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The Single Christian . The Forgotten Demographic in the Lord’s Church. Reasons One is a Single Christian. No desire to get married Cannot find someone to marry Not a scriptural candidate for marriage - 1 Cor. 7:10-11; Matt. 19:9, 11-12

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the single christian

The Single Christian

The Forgotten Demographic in the Lord’s Church

reasons one is a single christian
Reasons One is a Single Christian
  • No desire to get married
  • Cannot find someone to marry
  • Not a scriptural candidate for marriage - 1 Cor. 7:10-11; Matt. 19:9, 11-12
  • Their spouse has passed away - Rom. 7:2-3
challenges of being a single christian
Challenges of Being a Single Christian
  • Moral Challenges
  • Controlling sexual desires
    • Heb. 13:4; 1 Cor. 7:2-3
    • Some can do this - 1 Cor. 7:7-9
    • Others will have to learn - Matt. 19:12
  • Idle, pursuing various sins - 1 Tim. 5:11-14
challenges of being a single christian1
Challenges of Being a Single Christian
  • Physical Challenges
  • Surviving on one income
  • Wearing both “hats”
  • Challenges for widows/widowers
  • Challenges for divorcees
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Challenges of Being a Single Christian
  • Psychological Challenges
  • Being single in world of couples
  • How one is viewed by others
  • Loneliness - Gen. 2:18
unique opportunities of being a single christian
Unique Opportunities of Being a Single Christian
  • Avoid Hardships of Potentially Bad Marriage
  • “The only thing worse than wishing you were married is wishing you weren’t.”
unique opportunities of being a single christian1
Unique Opportunities of Being a Single Christian
  • Avoid Hardships of Potentially Bad Marriage
  • “The only thing worse than wishing you were married is wishing you weren’t.”

“Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, than in a house shared with a contentious woman.”

Prov. 21:9

unique opportunities of being a single christian2
Unique Opportunities of Being a Single Christian
  • Avoid Hardships of Potentially Bad Marriage
  • “The only thing worse than wishing you were married is wishing you weren’t.”

“Better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, than in a house shared with a contentious woman.”

Prov. 21:9

“Better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and angry woman.”

Prov. 21:19

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Unique Opportunities of Being a Single Christian
  • Avoid Hardships of Potentially Bad Marriage
  • “The only thing worse than wishing you were married is wishing you weren’t.”

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.”

Prov. 18:22

unique opportunities of being a single christian4
Unique Opportunities of Being a Single Christian
  • Avoid Hardships of Potentially Bad Marriage
  • “The only thing worse than wishing you were married is wishing you weren’t.”
  • “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.”
  • Prov. 18:22
  • Ahab had Jezebel
  • Hosea had Gomer
  • Abigail had Nabal
unique opportunities of being a single christian5
Unique Opportunities of Being a Single Christian
  • Undistracted Service to the Lord
  • 1 Cor. 7:8, 32-33, 35
  • A single Christian has more time, energy, and money to give in their service to the Lord and to their brethren.
do s and don ts for the single christian
Do’s and Don’ts for the Single Christian
  • Accept your singleness – for now - Phil. 4:11
  • Don’t let your marital status define who you are - Col. 2:10; Matt. 22:30
  • Remember, there is a place for single people in the Kingdom of God
  • Draw close to God - 2 Tim. 4:16-17
  • Do not resent married Christians