I ran into one of Andy's room old fraternity mates at Wild Waters and Andy and I ended up having dinner with him and his wife as his wife has just had their 2nd son. We have kept in touch over the years and enjoy each other's company randomly. I find it easy to catch up with them as does hubby.
They both aren't Christians, but that doesn't make a difference to Andy and I. We still mention how going to church is part of our week and make references to how Christ makes a difference in our week. It's not weird or uncomfortable. It made me think though, sometimes it's easier to relate to non-believers rather then believers for me. and I was introspecting why. I love hanging out with my Christ-follower friends and enjoy the depth of conversation and being able to share with them life challenges.
When you switch groups of people, it's amazing how there is a natural tendency for one to notice differences between the two. It seems, as a whole, being with Christians, one can attach expectations and manners of conduct that shouldn't be put on a person just because of the Christian association even though the manners of conduct are usually religious rules that don't have an actual Biblical base. I'm not referring to moral behaviors but just general social behavior.
Hope this makes sense to anyone