The lack of Christian accountability and deep relationships hinder character development. Too often our relationships remain on a surface level. How many Christians have a friend with whom they feel comfortable to share their deepest struggles?
Many believers meet in small groups on a regular basis. But these groups, composed of both men and women, usually remain in one group during the entire study. As a result, the level of sharing is limited. Men will not open up with women in the room and vice versa.
Christian relationships must be cultivated to enhance trust in relationships
Open and honest relationships
will not just happen. They must be cultivated. I wish more groups would spend part of their Bible study with the men in one room and the women in another. I am suggesting that each week you schedule your time to be partly integrated and partly segregated. Try it once! You'll be surprised at what is shared once the men and women come together in gender specific groups.