Tuesday, November 29, 2005
That wild woman Ruth!
I was talking with a good friend of mine that I hadn't seen in a while, Eli Kettlim. I was telling him that I'm not sure exactly what it looks like for me to be available to be pursued by a man. I told him how I was processing through what was Biblical as as single woman and what is just American Christian cultural standards I try to follow. He said, "Yeah, like Ruth, she was a wild woman! She laid at some guys feet. I guarantee if you laid at someone's feet you'd get a response." I said, "I want to be risky and wild like that, in a culturally appropriate way." His response was, "I'm not sure what I would do with someone that wild." Well, what do Christian men want, do they even know ??? Do they want a woman like Ruth (who only laid at Boaz's feet with guidance from a wise woman) or not? The mystery continues. What does availability really look like for me ? Maybe nothing needs to change. I'm thankful for friends like Eli, that will engage in conversations like this with me.