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Misusing Singleness

By April 3, 2009No 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
2. Wasting singleness as you wait for marriage

Below I am posting my talk as it apparently hit home with a lot of my students! I hope you will be encouraged by it as well. My aim was to do more than simply identify the ways we abuse our singleness and waste the opportunity it presents, but to present a call to arms. Singleness is like a ticking clock–you will never again have as much freedom to go out into the world as you have now, so don’t waste it!

You can download the file here.


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