Reflections on Singleness

June 25, 2013 — 2 Comments


Nothing in my life and faith has been more confusing and spiritually hazardous than my pursuit of marriage. From far too young, I longed for the affection, safety, and intimacy I anticipated with a wife.

Sadly, my immature and unhealthy desires predictably did much more harm than good. I started dating too early. I stayed in relationships too long. I experimented too much with our hearts and allowed things to go too far. I said, “I love you,” too soon. And now my singleness is a regular reminder that I messed up, missed opportunities, or did it wrong.

Me too. If I could say this as well as Marshall Segal did, I would.

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  • http://pennyofathought.wordpress.com/ Sarah

    I tend to sigh when I see another Christian “dating” article. But this one was really good! Thanks for sharing.

    • http://www.jonathansherwin.net/ Jonathan Sherwin

      I completely understand what you mean. Lots of good stuff here.