Anthony Bradley has a series going on about how he and others consider accountability groups to be "lame"; ineffective at best, legalistic and distracting from Christ at worst. One the one hand, I agree, but on the other, I must remember that it's easy to say what's wrong with Baptists like myself. Fixing the problem, on the other hand, involves a little bit more work. :^)
So here's a stab at it, and emphatically from a Baptist perspective. If you want to get to know a man, learn what's on his heart, and encourage him in Christ, you've got to sit down and eat with him, preferably something nice and fattening.
Other possibilities include working with him, or possibly playing golf or shooting skeet. The fact remains, though, that the radical feminists are wrong; the best way to a man's heart is not by going between his 7th and 8th ribs with a well-sharpened K-bar, but rather through his stomach with some fries or barbeque. Give it a try and encourage your brother.
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