Christian dating and physical intimacy
‘I’m huggy with female friends but I have qualms about the “touchy feely” culture of some churches,’ shared one lady.
Until next time, friends, I send each and every one of you a warm hug!
There’s no shame in telling friends and family that you’re suffering emotionally because of a lack of physical touch.
Friends may be delighted if you start initiating hugs when you say hello and goodbye, and most people appreciate a friendly hand on the arm or pat on the shoulder when it’s appropriate.
But if your church is more formal, is it possible to cultivate a more cuddly culture? Maybe not, but that doesn’t mean you should settle for a lack of friendly touch.
However, it will be up to you to start changing the situation, as other people are probably unaware of your plight.