Single but not called to celibacy???

I just read this at the resurgence blog.

I was finding it quite interesting since I am on the music team at church, and wondering who would fall under the title of worship leader…… but then my attention was stolen but a comment at the end of the post.

If he is single and not called to celibacy, he must be working toward marriage by growing personally, spiritually, and emotionally.

How do you know if you are single and not called to celibacy????

It also seems to me that growing personally, spiritually and emotionally are things that everyone should be doing – so in what sense can they be defined as ‘working towards marriage’???

Any thoughts?

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5 thoughts on “Single but not called to celibacy???

  1. “It also seems to me that growing personally, spiritually and emotionally are things that everyone should be doing – so in what sense are can they be defined as ‘working towards marriage’???”

    Bingo. Spot on.


  2. It also seems to me that growing personally, spiritually and emotionally are things that everyone should be doing – so in what sense can they be defined as ‘working towards marriage’?

    Good point. Perhaps what they are trying to say is that unless you are prepared to be committed to marriage, you shouldn’t be a leader. In other words, the maturity of a leader should be the same as the maturity of someone who is married. If you are not married because you don’t think you are mature enough, then you are probably not mature enough to be a leader. This is my attempt to be sympathetic to their point. They have worded it awkwardly though…

    It is as you have posted earlier:
    So the time a person spends when he is single should be time spent in preparation for marriage. This is important even if he never gets married. This is because biblical preparation for marriage is nothing more than learning to follow Jesus Christ and love one’s neighbor. In other words, preparation for Christian marriage is basically the same as preparation for Christian living.

    As to the “gift of celibacy”, well I think the jury’s still out on that one…

  3. Maybe that is what they are trying to get at but if so they have not articulated that adequately.

    Which begs the question of how important it is to think carefully about your wording in a blog…. which I would think is hugely important when it comes to blogs like the resurgence that probably have millions of subscribers…. but I digress

    “As to the “gift of celibacy”, well I think the jury’s still out on that one…”
    I couldn’t agree more

  4. Fortunately, te Word of Resurgence isn’t necessarily te Word of God. My guess is tat it was written by a young married male not well versed in Paul’s writing on te subject. All te sensitivity of a small brick.

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