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With all the sexual abuse and scandals that we’ve seen in the church, we can’t help but wonder what relationships should even look like for Christians.
We all know that the church should be safe, and that Christians should be different. But we don’t often see that.
Bronwyn Lea joins us to discuss how Scripture describes Christian relationships.
Bronwyn challenges us to de-sexualize male and female relationships. She also challenges us to consider that men and women can have close relationships, even if they’re not married or related by blood.
Bronwyn walks us through different metaphors of Christian identity in Scripture. And she shows how the church as a family is not a metaphor but a reality that continues into eternity.
Some of the Episode Questions:
What are some instances of abuse in the church that have impacted you?
What is biblical sexuality and biblical relationships?
Is the perspective of church-as-family a realistic way to live?
What does it look like for us to start living as a family here and now?
What boundaries should Christians and the church have around relationships?
How can we be an example of genuine relationship to the world while still being safe and wise?
Can men and women who are not married have a close relationship?
Who is Bronwyn Lea?
Bronwyn Lea has been active for twenty years in vocational ministry to serve, encourage, teach, and mobilize Christians of all ages. A graduate of law school and seminary, she ministers in her local church and also heads up Propel Sophia, the Christian living wisdom resource for Propel Women. Bronwyn is mom to three school-aged kids, who keep her somewhere between hilarious laughter and desperate prayer on any given day. She and her fellow South African husband live in Northern California, where they count the men and women in their church as both friends and family.
Check out Bronwyn’s writings at: https://bronlea.com/