When someone struggles with same-sex attractions, forming close friendships that honor God can be incredibly challenging. Women who struggle with same-sex attractions often have difficulty forming deep friendships without becoming emotionally enmeshed or eroticizing their relationships. “How close is too close?” may continually run through their minds as they are trying to navigate what healthy boundaries look like.
It may even seem impossible to have close female friendships that honor God. The fear of getting too close to another woman can cause women to avoid close friendships all together. The problem is this tends to exaggerate the intense desire to have a deep connection with someone. We are wired for connection, so when we avoid getting close to anyone (out of fear or regrets from the past), we starve ourselves of the connection we were designed by God to have. Continue reading