Dating in the church
When I was a child, I remember scanning the congregation during boring moments of the sermon.
I was looking to see who had their arm around whom.
There are many churches to whom these do not apply.Third, I don’t think the pain singles experience is intentionally or even knowingly inflicted by most churches. And hopefully, by having an honest conversation, we can help each other see. That being said, here are the top 7 reasons why I think it’s hard to be single in the church. I’ve heard many, many times from church leaders that some people have “the gift of singleness,” which is divinely given and has nothing to do with that person’s free will. I’m definitely open to the possibility — if it’ll allow me to do something for God that I can’t do as a single person.Furthermore, if a person has the “gift of singleness,” they know from a young age that they’re meant to be single for the rest of their lives. Paul says in I Corinthians 7 that marriage is a concession, something you’re allowed to do as a last resort if you can’t resist sexual temptation. Will I feel that if I’m single forever, I have a gaping void in my life narrative, or I’ve not been blessed by God? Marriage is a beautiful illustration of Christ and the church.I observed that, sometimes, husbands put their arms around their wives, sometimes wives put their arms around their husbands, and sometimes the couple sat too far apart to show such affection.I didn’t even look at the single people to see how they sat.