Have you ever been asked that question? Yesterday, I overheard a conversation at a church event, “How old are you? Oh and you’re not married yet?” Then came silence and awkward laughter.
I wondered if the woman who was asking those questions left the conversation feeling discouraged. The question is, why does that question sometimes feel discouraging? Often, if we have the desire to be married, it triggers beliefs that aren’t true about God and about ourselves, as well as more questions, like:
- I’m still single, what’s wrong with me?
- What do I do with my longing for marriage?
- Is God ignoring my longing?
In a down-to-earth talk on singleness, Lisa Bishop explores the above questions with biblical truth and addresses the issues of loneliness, longing and discontentment.
Too many singles think our lives don’t start until we’re married…and that’s just not true.”