Today’s question is, Is it OK for Christians to be discontent with being single? Last time we asked if singleness is a lesson sent from God to fix sin in a person’s life. I argued that because our world is fallen, singleness might have more to do with the brokenness […]
Over the next two posts, I’m going where married women fear to tread: addressing single women. But my vast hope here is that these will be words of grace for you. I’m really liking some of the talking back that’s going on in the church and outside it about singleness, […]
Nyambura J Njogore’s ‘Let’s Celebrate the Power of Naming’ in African Women, Religion and Health, honours an essay written by Mercy Oduyoye about her experiences of being a childless African woman. Njogore takes Mercy’s approach of naming the pain and from such experiences creating a life-giving theology, as an example for […]
A friend gave me Bus Stops and Bicycles: A handbook for Single Ladies after we chatted about this post. Written by a 20 something Christian girl from Melbourne, it’s about to become my top recommended book on singleness.
It’s a dangerous thing for a married person to review Singled Out: Why Celibacy Must Be Reinvented in Today’s Church. After all, singleness is not ‘my’ issue and many singles would say that someone who got married at 23 couldn’t possibly understand the struggle. But I’m actually passionate about this […]
Arthur’s been posting on gender for the guys and he asked me to put up part of what I said at the men’s brekky at Christ Church on femininity. (Much of what I said was a rehash of material found here and here but this bit was new.) Being a […]