Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Encouraging Singles

This morning, Relevant published an article by Debra Fileta titled "3 Ways the Church Can Encourage Singles." As the title indicates, Fileta discusses some practical things churches can do to minister to singles:

1. Validate Them. From all the feedback I gathered from single young men and women across the country, one thing stood out to me more than the all rest: People need validation. There is so much truth in that statement whether a person is married, single or somewhere in between. As humans, we long to be validated—to be looked upon as though we are worthy and valuable, as though our lives have meaning. Sadly, and no thanks to our society at large, many times this value gets attached to our relationship status. Those who find themselves standing alone end up feeling less than the others in some way, shape or form...

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