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After watching, please see my additional thoughts below. Thanks so much to my dear friend Erin for letting me put her on the spot like that. Wise words she speaks, so listen up!
As you can see, my friend Erin and I answered this video right as we were needing to leave for the airport. Later as I kept mulling it over and even discussing it with my father, I thought of something I have noticed in myself and others as we make observations of the “other gender.”
Women: It’s common to hear bold claims that men are fickle and rarely pursue relationships. Could it be because the men we want to pursue us don’t…resulting in us making those blanket statements? We forget about the guy who showed interest but we brushed it off saying, “oh, we’re just friends.” Or we try to forget the awkward guy who actually had enough guts to ask us out, but we quickly discounted it and then found ways to dodge him.
Sure, I know there are seasons where it feels like there are absolutely no men that have any interest in us…what-so-ever…but that doesn’t mean that we can say all men are fickle all the time. We too can be unhappy, fickle and neglect to say “yes” to someone who shows interest but isn’t THE person we wanted to show interest.
Men & Women: As Christians I think we need to be on the forefront of changing how we speak about God’s good creation. It’s ok to make observations and notice trends so that we can make a change, but ultimately we are only responsible for being obedient to the freeing guidance of how God calls us as individuals to live. After we appreciate the grace He has for us and our weaknesses, I believe we will have much more grace and a desire to understand this “other gender” (or simply other people) that can baffle us!
What are your thoughts? What are some things you appreciate about the opposite gender?
Love and Respect (Now) is a division of Love and Respect. Please be considerate.