Supporting Singles and How Churches Can Help Singles Get Married – Lessons from Match-Making by B. Lea
A caveat here: there are some singles who are happy being single and do NOT want church friends fixing them up with other singles.
Yet other singles do want to be married, but they’d rather not church friends or other Christians fix them up.
The bottom line is, before you try to play match-maker for a single adult you know, ask them for their permission first! They may say yes, but they may say, “no thank you.”
Many Christians – especially married ones (and they usually married in their 20s) are very hesitant to help their single friends get married, especially not in a church setting; they erroneously believe it would be turning church into a “meat market.” I guess they’d rather Christian singles try to meet other singles in bars or night clubs – but given how many pedophiles and creeps frequent churches, maybe that wouldn’t be a bad idea.
At any rate, getting married generally does involve human effort, but most Christians act as though God will just magically make a spouse appear at a single woman’s doorstep.
That’s not how it works.
You married Christians out there should be fixing up your single friends with other singles who would like to get married (with everyone’s permission). Dating sites are not a guarantee.
(Link): Netflix’s ‘Indian Matchmaking’ Offers Wisdom for Christians
by B. Lea
August 28, 2020
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