Making Singleness a Real Option
I just realized that at our church, we have been focusing a lot of love-relationships, assuming that everyone will get married one day. But if we’re want to be true to want the Apostle Paul says, that singleness is a better first option, then we should certainly be the sort of community where people can find singleness as a real option.
Of course, there are some churches that fill themselves with ugly or otherwise uncohabitable people, and that’s certainly one way to do it. But I then it isn’t really about choice.
I think that the best way to support Christian celibacy is by promoting its goal. If we can be a church that is busy giving our lives away for the sake of the Gospel, then we not only don’t have time to think about getting married, but we will become so fulfilled as it is–or at least our yearnings would be intensified for something else.
Just some raw thoughts. Okay, back to my studies.