Receiving Singleness as a Gift - Sam Allberry


Video from The Gospel Coalition


"Sam Allberry leads a breakout session at TGCW21 on receiving the gift of singleness. Allberry encourages Christians, both married and single, with three reasons why singleness is a gift and not a curse. He explains that the culture, and even sometimes the church, has taught us that we can only find happiness and intimacy through marriage. But the true, Biblical view of singleness shows us that: 1. Singleness is good, and we should embrace it as a gift. 2. Singleness allows us to find intimacy and deep friendship within the church—our true family. 3. Singleness reveals our longing for Jesus, our true and perfect Bridegroom, and we can rejoice in the marriage we have in Christ. With this in view, singleness can become an opportunity to taste the goodness of God. When singleness is seen as a gift, the single Christian can therefore be thankful to God—and gratitude changes everything. This message is from TGCW21 (https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/tg...)" from video introduction.


Can You Be Content with Singleness Today?

“First, all my Christian friends got married, and I didn’t. Now, all my non-Christian friends are getting married too. I’ve felt out of sync with one group for ages. Now I feel out of sync with both.”

These were the words of a good friend as we reflected together on the changing experience of being single. While each season brings its specific joys and challenges, for many of us, the mid to late twenties mark a transition where we stop assuming marriage will probably happen someday and start to feel like time is running out.

Each birthday and new year brings with it a growing sense of sadness, or a rising tide of panic. This is especially true for women, whose bodies contain a biological clock with the digits 3-0 blinking in red. We figure that if we are ever going to be a mother, we had better get our ducks in a row (or our man to the altar) soon.

Will I Always Be Single?.." from the article: Can You Be Content with Singleness Today

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