Dating drama quotes
On one hand, the church doesn’t talk to singles much about marriage. You can see why this all gets crazy.” ― Lisa Anderson, “I gingerly and quietly plopped the idea into the laps of those with whom I thought it would be safe: the married women at church. Immediately I was assaulted with some of the most ridiculous and unbiblical things I’ve heard in church to this day. “The last thing you want to think about right now is marriage.” “When you stop thinking about marriage, that’s when God will bring someone to you.” “Maybe you’re not spiritually mature enough to marry.” “Go on another missions trip. What it is, is a biblical community called to glorify God and enjoy him forever. And married couples and families within the church need to be part of that. We don’t need busybodies who want the Matchmaker of the Year award. In an effort not to make us feel bad (a good thing), the church has chosen to remain silent with singles on relationships and marriage (not a good thing). But the other problem is, we’re embarrassed to admit it. That’ll get your mind off marriage.” “I wish I were still single. ” These were all said by Christian women, many of them long-time believers, Bible study leaders, elders’ wives, and/or women in other places of authority. If it wasn’t good to desire marriage, then I figured I’d better just keep my mouth shut. We hold others at arm’s length on this subject because we don’t want to get hurt.” ― Lisa Anderson, “I don’t want church to be a meat market,” the singles say. We do need tender hearts and wise spirits to help us shape and guide the process.” ― Lisa Anderson, “Let’s bring safety back to the church on this subject. I certainly didn’t want my fledgling hope to be dismissed so easily. Let’s encircle our single adults and show them they’re included, loved, and valued. I’d either have to nurture it in secret or try to squelch it altogether. Would you like us to teach you a simple method for learning to read Hangeul (the Korean alphabet)?Our 90 Minute Challenge will give you visual associations and teach you everything you need to know to be reading Korean in the next 90 minutes (or less)!Since you’ll most likley be using these phrases with someone close to you, they are in 반말 (informal) form.
His goal is to work out his purposes and glorify himself.” ― Lisa Anderson, “For the most part, the church doesn’t know what to do with singles, largely because the visible majority of church members have moved beyond singleness and lost touch with the needs, attitudes, and aspirations of single adults.” ― Lisa Anderson, “Want to love singles in your church? Give us the breakable glasses, not plastic, and let us join in the adult conversation. And we will be more than willing to jump in and contribute. To think that we’re an island unto ourselves and can operate healthily under that construct is both arrogant and misguided. We need older, seasoned believers to get up in our business and tell us what’s what.
Pastors and church leaders, ferret out your single adults and get to know us. We need to know where you’ve walked and what you’ve learned from the journey.” ― Lisa Anderson, “But here’s the problem: fewer and fewer folks are willing to do this.