The Bible tells us that “the wages of sin is death.” That sounds pretty dangerous to me. One of the prevailing sins in our culture (and throughout the ages from what I can tell) is the way men deal with and relate to women. It’s horrible how many pastors and ministry leaders end up destorying their families and churches through what they do – even if it’s “only once.”
James McDonald, pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel, has written about the “fences” he’s put up to protect himself (and thus his wife, family and church) from sin in this area. His fences are pretty close to what I try to do. His practice is well worth considering by all men in ministry – even all Christian men.
What about Christian women? I’m not sure what precautions they take. If anyone has some insight in this area, please add some comments.