Single. Dating. Female. Pastor: 5 Things I Want the Church to Know

Single. Dating. Female. Pastor: 5 Things I Want the Church to Know

Some of what the author writes in this is applicable to all single women, not just to women who work as pastors.

(Link): Single. Dating. Female. Pastor: 5 Things I Want the Church to Know 

Excerpts:

Recently, I was invited to participate in a panel on singleness at a Christian conference. I shared my experience as a single woman pastor and how single clergy can feel isolated in a church culture where marriage is the default.

It was the first time since university that I had an honest, direct, public conversation about singleness in the church.

We hear countless sermons about marriage, but singleness is not often addressed publicly in Christian communities.

1. Single pastors (especially women) often feel invisible. Let’s find ways to be more inclusive of the stories and experiences of single folks in ministry. 

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