Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God. 17 Where you die I will die, and there I will be buried. May the LORD deal with me, be it ever so severely, if even death separates you and me.
-Ruth 1:16 – 17
There an urban ritual in existence that has young girls cutting their fingers, rubbing the bloody wounds together and declaring each other ‘blood sisters.’
According to Urban Dictionary, blood sisters are “two or more women not related by birth who have sworn loyalty and friendship to each other. This is usually done in a ceremony, known as a blood oath, where the blood from small cut is mixed and [sometimes] drunk. Much more than just a Best Friend, [b]lood Sister is your hetero life mate in a non-homosexual way.
Blood Sisters share anything and everything; they have no secrets from each other. She is number one in your life, despite significant others and family. … she IS your family. A [b]lood Sister is your other half.”
I’ve since discovered that there are blood sisters who for the most part are law-abiding suburbanites next door, while other ceremonies involve more gore and are straight from the occult.
This phenomenon demonstrates that women and girls love bonding. I’m thankful that God wired women’s brains to be more adept at communication and people skills, and to know from experience that the friendship of a female is a gift. Girls are loyal and true. If a woman loves you, there’s almost nothing she won’t do for you.
Women have tons of empathy. Men aren’t as quick to pick up on emotions, especially women’s emotions. Though the commonly held belief that their menstrual periods sync together isn’t supported by any reliable scientific evidence, they’re more affected by each other than men are by fellow testosterone bearers. Ladies place a premium on relationships, which is why breakups hurt them more, as Mariah Carey testifies:
Oh, what I wouldn’t give
To have you lying by my side
Right here, cause baby
(We belong together)
When you left I lost a part of me
It’s still so hard to believe
Come back baby, please
‘Cause we belong together
God created women to better see the big picture. That’s why they have a holistic perspective on sex, rarely extracting it from the comprehensive romance package it comes in. Therefore, it’s exceedingly difficult to find women who are single-mindedly sexually obsessed apart from a relationship. But unlike other bedroom activities, CN involves sharing, caring, bonding and nurturing, four areas in which females naturally excel. Thus, this is the only erotic activity I’m aware of that women single out and sometimes even obsess over. It makes perfect sense that such beautiful, empathetic nurturers would want this unique way of bonding. One woman said “I don’t know where I end and you begin” and another “all her thoughts and secrets flow into him along with her milk”, and I paraphrase yet another “our spirits and souls blend together.”
Humans are made for covenant community. It’s evident when one considers the worldwide prevalence of gangs, organized crime families, hate groups, cults, underground societies, fraternities and sororities, professional organizations, sports teams fan groups/hooligans, nationalistic/patriotic groups, religious sects, and even church denominations. So it’s completely understandable that some young women want to be part of something bigger than themselves.
However, these ‘blood sisters’, young and old, instead ought to realize their connection through the Blood incorruptible. Blood that bears no resemblance to any cultish rituals and can’t be tainted by HIV/STDs, Hepatitis, or critically, sin.