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She is also author, with Nora Shank, of the book The Measure of Success: Uncovering the Biblical Perspective on Women, Work, and the Home.
When I was a single woman in my mid-thirties, I invited the elders of my church and their wives to a formal holiday dinner as a way of expressing my thanks to them for their care and ministry. ” This pastor offered this comment as an expression of thanks and I received it that way.
She was stepping into a new season of life—a husband, a new home, new responsibilities …
"We hold hands and look at each other a lot," Diane once confessed. ) To this day I shake my head every time I think of it. My mind drifts to the time when a man like Bill was nothing more than a whisper of hope hidden in Diane's heart. She covered her ears and stomped away before the pastor's wife could answer. Diane says I think about sex too much and must learn to master my bodily urges.
This is one of the potential pastoral challenges to ministering to single adults.
We are often The Singles: one monolithic block of unmarried people.
She says I'm silly because God invented time and doesn't even need a watch. But church leaders also need to recognize that when marriage is devalued in our culture, that brokenness comes into the church, too.There was a time when older members of any community worked hard to ensure the next generation married well.In our current hands-off approach, many single adults are adrift and need help to meet and marry wisely because that’s not a priority in our culture.In the face of that neglect, the church should be proactive about facilitating what God prizes in Scripture.