Of course the journey of our mind regarding sex means that we hang out with those that tend to approve of our journey. There is peace in a unified mindset.
Great friends are there though to challenge us to grow and change, so there will always be times of friction; however, we should recognize that this friction can be good.
Friends who have known us longer than our new-found romantic interest can recognize when a relationship or an event is harmful to us. Friends can warn us when we are about to enter into something dangerous—such as a relationship that could compromise our standards.
Great friends know our hopes and our dreams and will honestly speak their minds in defense of those things.
Surround yourself with others that support your commitment to doing your relationships well. This limits the temptations and opportunities that could lead us to stepping out of bounds.