We all know Paul’s words: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28, NASB). In the fuller context (Gal. 3:26–29), the apostle describes our new primary identity after we experience baptism and become sons and daughters of God. . .
While studying for a master’s degree, I took a class designed to teach those in ministry how to grow in personal spirituality. One assignment was to choose a prayer partner and then pray regularly together. God led Ben and me to choose each other, and we prayed together during those few weeks. After the intensive ended, we continued to pray via telephone. We developed a deep friendship that persists today—14 years later. This relationship brings great joy and happiness to our lives. . .