I am one of those people who quickly stretch their hand out before the next person opens up their arms for a hug. When I do attempt to hug, people always complain that my 'hugs' are not really hugs. So here are the reasons why:
Firstly, hugs are just NOT my thing. I just think they are too mushy-washy, lovey-dovey #ROMANTIC for me. It's a lot awkward when I have to hug anyone whether male or female but with females I can at least compromise. Whereas with males who are very close to me i.e my brothers or uncles, the furthest I can go is a 'side-hug' (which isn't really a hug by definition).
Secondly, after learning that by creation, men are naturally aroused by sight and women by touch. Through God's grace, I decided I would dress modestly so as to avoid being the reason why my fellow brothers would fall (among other reasons) and also refrain from unnecessary physical contact especially with people of the opposite sex.
Thirdly and most importantly, the real deal behind this post. 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 says "...It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid FORNICATION, let every man have his OWN wife and let every woman have her own husband." From that text, my understanding is that the only male that is allowed to touch me is my husband and seeing that I don't have one YET, I am convicted to officially wave "HUGS" (to the opposite sex) a big GOODBYE!
Is the 21st century that much ahead/forward that a simple handshake is 'old-fashioned'?
Are our friendship bonds so strong or rather weak that we need to press our bodies together, sometimes very tightly, to show that we care for each other?
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