Should a Christian Try Online Dating and Other Insights Into the Single Life
Well, goodness knows that the ‘pray, wait, have faith, and attend a local church’ advice to get a spouse has not worked for myself or boatloads of Christian single women.
The article also addresses how singles should not put their lives on hold until they marry, and other things.
(Link): Should a Christian Try Online Dating and Other Insights Into the Single Life
- by J. Justice
- Thirty-six year-old (Link): Mandy Hale says she’s determined to live her best life now, even without the man the church always seems to think she needs.
- Throw her age in with the fact that she works from home and in the church there are “like 98 percent amazing, single women and 2 percent single guys,” Hale is taking a stand for singles.
- “I feel like singles—we fall through the cracks,” Hale says. “Once you get past a certain point, you have (ministries to) college age, singles, you know, young careers. But I’m 36 now, I don’t feel 36, it’s kind of like at certain age, stick out like a sore thumb.”
- …. Despite the influx of sermons, devotionals, small groups and teachings based on marriage, this doesn’t change the fact that more than (Link): 50 percent of adults are single, and many of those are in the church.
- Hale openly rejects the idea that life begins at marriage. Instead, she says she wants to show up for her life now. …
- And part of that trust may involve setting up an online dating profile.
- … Though some have considered choosing to date online as playing God, Hale says she’s beginning to reject that notion, as well.
- “I’m kind of starting to look at online dating in a different perspective,” Hale says. “The old adage, that Lord works in mysterious ways, whose to say He can’t bring love of life through a dating website?”
(Link): The Netherworld of Singleness for Some Singles – You Want Marriage But Don’t Want to Be Disrespected or Ignored for Being Single While You’re Single
(Link): Seven Reasons Why It’s Hard To Be Single In The Church by Sarah The Barge
(Link): Really, It’s Okay To Be Single – In order to protect marriage, we should be careful not to denigrate singleness – by Peter Chin
(Link): Singleness Is Not A Gift
(Link): The Myth of the Gift – Regarding Christian Teachings on Gift of Singleness and Gift of Celibacy
(Link): There is No Such Thing as a Gift of Singleness or Gift of Celibacy or A Calling To Either One
(Link): The Gift of Singleness – A Mistranslation and a Poorly Used Cliche’
(Link): Want To But Can’t – The One Christian Demographic Being Continually Ignored by Christians Re: Marriage
(Link): Never Married Christians Over Age 35 who are childless Are More Ignored Than Divorced or Infertile People or Single Parents
(Link): To Get Any Attention or Support from a Church These Days you Have To Be A Stripper, Prostitute, or Orphan (Many Churches Ignore Adult Singles)
(Link): Are Single Christians Marginalised By Their Own Church?
(Link): Are Single People the Lepers of Today’s Church? by Gina Dalfonzo
(Link): Lies The Church Tells Single Women (by Sue Bohlin)
(Link): A Critique Of, More Singles Commentary by Mark Driscoll (“Two Mistakes Singles Make”)
(Link): The Obligatory, “Oh, but if you’re single you can still benefit from my marriage sermon” line
(Link): Ministering to the Unmarried by Noel Cameron
(Link): Preachers and Christian Media Personalities: Re: Marriage – You’re missing the point stop trying to argue or shame singles into getting married
(Link): Five Things Single Women Hate to Hear
(Link): Stop telling single women they’re fabulous! by S. Eckel
(Link): The Irrelevancy To Single or Childless or Childfree Christian Women of Biblical Gender Complementarian Roles / Biblical Womanhood Teachings
(Link): Myths About Never Married Adults Over Age 40
(Link): Isn’t It Time the Church Gave Singles a Break? (editorial from another blog)
(Link): Single Adults – Why They Stay and Why They Stray From Church – Book Excerpts