Overall, I found Breaking the Marriage Idol deeply encouraging, and I am thankful for the compassion, clarity, and scriptural acumen with which the author writes.
All tagged Singleness
I hoped it would be easier this time - it's not. It's hard to trust; I wish it wasn't. Pray for me, I'll pray for you.
How do I take care of my own needs without becoming selfish? How do I serve others without making that an idol?
Same-Sex Attraction and the Church: The Surprising Plausibility of the Celibate Life is a must read for all Christians
Let the record show that I've been resisting writing about this for a while. I don't want to talk about it — it's deeply personal, and not the kind of thing that comes up unless you are truly close with your family and friends.
"If you have a family, you can reasonably feel you have time for no one else. But that can mean that unless you have a family, you feel you have no one at all." - Ed Shaw
Thankfully, because of the Second Adam, none of us is every truly alone. We are never without God our helper.
Don't feel stressed about clicking on all these links at once; just bookmark them. They're all good.
I have deliberately surrounded myself with married couples and their children. I'm blessed to not feel covetous of any of their marriages - blessed to clearly see that what they have is theirs, and it's good.
I remember they let me keep my Led Zeppelin shirt on, which was nice because otherwise it's an undignified, invasive, humiliating, and cold process. When you're not pregnant, there's nothing fun about this.