Talking with Singles in the Church

By: Brad Rogers

Have you ever known someone who is single that you would like to see married off for some reason or another (most likely your desire to see them happy or happier than they are currently)?  This commonly happens in the church, but it’s certainly not limited to the church.  Unfortunately, those of us who have ever felt this way often say things to these friends of ours that are less than helpful even though we may have the best of intentions. Attached, you will find a blog post from Kevin DeYoung’s blog, which was mainly written by an unmarried woman in a church he formerly pastored.  I would wish to nuance 1 or 2 of the things she says, but it is well done and provides helpful corrective to many of us who need to think a little more before we speak.  The blog is titled, “What Not to Say to Single Women in Your Church,” but I think much of it applies to how one speaks to unmarried men as well. To read the blog, click here