“But with this change has also come a loss of male friendship—something which men everywhere will readily admit. Keeping close male friendships just seems hard. It is. Intimacy makes a bond, but we no longer have access to male intimacy because it seems sexual. We avoid it. We do not have strong bonds.”
Even though this article seems specific to a church/ministry organization, I have struggled with this at work. Especially when I am in the office alone, working through lunch, and a female co-worker decides to eat her lunch at work and wants to talk. There is a fine line between being professional and alienation.
It’s important—especially as seemingly more and more Christian leaders are caught in a scandal—to make sure the right boundaries are in place to protect your marriage, your ministry, and your soul.
But in doing so, it’s easy to put up so many boundaries you alienate yourself or stifle the giftedness and friendship of the opposite gender.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” – Genesis 1:27
The anticipation of actually playing/ entering the game world for the first time is killing you. All that stands in your way is the character creation screen. Do you settle for the default avatar or do you choose to add a bit of personal flourish?
- Eye Color
- Hair Style
- Armpit Hair Length, etc.
Depending on your preferences, this process could go on for quite sometime. Finally satisfied though, you confirm your creation and embark upon the latest adventure.
When you look in the mirror, what do you see?
Do you see someone made in the very image of God?