Speed dating in the church
” Whatever the reason, it seems as if marriage is the ultimate relationship goal in the church, and if you want to experience the type of intimacy that truly reflects the love of Jesus, you have to look for it within the marriage covenant. This was a community that valued all people: a community where everyone, regardless of their status, was equal and loved.
Jesus modeled this community through his relationships with his disciples and then laid out a plan for all of us to experience this type of community, which became what we now know as the early church.
This is a promise for all of us, regardless of our marital status.
The thief can take on many different forms, all of which are trying to rob us of this fullness of life.
Being single can sometimes be isolating—especially within the church.
The church doesn’t really know how to handle single people: There are few sermons on what it means to be single, and “singles ministries” can sometimes feel like an awkward speed dating scenario.
Plus if it was a great experience for them, then they will tell their friends.
A bad experience usually means they will tell even more of their friends the bad news.