Gen. says, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." This verse tells us that marriage involves the husband and wife severing ties of intimate relationships with parents to cleave to each other.
It involves coming together into a permanent bond of unity.
Each of these three relationships have two common characteristics, a commitment to the responsibilities of that particular kind of relationship and a genuine care and concern for the other person in a particular kind of relationship.
We are commanded in the Scriptures to show love to all believers, but we are not commanded to make all believers our friends.Of these three relationships, the Scriptures only speak of romantic attraction and desire being expressed in marriage.Song of Songs gives a beautiful picture of the feelings and expression of romantic desire and attraction.Friendship involves three foundational elements, commitment to fulfill the responsibility of a friend, care and concern for the welfare of your friend, and affection.The word "friend" means someone you like who also likes you.