It shouldn't surprise us that our friends have handled this pretty drastic change with such grace since they are people we love, and would have to be at least loving, well-meaning people for us to spend time with them. But it's questioning a very deeply ingrained social norm, and we have several friends who are very wait-until-marriage, sing-in-the-church-choir Christian. I'm probably just not giving them enough credit.
Don't try to tell me who you are; tell me who you love.
The beauty of life is, while we cannot undo what is done, we can see it, understand it, learn from it and change. So that every new moment is spent not in regret, guilt, fear or anger, but in wisdom, understanding and love.
-- Jennifer Edwards