Brothers

David and Jonathan were bros. I don’t mean they liked the same football team, or that they graduated from the same college. These guys were brothers. They protected one another’s lives, they are loyal to one another. Brothers look out for one another, and brothers are willing to lay down their lives for one another.

It’s been said that many men have a difficult time building strong, David and Jonathan-type relationships with other guys. Why do you think this is? What fruit does this reality bear in church and society? What differences are there between male-male and female-female spiritual friendships?…and the lack of them?

Dr. Tim Spivey is Lead Planter of New Vintage Church in San Diego, California. He is the author of numerous articles and one book, "Jesus: The Powerful Servant." A sought after speaker for events, Tim also serves as Adjunct Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University. Tim serves as a church consultant, and his writings are featured on ChurchLeaders.com, Church Executive magazine, Faith Village, Sermon Central, and Giving Rocket.

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  1. Agreed… the question is…does the husband need to overcome his fear of touchy-feeliness, or do groups need to take men into account a bit more?

  2. It’s certainly not the only effect, but men’s inability to form good relationships is a factor in why some families don’t join small groups–the husband isn’t comfortable in what he perceives to be a “touchy-feely” environment.