frequently, often sleeping with the men she was dating."Even though I knew it was wrong, I continued to have sex outside of marriage," Lindsey told The Christian Post. Because when you're single you don't want to be lonely.""I was the girl that broke up with one boyfriend and had another one on speed-dial—that afternoon I'd already be going out with somebody else.
When Heather Lindsey moved to New York City in 2004 at the age of 22, the Michigan native both attended church regularly and considered herself a Christian.
While Lindsey grew up in the church, she said it rarely emphasized reading the Bible or one's relationship with God.
As an adolescent, her mother's only sex-ed advice was to use birth control when she became sexually active.