It is easy for our views about singleness and marriage to suffer from faulty presuppositions.
In this brief article, I hope to identify some of those faulty presuppositions and to offer a biblical alternative. This will not be easy, since there are significant emotions attached to such personal matters. However, whether single or married, we need to understand God’s design for our thriving so that we can avoid the idols of our own hearts.
This OakLeaf focuses on the topic of singleness and marriage.
Biblically speaking, singleness is neither inferior nor superior to marriage and vice versa. There are dangers to suggesting that there is only one ideal relationship status for the Christian adult. Married, single, or single-again we are all one family and equally valued members of Christ’s body, the church, and each called to maximize our lives for the glory of God.
“It’s true, and God has blessed me in so many ways in my singleness… I’m thankful and blessed indeed!”
“Singleness or marriage, His gifts are always perfect. In the meantime, I get to spend my beautiful life growing closer to Jesus, serving others, and enjoying the journey.”
“While they began their marriage with very little but love… they would be quick to tell you how blessed they have been as they have grown closer to each other and to the Lord.”
“We need to be open to feedback and accept personal responsibility. Admitting when we’re wrong and repenting is essential to restoration.”
“After barely a year of marriage, our plans and dreams were crushed by the debilitating diagnosis of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).”