How should a pastor shepherd the single sheep in his flock well without trying to force marriage upon them, make them feel like second-class citizens, or treat them like charity cases?
All theological education exists to build up the church, equip the church, adorn the church, love the church – it is for the church.
While singleness may, at times, be a function of cultural shifts and an extended adolescence among some adults, no single person remains single outside of the sovereignty—and goodness—of God.
Marriage is not sufficient for life and godliness. Jesus is.
When I am tempted to bemoan gifts I feel the Lord has withheld, the Godhood of each person of the Trinity helps me to see God’s gifts correctly.
To set the goal of marriage, to see it as the ultimate prize and pinnacle of life, is destructive to a woman’s heart.
Many single Christian men in our churches bemoan the fact that they desire to be married, but can’t seem to find a wife. Perhaps the problem is that their “market” is too narrowly defined.
Be refreshingly honest, pour out your heart to a kind God, build a spiritual family, and live a full-throttle life.
Practically speaking, how can the church aim for the total up-building of the body for Christ’s glory and the spiritual growth of each individual saint, rather than treating singles like they're a problem to be solved?
Singleness might be a waiting season, but it doesn’t need to be a wasted season.