Where will you be my darling? Where will you be when the dark is rising?
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Lol. I had a very interesting prayer meeting on Tuesday.
After the usual songs and prayers, Pastor Kevin decided to try something new after a short sermon. First, he asked the right half of the church to turn their chairs towards the left, and asked the left to do the same to the right. Then he asked all the females to go to the right and all the males to go to the left. You just know something's going to be interesting when you see this kinda setting. Lol.
Then Pastor Kevin asked us to get into groups of 5 or so and the guys needed to discuss what were major female turn-offs. And the ladies needed to discuss the rude things guys did. Now you definitely now there's going to be conflict. After a period of discussion with my group, we decided that ladies saying "Guys are all the same" was quite a turn off. After a while Pastor asked anybody to stand up and start it off. And guess what? I started the war! HAHAHA. The moment Pastor Kevin asked somebody to start the ball rolling I stood up immediately and was passed a microphone. And before I could speak he asked me not to swear -.-. Lmao. Do I look like the kind of guy who swears? Uhh... based on the responses I got in Facebook. I guess yeah, I do. I said out loud what my group decided on was a turn off, and I got a roaring ovation from the guys. HAHA! Woots! The ladies came back with another response, and it was a back and forth kinda thing till each side had a list of 10 turn offs/rude things.
I can't quite remember all of them, but here's a few turn offs I remember: Saying all guys are the same, nagging, not giving us guys nights out, not giving us alone time, hairy female armpits, over sensitive and a few others. And of course, the things that girls considered rude: Guys farting, burping and scratching their stomachs in front of them, not listening, not sensitive enough and a few others. There was quite a lot of tension in the hall! Lol... later we were told to discuss the things that were ladylike and attractive to guys, and gentlemanly things to girls. Obviously it was a much more relaxed time to hear the things that we liked from the other side.
Then Pastor Kevin shared the lesson of this little exercise. In friendships and especially relationships, there will be conflicts and things we don't like about each other, but we should always focus on the good and positive sides, while improving the negatives over time, without ignoring them. Wow. Deep. And a very fun prayer meeting too!