A guy needs buddies!! Lucky is the man who can name his Best Friend – and he has even seen him in the past decade! Remember, perhaps, how childhood friends provided you so much happiness, companionship, and security. What happened as we aged? Pastor Paul has asked many men to name their friends and many began by naming his wife or girlfriend and then named more women. No man’s name was included!
Homophobia has done men no favors. Fear of being emotionally close to a buddy has kept us apart. Pastor Paul has hopes and made observations that great efforts in understanding gender and marriage equality has freed straight men to finally acknowledge their male friendships – and with each other. The dearth or fear of male friendships leaves was Pastor Paul has termed a starving “brother hunger.” Come, be fed.