In their first article at Visionary Daughters, the sisters share their thoughts on treating one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Standards and rules of decorum should be regarded. The trouble is, they don’t ultimately fix the problems. Only treating the attitudes of our hearts – cultivating agape love, wisdom, thoughtfulness, and the perception and intuition to discern the need of the moment – will help us act like the sisters in Christ we should be.In a subsequent post, they answer a 14-year-old's question about whether friendships between boys and girls should be different from those between girls.
Try to act like a sister, not a prospect. Don’t be obsessed with your own eligibility, or theirs either, for that matter. Selfless, honest interaction with young men has the potential to edify, stimulate, educate, inspire and encourage both parties.
The danger here isn’t just boy-girl relationships. It’s fool-fool relationships. There is this danger in friendships between girls, too. Yet age shouldn’t really be the basis of “discrimination” either, any more than gender. The issue is spiritual maturity.Finally, they address the topic of whether guys and girls can be "just friends" without emotional entanglement.
In my opinion, each of these posts presents a lot of wisdom. They are worth reading in full.
Few of us have ever seen friendships between young men and women conducted in an entirely pure and honorable way.
We believe the problem is not with friendship, but with sin. Sadly, sin and selfishness are what drive most the relationships of today’s youth.