This was supposed to go on Day 14, but it didn’t so here it is now.
Some of us have grown up in churches where the guys just didn’t talk to girls and girls didn’t talk to guys. Blech…
It seems as if there’s some sort of unstated rule that all conversations must be awkward and not be very edifying.
Why? I sometimes find that the best conversations can be had with girls. Sure, the relationship is going to be a different one then you have with your guy friends. Of course you’re going to need to be more careful with these relationships. You don’t want it to become unedifying. You want to stay away from attaching your hearts to one another.
In the end it’s because we’re not treating each other as brothers and sisters in Christ.
1 Timothy 5:1-2 Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren; The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity.
Are our hearts pure? Are our actions Godly? Are we loving one another in Christ?
I sometimes wonder if this has a lot to do with boys and girls not getting married. Is it because we’ve created this awkward arena that we aren’t able to communicate in? Is it because we can’t be friends without thinking of another person as “marriage material?”
I don’t know.
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