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7 Myths about Singleness
7 Myths about Singleness | Sam Allberry
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While singleness is often widely misunderstood by many in the church today and often viewed in negative terms, the Bible speaks about it very differently. This book sets forth a positive vision of singleness by responding to 7 common misconceptions, such as the notion that singleness is too hard, requires a special spiritual gift, is a hindrance to ministry, or is a waste of sexuality. Addressed to the church as a whole and written by a single pastor, 7 Myths about Singleness will help readers better understand, support, and empower the singles around them to contribute to the flourishing of the church as a whole.
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I‘m not going to say I agreed with all of this book, but it does express some good points. Often, and especially in the church, singleness is seen only as a stage of waiting. Yet, at some point that doesn‘t work and absolutely doesn‘t help. Sometimes, due to circumstance or choice, singleness is just the state of being, and this book acknowledges realities and positive aspects of that from a Christian perspective.

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Daisey Thanks @MissKatie for bringing this book to my attention. 3mo
TheBookHippie Thanks for posting was just talking about this today. 3mo
Suet624 I haven't read this book but after three marriages I can tell you I'm finally happy to be single. :). Apparently it's what is best for me. My ex's are friends of mine and I have lots of company so it's all good. 3mo
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Scochrane26 The grouping of people in many churches around being married & emphasis on getting married bugs me a lot. Fortunately, my church hasn‘t ever been like that. 3mo
Daisey @TheBookHippie The way singleness is viewed in the church? This book is the most positive discussion I‘ve seen on remaining single. I would be curious to hear if you know of others. 3mo
Daisey @Suet624 It makes sense that it really is just the best for some, and I wish it were more widely recognized. I still don‘t know if that is really what is meant to be for me, but accepting it now is better than constantly waiting in frustration. 3mo
Daisey @Scochrane26 I personally feel very comfortable single in my church as well, but as time goes on this general view of only waiting for marriage annoys me more. 3mo
TheBookHippie @Daisey my very good friend was looking for a good book on this, we‘ve had no luck, she is single by choice and we‘ve never found one. She had just been told God didn‘t mean for man to be alone so she replied I am not a man 🤣. However she hates the I don‘t fit in the church structure feeling. It frustrates her. 3mo
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“Singleness now is a way of declaring to a world obsessed with sexual and romantic intimacy that these things are not ultimate and that in Christ we possess what is. . . If marriage shows us the shape of the gospel, singleness shows us its sufficiency.” 💛
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