Why are all the godly men married?

Sharon Dating, Singleness 8 Comments

As a single woman, I remember going to Christian concerts or conferences or seminars in which I would watch a young, good looking guy on stage who seemed so in love with the Lord, and so passionate and articulate about his faith, that it made my heart flutter. THAT was the guy for me! I just knew we were supposed …

Misusing Singleness

Sharon Singleness 0 Comments

This week I spoke on 1 Corinthians 7, and I discussed the 2 ways that we misuse singleness. There are two opposite but equally harmful ways that we can misuse the season of singleness, so Paul addresses them both and holds them in careful tension. These 2 misuses can be broken down as follows: 1. Using singleness to avoid marriage …

You’ll Understand When You’re Married

Sharon Marriage, Singleness 4 Comments

As a single person over the years, one of my least favorite conversations with married friends involved comments like the following… “I never understood how sinful and selfish I was until I got married.” or… “It wasn’t until I got married that I learned what it means to lay myself down for another as Christ did for us.” or… “I …

What God Thinks About Your Sex Life

Sharon Dating, Marriage, Sex, Singleness 5 Comments

Odds are that many of you who are reading this blog right now have either had premarital sex, are having premarital sex, or are thinking about having premarital sex. Just look at the statistics: A 2002 government survey reported that 94% of American women and 96% of American men engage in premarital sex–as one article concluded, almost EVERYONE has sex …

Submission and the Single Life

Sharon Marriage, Singleness, Submission 6 Comments

For many women, the idea of trusting a man TOTALLY in marriage is a scary thing. It’s not that their husbands aren’t trustworthy or that they don’t trust their husbands in some things. But the idea of submitting when you think you’re in the right, or when something really life-changing is on the line? That can be hard. And that’s …

Boy Friends

Sharon Dating, Friendships, Relationships, Singleness 1 Comment

I wonder if Billy Crystal was right. Think back to the movie When Harry Met Sally. In case you haven’t seen it, the film came out in the late 80’s, and it co-starred Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. The storyline spans a period of many years beginning with the couple’s initial meeting, and following them as their friendship blossoms into …