Posts made in October, 2017

Creating a Family Dynamic at Church

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Part 4 of V on Singles Ministry in a Couple’s Culture Church Do you remember the song “We are Family” by Sister Sledge? Here is a portion of their lyrics to refresh your memory: We are family Get up everybody and sing   Everyone can see we’re together As we walk on by And, and we fly just like birds of a feather I won’t tell no lie All, all of the people around us they say Can they be that close Just let me state for the record We’re giving love in a family dose   We are family (Yeah, yeah, yeah, ah) What would it look like in our churches if there was no marital divide...

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The Singles Experience

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Part 3 of V on Singles Ministry in a Couple’s Culture Church Do you know how a single person experiences church in a couple’s culture? Have you asked them what their experience is like? Know Their Story The experience of singleness is highly variable and subjective. Being single in your 20s is a different experience from being single at 30, 40, 50 or even 70 and beyond. Being single can be a different experience for men and women. There are many variables to how one experiences singleness based on culture, family and social pressures, personal expectations and emotional maturity levels....

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Church’s View of Singleness

Posted by on Oct 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Part 2 of V on Singles Ministry in a Couple’s Culture Church As a single, what has your experience in church been like? Do you feel welcomed, neglected or something else? Throughout church history there has been error and extreme views from both sides of the marriage/singleness issue that has influenced the church’s attitude about singleness. The Hebrew Rabbinic Talmud states, “The man who is not married at 20 is living in sin.” On the other side, church ascetics have lifted singleness up as a holier call or higher station in life than being married.  The Catholic Church even went so...

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Scripture’s View of Singleness

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Laura McGee | 0 comments

Scripture’s View of Singleness Part 1 of V on Singles Ministry in a Couple’s Culture Church 48.6%.  That’s the number of singles currently living in the Triangle, according to the US Census Bureau. Does that surprise you? Shock you? Make you shrug your shoulders? This means that the “single-married divide” in RDU is surprisingly small.  Yet our churches are dominated by married couples and singles too often feel relegated to the sidelines.  Why is that? This question prompted our counseling center, Bridgehaven Counseling Associates, to create a series of blog posts to address...

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