Thursday, April 2, 2009

The problem with being single...

I think more needs to be done to discuss being single. Many articles on Christians singleness end up saying something to the effect of: "You're single and not married, so you can't have sex. Deal with it!" Or variations on the theme: change the wording, and maybe you'll feel better.

Other articles focus on Paul's discussion in 1 Corinthians 7, that not being married is better than being married - that it is a gift that allows a person to focus on discipleship.

The first time you read or hear these kinds of things, okay, it gives pause for thought. The second time, maybe it reinforces some questions you have been meaning to ask yourself. After that - it starts getting old. But that isn't really representative of the fullness of being single and a disciple of Christ. Where does one go from here? Other there other paths that can be explored? Examples of people who are single?