Liberal Christian Gal Throws Fit Over My Post About Celibacy / Dissent

Dissent on the Christian Pundit Blog Before I specifically address a message I received from a self-identified liberal Christian woman who was ticked off about my one of my previous posts about sexuality and virginity, I wanted to mention my policy of handling dissent on this blog. To anyone who visits this blog: I sometimes … Continue reading “Liberal Christian Gal Throws Fit Over My Post About Celibacy / Dissent”

News headline: Out of Wedlock Births Are Now The “New Normal”

Remember my previous, recent post, Conservative Christianity Stuck in 1950s Leave it To Beaver-ville That post was brought to mind when I saw this headline on CBN News.com: Out-of-Wedlock Births Society’s ‘New Normal’ (Source: cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2012/December/Out-of-Wedlock-Births-Societys-New-Normal/ | Date: December 18, 2012) ___START EXCERPT____ More children are now being born outside of marriage, according to a new … Continue reading “News headline: Out of Wedlock Births Are Now The “New Normal””

American Churches Need to Address Growing Numbers of Unmarried / Single People

Pew for One: How Is the Church Responding to Growing Number of Singles? Source: (WWW.)christianpost.com/news/pew-for-one-how-is-the-church-responding-to-growing-number-of-singles-70586/ Before I paste in excerpts from most of the article, I wanted to comment on this part of it first: “Some churches are certainly aware of this demographic, but other churches are almost impervious to it,” says Danylak. “The church … Continue reading “American Churches Need to Address Growing Numbers of Unmarried / Single People”

Conservative Christianity Stuck in 1950s Leave it To Beaver-ville

  I am not a liberal or a Democrat, and I am not against “traditional,” “family,” or “biblical” values nor the “nuclear family,” nor am I against “traditional marriage,” but I do think the American Christian church of today places far, far too much emphasis on these issues, to the point they make people who … Continue reading “Conservative Christianity Stuck in 1950s Leave it To Beaver-ville”

The Contemporary Church Undervalues Celibacy / Virginity

The Contemporary Church Undervalues Celibacy / Virginity I am put off and annoyed by common comments and advice I see by Christians regarding sexual sin. First, it is assumed by most Christians, including preachers, that other Christians over the age of 25 are having sex, and having lots of it, possibly with many different partners. … Continue reading “The Contemporary Church Undervalues Celibacy / Virginity”

Those Times When You’re Glad to be a Celibate, Single Christian – 1 Corinthians 7:28

1 Corinthians 7:28: But those who marry will face many troubles in this life, and I want to spare you this. Skimming over a list of recent secular advice columnist Carolyn Hax columns recently, I feel happy with never having been married, and that I am a life long celibate. Sometimes, I feel upset at … Continue reading “Those Times When You’re Glad to be a Celibate, Single Christian – 1 Corinthians 7:28”

Single Christian Women Have No Protection according to some preachers

Single Christian Women Have No Protection according to some preachers I’m watching pastor Jeff Schreve on his weekly series, “From His Heart Ministries” giving a sermon on marriage today. Schreve seems like a sincere pastor and an all around nice guy, but he seems to believe in male headship, and as (Link): I am a … Continue reading “Single Christian Women Have No Protection according to some preachers”

Candice Watters and Boundless Blog Gets It Wrong / Christian prolonged singlehood singleness singles ignored

Candice Watters and Boundless Blog Magazine Are So Wrong. So Very, Very Wrong (Regarding Singleness and Marriage and the Church) Candice Watters really missed the mark in her blog page for Boundless, “Mind The Single Minded Church.” Watters notes that one reason so many singles have cited for dropping out of church attendance is that … Continue reading “Candice Watters and Boundless Blog Gets It Wrong / Christian prolonged singlehood singleness singles ignored”

Mark Driscoll pastor of Mars Hill – views on singleness

Driscoll wrote(source: “Single Like Jesus”), So this is a growing number, because people are waiting longer to marry. In 1960 the average man was 23, the average woman was 20, upon marriage; today the average man is 27, the average woman is 23. And so people are waiting longer to marry – but is that … Continue reading “Mark Driscoll pastor of Mars Hill – views on singleness”

The Singles Challenge (Single Christian over 35 years old never married )

The Singles Challenge by Margaret Feinberg From christianity.com(originally from The Singles ChallengeBy Margaret FeinbergCopyright Christianity Today International):Theresa became a Christian when she was 18. She says she assumed that God would present her with a fine Christian man, complete with a shiny red bow, and that meeting him would be just around the corner.“I’m 33 … Continue reading “The Singles Challenge (Single Christian over 35 years old never married )”

Older Christian Singles and Celibacy (There Are No Consequences for Sexual Sin)

Older Christian Singles and Celibacy (There Are No Consequences for Sexual Sin) (click on the “more” link to read the rest of the post) I am including in this post an URL to an interview with a Christian author regarding a book she wrote about Christian singleness and celibacy. I will only be quoting portions … Continue reading “Older Christian Singles and Celibacy (There Are No Consequences for Sexual Sin)”

Women Do Not Need ‘Reasons’ for Being Single or Childless

Women Do Not Need ‘Reasons’ for Being Single or Childless theatlanticwire.com/national/2012/06/women-do-not-need-reasons-being-single-or-childless/53174/ by Jen Doll, June 5, 2012 There are a couple of articles circulating today that have this writer feeling ranty, not because of the articles themselves, per se, but because of what they indicate about the world in which women currently live. The first … Continue reading “Women Do Not Need ‘Reasons’ for Being Single or Childless”