Practical dating tips

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He is not commanding being single, since he recognizes the single state as a gift which God only gives to some (7:7-9); but he is strongly commending it, since it was a gift he himself had, and since it provides a number of advantages for serving the Lord that being married precludes.

This is perhaps a word that needs to be spoken more often in our day.

Late one afternoon she went into the woods to pray for a husband.Many Christians put pressure on singles, especially those getting along in years, to get married.Sometimes we communicate an unbiblical attitude: “I wonder what’s wrong with him (or her) that he’s never married? Paul mentions at least two advantages for the person who is gifted to remain single.But it’s much more difficult to be imprisoned or face martyrdom if you’re married, both for you and for your family.If you sense God’s call to be a missionary to a part of the world where you may likely suffer persecution or severe hardship for the sake of the gospel, you should consider remaining single.Or, if you have a ministry that requires long periods of travel, it might create such a strain on your family that it would be better not to get married.

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