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Society says we are merely sexual beings and should embrace this, and in the church we use this same view as an excuse to distrust and avoid each other! We shy away from healthy friendship, and even our siblingship in Christ, in the name of purity and reputation . . . but is this what we are called to do?
Aimee Byrd reminds us that the way to stand against culture is not by allowing it to drive us apart—it is by seeking the brother-and-sister closeness we are privileged to have as Christians. Here is a plan for true, godly friendship between the sexes that embraces the family we truly are in Christ and serves as the exact witness the watching world needs.
"If we will be siblings in the kingdom, it’s time we accepted our future for the sake of our present. This is the best book I have seen on this subject." —Scot McKnight, Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament, Northern Seminary, Lisle, Illinois
"I can’t think of a more countercultural message . . . than a church marked by men and women who trade the fear of adulteryfor the freedom of appropriate sibling friendships. . . . Aimee shows us this better way." —Jen Wilkin, Bible Teacher; Author of Women of the Word and None like Him
"Aimee Byrd’s plea for a recovery of [coed] friendships in the church . . . is timely. A provocative but irenic breath of fresh air on a contentious topic. . . . Highly recommended." —Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College