Thursday, 21 January 2016


'The church is one of the few remaining social spaces where people can come together with the express intention of forming loving friendships without the constant pressure of sexual connection. As Christian ministers, we can play an influential role within this dynamic by encouraging genuine communities of friendship in practice. Part of our task is to ask whether we are promoting social spaces and ministry contexts in which people's fundamental needs for relational intimacy are being met, as well as opportunities for people to express their affective (social) sexuality in line with its divine purpose.' 
Jonathan Grant, Divine Sex, p.234.