Unclear on What Constitutes Sexual Harassment
More than half of respondents to a Sky Data poll say they are unsure where the line is between flirting and sexual harassment.
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What constitutes sexual harassment?
I leave such definitions to those who refuse a holy God because there is a better way than defining sexual harassment. It is called walking in purity with constant respect towards women by the power of God.
Take sex as the top concern out of any and every relationship then there would be no sexual harassment.
What! you say, not possible.
Oh contraire my friend, it is possible with those who surrender to a holy God.
Put another way, treat women with the utmost in respect with purity at all times and sexual harassment as an issue disappears. Structure one’s life, behaviors, speech and self-discipline around the guiding principle that women are to be treated with “absolute purity” and we are way past the need for a definition of what constitutes sexual harassment.
Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity. (1 Timothy 5:1-2)
Before King County Prosecutors, of Washington State, in that great bastion of corruption, the city known as Seattle, scuttled Sound Doctrine Church through a state empowered hate crime, this is what was preached, lived and demanded.
Indeed, as unbelievable as it might seem the Christian men made it their ambition for women to feel safe ~ to be safe.
“Love always protects” therefore energies were guided toward protecting women at every level with great intensity.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. (1 Corinthians 13:7)
Put another way, have friends, men whose goal is to treat women as sisters and they will protect women from any type of crude behavior.
You know, that old saying that a brother, or brothers, will protect their sister – so – associate with men seeking to treat all women as sisters and the odds of sexual harassment taking place are almost a mute point.
Note well in the Song of Songs text below that brothers protect both the strong-walled woman who thinks she can take care of herself and the woman who is too much of an open door.
Either way, for any man to get to their sister they have to go through that protection wall of her brothers. Such was Sound Doctrine Church, period.
We have a young sister, and her breasts are not yet grown. What shall we do for our sister for the day she is spoken for? If she is a wall, we will build towers of silver on her. If she is a door, we will enclose her with panels of cedar. (Song of Solomon 8:8-9)
The increase in crude behaviors toward women, feminists, prosecutors, courts, Hollywood, indeed all of society have only themselves to blame.
Finally, this short post which cannot possibly perform due-justice to the issue, some might ask, Well, then how do couples become couples?
Good question, but kinda silly really when you think about it.
Couples always find a way to become couples whether God brings them directly together or they date in a pure fashion. For those following Jesus, it is easy to see the cross, denying self and following the Holy Spirit even in the mist of godly marriage passions and intimacy let alone in becoming a couple.
Song of Songs, which is God’s way of communicating that passion and intimacy are part of His design for men and women, notice there is still the edge of purity by referring to a bride as “sister.”
You have stolen my heart, my sister, my bride; you have stolen my heart with one glance of your eyes, with one jewel of your necklace. How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride!
How much more pleasing is your love than wine and the fragrance of your perfume than any spice!
Your lips drop sweetness as the honeycomb, my bride; milk and honey are under your tongue. The fragrance of your garments is like that of Lebanon. You are a garden locked up, my sister, my bride; you are a spring enclosed, a sealed fountain. (Song of Solomon 4:9-12)
Those who know their wife as sister and lover are blessed with a passionate friend.
Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun- all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 9:9)
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