When it comes to a new car, a test drive is a wise idea. If you're thinking about investing four years and a wad of Benjamins into a college, it's a good idea to spend some time on campus first. But what about marriage? Is it a good idea to enjoy a free trial without the commitment of a permanent arrangement?
Singles make up a huge part of American society. We all have been—and may again be—single. According to the 2012 census, over forty-four percent of all U.S. residents ages eighteen and older are unmarried. With that in mind, here are nine tips for single Christians from nine different authors.
As a single woman do you expect to be included on the guest lists of others or do you choose to extend hospitality? Romans 12:13 says believers are to practice hospitality—literally, they are to "pursue the love of strangers"—not simply offer hospitality to their friends.
As a Christian woman, trained as a Home Economist, I never expected to be single past my mid-twenties. However, the Lord had a much different plan for me and has gently matured my attitude toward singleness, as well as the purpose of marriage.
Singles make up a huge part of American society. We all have been—and may again be—single. According to the 2012 census, over fourty-four percent of all US residents ages eighteen and older are unmarried. With that in mind, here are nine tips for single Christians from nine different authors.
Yesterday, I went on record to say that I do not believe in pursuing guys (was that a gasp I heard?). Yes, you might want to sit down for this. Today, I’m giving you the final four reasons I have given God control of my love life.
The evening passed remarkably fast, leaving fond memories and dirty
dishes. As we cleaned up, we agreed this was one of our best Valentine’s
Days. By turning our attention from ourselves, we became vessels to
demonstrate the love of God in a practical way to others. There was
nothing particularly heroic about this event. We didn’t solve the
problems of the world. We simply gave away a small amount of time and
material resources to surprise and delight others.
Some women are so needy for attention and affirmation that they cling to men like plastic wrap to a piece of raw meat. But women who try to quench their neediness through relationships with men are usually left feeling parched and dry.
This morning I've been contemplating another aspect of Jesus' adult life that I don't often hear mentioned—the fact that He remained single. Through all the challenges of work and ministry, through all His testings and trials, He never knew the comfort, encouragement, and support that a mate might have provided.
"Mr. Right When You Need Him" promises to be a woman's consistent supporter in an inconsistent world, her number-one protector, and her first and foremost fan. And that is the desire of a woman's heart, isn't it?