The Christian church and the Christian community has neglected singleness in favor of the earthly institution of marriage. While marriage is good, it is a temporary earthly institution that God gave to Adam and Eve in the beginning. There will be no marriage on earth after the Second Coming with the new heaven and the new earth.
If you’ve noticed the increasing number of singles, women especially, it is because more often than not women prefer to stay single, rather than get into a time consuming and committed relationship. Single women are on the rise, marriage is on the decline, and it’s because we are focused on our goals.
Women on college campuses make it a goal to get a ring before spring. This is especially true at Christian universities. The ring before spring is a tradition of getting engaged before spring starts. The goal is to get a ring before spring of the senior year of college.
The thought of being single may seem intimidating to many men and women (especially after a breakup and toxic relationships). The truth is that when you are single you get to spend more quality time with yourself, develop good friendships, and exercise.
Ready for companionship that doesn’t argue, complain, or keep you from going out with your friends? Do we have the cure for you! It’s time to get a pet and feel good again! As one of my friends said, “I love animals more than people.” There you go. Pets are better than people.
Those who decide to be single and childless should not be stigmatized for their lifestyle choice by people and by society. It is time for society to completely accept those who are single and childless instead of continuing to hold them in contempt for their lifestyle choice.