I am just discovering the world of (Christian) blogging. Amazing.
I noticed a theme that appeared a few months ago. Apparently the Youth Group of a German Church decided to make an "Erotic Bible Calendar" as a money raising project.
There was quite an uproar about it - the German church is now certainly totally apostate, and if we don't watch out we will go the same way!
I'm actually getting really tired of the way much of American Christianity points the finger at Europe and uses fear to try to keep the North American Church on track. Talk about biased media. (But that's a topic for another blog.)
But it also made me think of something else.
My relationships with women used to be mostly "circle the wagons" relationships. I was always afraid to go to far emotionally or physically. It made me withdrawn and distant.
The last years I have tried to let grace drive my relationships with women. I have determined that, if I am going to sin, I will sin boldly. My laboratory has been my work environment at the Social Services Department of Amsterdam.
It has been wonderfully freeing and healthy. I have learned to enjoy being around women and letting my guard down.
And I have never gone too far in any way.
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