Yes, I'm talking about self-marriage, complete with marriage ceremony, commitment papers, and vows.A recent CNN article points to a segment of single people who are choosing to "marry themselves" rather than another person.The words aren't uttered loudly in many church circles.
As one woman put it, marrying herself allowed her to see that all the love she needed was inside herself."I started discovering that the love I need, it's in here," Nadine Schweigert said, pointing to her heart. I had enough friends getting married that I thought, 'It’s happening to everyone else but me.' For other women, it may be a bit of that feminist mindset that you’re not supposed to want that.It’s supposed to be just one of many goals that you can get if you want. There’s this idea that the women outnumber the men.[Those women] tend to speak more of things that they have in their control, which is their job or their homes or things that they can acquire all by themselves. Ironically, according to the Census Bureau, there are more Christian single men who are marriage-minded than there are Christian single women. A study by the Barna Group shows that they’re not in the pews.
Marriage is one of those rare things that really does take two people. They’re not in churches the way Christian single women are. What would help is if the church and the pastors would speak a unique message to never-married singles to say, “Most of you biblically really are called to marriage.At the same time, I value the importance of Fasting.Having practiced Fasting off and on for many years-sometimes even dreading to start it and thankful when it was over-I learned a few things I wish to impart to you...One of the most despicable things I've ever seen in my ministerial experience was a prayer group spending all their time gossiping and very little time actually in the Word of God and prayer.Asking me to write about Fasting is like asking a dog to walk on two legs.They say soda marketing has made it more difficult to protect the health of their largely black, D. The Washington Post reports the complaint was filed Thursday in D. Superior Court on behalf of Praxis Project, a public health group, and the pastors. C.'s historic Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church; and Delman Coates, the pastor at Maryland's Mount Ennon Baptist Church.