The In-Crowd

Sharon Friendships, Girl Stuff 2 Comments

Cliques. This is a word that instantly generates feelings of annoyance and disdain. We all knew those girls in high school, that group in college, maybe even some people at your church right now. Few things feel worse than being excluded from those tightly-knit groups who so ably highlight our inadequacies. And that is why we hate them. I still …

Girl on Girl Action

Sharon Friendships, Girl Stuff, Gossip 0 Comments

(Sorry to disappoint some of you, but the title is referring to something other than what you might be thinking…) One of my all time favorite movies is the teen comedy/satire Mean Girls. Although the movie has its share of crude language and humor, I love watching it because it portrays the destructive power of female cattiness so perfectly. It …

Against Christian Sororities

Sharon Discipleship, Friendships, Ministry 2 Comments

(I’m taking a brief break from my “Mark of the Church” series to write about something that has been on my mind lately…) Don’t worry, what follows is not a scathing diatribe about the evils of Christian sororities. Christian sororities are just fine. Instead, the title of this post is an analogy for what, I believe, our fellowships and churches …