Having watched the movie Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, I started to think about my own friends.
I know that in the United States and maybe among the more liberated group, the phrase “friends with benefits” is like a status. This means that friends sleep together and with each other without romantic involvement. But of course, we all know that this will not be the case forever because somehow, more often than not, one or both of the friends eventually end up falling in love. And well, needless to say, it complicates things.
Anyway, as for my friends with benefits? I just want to say that having friends just has all the benefits to us, emotionally, mentally, physically–but for us, of course it is not sexually. When I say physically, I mean friends helping friends in time of need, such as needing a helping hand, a shoulder to cry on, or some stuffing to the empty pocket. We also provide prayer support.
Of course, having friends has its benefits, it just depends on what kind of benefits you are looking for.
Note: We also watched a movie with a similar plot, No Strings Attached, starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher.