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Cross-gender friendships in the example of Jesus

Mary E. Klassen

February 4, 2014

Guest writer Rachel Miller Jacobs, assistant professor of congregational formation, proposes that men and women can have healthy, non-romantic friendships, and she goes on to suggest some specific things friends of opposite genders will do as they pursue friendships in the example of Jesus.

Her post on the Practicing Reconciliation, Cross-gender friendships in the example of Jesus, blog begins to answer questions Rachel herself posed:
What would a positive theology of friendship between women and men entail? How do we make space for friendships between persons who deeply respect each other and communities where we so genuinely love each other as beloved children of God that we wouldn't think of crossing boundaries?