We describe members of that incomprehensible other gender as “the opposite sex” for good reason. It’s funny how that works out in church events. Witness recent events for the two.
Bob Ruthazer and his Men’s Ministry partners staged a marvelous men’s event Sunday evening. The pieces were: a 20 minute hot dog and chip dinner served on paper plates, followed by a trip to a place by the raceway where we played laser tag and raced go carts. We had a blast. (At this point you women can say, “Really?”)
Last month the women had a Christmas brunch. Their tables were exquisitely set with all manner of matching Christmas themed plates, cups, and napkins. They had a spread of sweet breads, quiches, dainties, and several kinds of hot drinks, all presented with a style fitting for high tea at the Jefferson Hotel. Then they had a program on how Mary pondered on the events of Christmas. They clearly had a wonderful time. (At this point you men can say, “Really?”)
All of you who plan men’s and women’s events take note: this is how it works. Just try and break these patterns and see how far you get.
And keep saying it guys and gals: “Not better; just different,” even if you don’t believe it!