Just between you and me.......

How did you feel the last time you and a friend disagreed about something? Did you withdraw or engage when that happened? It is easier to withdraw, honestly, and pull back. Lick your wounds, and protect yourself.

But that is not the way of true friendship. Choose engagement, if that friend thorough their character over time has shown to be trustworthy and safe.

"What did I say that offended?", "Help me understand...", use these types of "reach out" statements to show engagement in the friendship. And don't go defensive when you get a response that surprises you.

Reaching out to restore unity is godly. In the end, you may have to agree to disagree on that subject.  But hang on to that "safe person". They are gold in a dull and colorless world of empty attachments. Engage in what really matters!