over, under, beside

kathyescobar equality, ex good christian women, friendship, healing, incarnational, leadership, spiritual formation 6 Comments

“there is always warfare in our hearts; there is always the struggle between pride and humility, hatred and love, forgiveness and the refusal to forgive, truth and the concealment of truth, openness and closedness.  each one of us is walking in that passage towards liberation, growing on the journey towards wholeness and healing…” – jean vanier thanks for the great comments on dan brennan’s interview about cross-gender friendships.  one reader commented on facebook “i have no idea why this is still so controversial”.  i think that …

cross-gender friendships

kathyescobar crazy making, dreams, equality, friendship, healing, incarnational, relationships, spiritual formation 37 Comments

if you’ve been reading here for a while you know i am extremely passionate about cross-gender friendships and men and women learning how to be with each other, side by side, as friends– leading, loving, learning, growing, giving, practicing, sharing, connecting as equals.  we have terrible models for this, not only “in the church” but also in wider society.  sexualization & fear & power issues have really kept men and women from loving each other as friends.  we perpetuate the divide by keeping men in men’s …