Two great articles
Sometimes writing a blog post is not necessary because someone else has said exactly what you would like to say. All I can say in response to these two articles is YES!
Well, and I guess this...
I do not feel called to singleness as a life style. I actually hope to be married some day with a house full of children. I do, however, hate the pressure I often feel as a single pastor to "get the ball rolling." Now, to speak fairly, I don't think my married friends realize the pressure they place on me or how painful it can feel to a single person when their singleness is spoken of as something that needs to be corrected. But it is painful. I advise those of you who are married to examine your own hearts and see if you hold prejudice towards singleness. I do believe, and I think I have pretty good company with 1 Corinthians 7, that singleness--like married life--can be a great gift from God. I confess that I miss out on that gift all to often because my focus shifts from how I can be using this time of singleness for the glory of God to how can I fix this singleness problem. That's really unfortunate. I don't think I am the only person that struggles with that mindset. I do think that the church can help cure these wrong ideas.