Posts Tagged ‘single women’

Single and Happy

March 21, 2019
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This week the Wall Street Journal published an article called “Mastering the Art of Being Single,” which reminded me of the following article I originally posted back in 2012. I’ve updated a few sections.

Since 2012 the number of single adults in the U.S. has nearly equaled the number of married adults. According to the WSJ article, as of 2017 “more than 120 million U.S. residents, or almost 48% of adults aged 18 or older were divorced, widowed or had never been married.” That’s up from 39 million in 1970. They call the rise of singles “one of the biggest demographic trends of the past 50 years.”

Women today are single for a variety of reasons. Some are completing their education and getting established in a career before getting married. Some are taking advantage of their freedom to engage in ministry and mission work. The average age of first marriage is closing in on 30, although some women are cohabitating at an earlier age. This twenty-something group also, of course, includes women who would like to be married but are waiting to find the elusive “Mr. Right.” Not to be disregarded are those women who are uninterested in ever being married, some of whom commendably choose to devote their lives to the service of God and his people. 

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Interview on Zoe Elmore’s Blog

September 28, 2012
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Today, Christian speaker Zoe Elmore of Charlotte, NC, has graciously posted an interview with me on her blog Living with Purpose and Passion. At the end there’s a chance to win a free copy of my book and a bracelet Zoe is giving away.

 

 

Lynn, what message has the Lord put in your heart for women?

Women really matter to God.

We all know that when Jesus came to earth as a man, his main purpose was to reveal God more clearly, usher in His Kingdom, and offer himself as a sacrifice for sin. I find it so exciting that this mission frequently brought Jesus into contact with many different kinds of women.

 He healed women with diseases, disabilities, and demon possession. He allowed them to travel with him in his ministry, accepted their financial support, taught them Truth, commended their faith, noticed their tears, forgave their sins, defended them against criticism, and granted their requests. He unfailingly treated every woman he encountered with compassion and respect. He demonstrated clearly that he valued these women and wanted to empower them for Kingdom living.

Knowing all this about Jesus increases my confidence in God’s love for me. Even more, though, it has changed my perspective toward all the women in my life. I want to make sure that I follow the example of Jesus in the way I care about women in financial need, the way I reach out to women who are lonely, the way I communicate acceptance to women whose lifestyles are different from mine, even the way I partner with other women who are devoted disciples. I want to make sure that when they look into my eyes, their value to God is crystal clear.

Read the rest of the interview on Zoe Elmore’s blog Living with Purpose and Passion.

Answer the following question at the end of the post and every answer will be entered in a random drawing for a copy of The Gentle Savior and a silver-tone stretchy heart & cross bracelet:  What is challenging you right now?

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All the Single Ladies

March 17, 2012
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Despite all our best efforts, the number of single adults  in the U.S.  now nearly equals the number of married adults. Just under half of those single people are women.

Women today are single for a variety of reasons. Some are completing their education and getting established in a career before getting married. Some are taking advantage of their freedom to engage in ministry and mission work. The average age of first marriage is closing in on 30, although women are not necessarily waiting that long to co-habitate. This twenty-something group also, of course, includes women who would like to be married but are waiting to find the elusive “Mr. Right.” Not to be disregarded are those women who are uninterested in ever being married, some of whom commendably choose to devote their lives to the service of God and his people.  (Read More)