7 Myths about Singleness


Author: Sam Allberry

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433561557

Category: Religion

Page: 176

View: 5090

If marriage shows us the shape of the gospel, singleness shows us its sufficiency. Much of what we commonly assume about singleness—that it is primarily about the absence of good things like intimacy, family, or meaningful ministry—is either flat-out untrue or, at the very least, shouldn’t be true. To be single, we often think, is to be alone and spiritually hindered. But the Bible paints a very different picture of singleness: it is a positive gift and blessing from God. This book seeks to help Christians—married and unmarried alike—value singleness as a gift from God so that we can all encourage singles to take hold of the unique opportunities their singleness affords and see their role in the flourishing of the church as a whole.

Themelios, Volume 44, Issue 2


Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532699379

Category: Religion

Page: 216

View: 2650

Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary



Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1596368780

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 2603

Some Christian singles are perfectly content—while others are not. Many feel like they are missing out because they’re missing marriage, wondering: Is there something wrong with me? When is it my turn? What if I never find someone? In Singleness: How to be Single and Satisfied, June Hunt reveals how to be happy being single, how to uproot common causes of discontentment, and how to find joy in knowing that God is our ultimate “need-meeter” for love, significance, and security. Whether you are single for a season or single again, discover biblical truths about how God wants to use your singleness to fulfill His purpose and plan for your life. Perfect resources for anyone who is single and Christian (including single Christian women, single moms, single Christian men, etc.) Christian and Single? Find out God's View of Singleness and Discover the Benefits of Living Single This 96-page ebook, Singleness: How to Be Single and Satisfied, features— • Definition Section, covering key definitions and insights on singleness including the 3 types of singleness (single for all seasons, single for a season, and single again) and the unique challenges each faces. •Characteristics Section, covering the 18 signs of discontentment and practical ways to use your time of singleness for God's purpose and glory. Experience the peace that comes from fully realizing that it is God—not a spouse—that can complete us, making us fill whole and giving us the love, significance, and security we so often crave from others. • "Steps to Solution" Section provides practical, Bible-based advice on how to develop a healthy perspective of singleness, how to be C.O.N.T.E.N.T, and how to line up your self-image with God's image of you. Includes a close up look at what the Bile says about singleness and includes encouraging Scriptures!

I Kissed Waiting Goodbye

8 Myths That Keep Christians Single


Author: Denver Cheddie,Indira Rampaul-Cheddie

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781721137503


Page: 134

View: 8240

BIBLICAL GUIDANCE AND ADVICE ON CHRISTIAN DATING. This is one of the few books on Christian dating that offers a BIBLICAL action plan for Christian singles. It cuts past all of the common myths and misconceptions out there that are being fed to Christian singles, and it goes straight into the Bible. How did people in the BIBLE find a husband or wife? What advice on Christian dating does the BIBLE give? What principles does the BIBLE give to help single Christians in their search? QUESTIONS FOR CHRISTIAN SINGLES1) Are you WAITING for God to send someone that He created just for you into your life in His perfect timing?2) Are you WAITING to find someone "compatible" with you?3) Are you WAITING to "hear from God" before you marry?4) Are you WAITING to find contentment in your singleness or "savor your singleness" before you get married?Chances are that you would have answered yes to at least one of those questions. All of these are myths. ALL OF THEM! That is precisely why we titled our book "I kissed waiting goodbye." We are told to wait on God, but waiting is not passive. This book teaches you how to trust God and be proactive at the same time. Active faith. WHY DID I GET MARRIED? Even if you are already married and you sometimes ask yourself "Why did I get married?" or "Why did I get married to this person?", then this book will help you as well. It shows you that, according to the Bible, marital bliss has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to do with compatibility. You are not doomed to unhappiness because you think you married the wrong person. The Bible teaches that the key to happiness in marriage is having a godly attitude, and applying Biblical principles to your relationship. This book gives you many Biblical principles you can use to help you. ABOUT THE AUTHORSDenver and Indira waited a long time to find each other. They were both over 35 when they met. After search for over a decade, when they finally met, they got married within 7 months of their first date. 8 years later, they still consider theirs to be the happiest marriage in the world. Through their experiences and study of scripture, they have learned the real reason some Christians remain single longer than they need to be. It is because of myths they have been taught. These wrong teachings cause them to look for the wrong thing in the wrong way. They end up making their marriage decision more complicated that God intended it to be. This book throws out all the bathwater and it shows you how simple God's plan is. It gives single Christians a clear Biblical action plan to guide them in their search. REVIEWSI have read all the Christian single women books out there. These books teach you everything other than how to actually find a husband. 'I kissed waiting goodbye' blows away all the myths and wrong teachings being fed to Christian singles, and it outlines the liberating truths of God's Word. It offers practical guidance while at the same time being deeply rooted in scripture. ... reviewer via Facebook.This book is so rich in Biblical truth, we are using it for Christian single Bible studies in our singles group. ... reviewer via Facebook.This is the true Biblical teaching on Christian dating for men and women. The authors talk about their own journey and how they met, but the book is not based on their experiences. It is based on scripture. I have purchased it as a gift for my two kids. ... reviewer via Facebook.

Reaching Single Adults

An Essential Guide for Ministry


Author: Dennis Franck

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1585585629

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 2946

Although 44 percent of all adults are unmarried, most churches are focused on marriage and families--and so miss many opportunities to reach out as well as to benefit from all that singles can offer to the church. Here at last is an up-to-date, comprehensive handbook to single adult ministry. Based on his over twenty-five years of experience, Dennis Franck offers church leaders guidance on all aspects of this often-overlooked ministry, including: -understanding singles' diverse life situations and needs -developing a biblical philosophy of ministry -the practical aspects of building a ministry Pastors and lay leaders will gratefully welcome this new in-depth resource to guide their ministry to, for, and through single adults.

Single, Married, Separated, and Life After Divorce


Author: Myles Munroe

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768422023

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

View: 9072

In Single, Married, Separated and Life after Divorce Expanded Edition, Myles Munroe goes more in depth exploring the full range of human relationships. He demolishes the myths surrounding Usingleness' as he declares that it is okay to be single, but not good to be alone. Stepping out of the single life into the married life is a big step and Munroe offers tried and tested truths enabling men and women to survive the change from singlehood to marriage. Unfortunately, as more and more marriages are ending in divorce there is a desperate need for answers to the haunting questions that trouble the divorced person. Dr. Munroe does not avoid the tough questions as he tackles them one at a time. His answers will encourage and instruct those looking for answers to hopeless situations. This revised and updated edition contains two new chapters to further expound on the original text.

The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality


Author: Chris Jackson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310861187

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 6648

Between the onset of puberty and marriage, every man and woman faces the issues of being single. How do you handle the weekends alone -- or with a dating partner? How do you build a healthy relationship? How can you tell when it's the relationship of a lifetime? And what about sex -- Why say no when your body is screaming yes? Chris Jackson knows the promise and the pitfalls of singleness for African Americans. In this book, he offers frank, down-to-earth wisdom on such topics as: - Practical ways to make the single life a better life - Making the most of the differences between the sexes - How your family history affects your dating relationships - "Creative Conversation from A to Z" - The silent issues: masturbation, date rape, and homosexuality - Breaking up without breaking down - Knowing when a relationship is marriageable . . . And much more -- If you want to order your dating life according to the Bible's prescription for fulfillment, The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality is an invaluable guidebook. It's easy to read, and it offers real-life answers for your real-life issues.

Singleness Minibook


Author: June Hunt

Publisher: Rose Publishing (CA)

ISBN: 9781596368774

Category: Religion

Page: 96

View: 1404

Some singles are perfectly contentwhile others are definitely not! Learn how to uproot the common causes of discontentment, how to avoid the myths about singleness and how to embrace a healthy perspective of yourself and your singleness.

Singles at the Crossroads

A Fresh Perspective on Christian Singleness


Author: Albert Y. Hsu

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830813537

Category: Religion

Page: 194

View: 4440

Albert Y. Hsu provides a balanced, biblical understanding of Christian singleness that debunks the myth of the "gift of singleness" and honors singleness as a status equal to marriage. Includes an interview with John Stott.