Some of my thoughts on how attunement compels us to reframe the nearness of God in spiritual friendships between men and women. The female-male dyad within psychotherapy has profoundly altered the way we see nearness between men and women in romantic relationships and friendship.
Why should Christian men and women have a passionate interest in the practice of attunement in dyadic nearness? If we define dyadic nearness between a man and a woman to include incidents where a man and a woman are in close proximity to one another with no one else immediately present, we see it covers myriads upon myriads of instances that happen in the everyday life of contemporary America.
What kind of relationship is there between a man and woman when no one else is around? This is the gift and beauty of therapeutic intimacy to the world—and to Christianity. As Christians are we able to see the nearness of God in attunement between men and women?