Contentment In Singleness
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Sam AllberrySam Allberry is a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He is part of the global speaking team for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and an editor for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of a number of books, including James For You, Why Bother With Church? and the bestselling Is God Anti-Gay?
Is it okay to be single? Is Christ truly enough? Sam Allberry affirms that our relationship with God does not depend upon our marital status.
Contentment In Singleness
Bob: I imagine that most of you, who are listening today, are like me. You’re not single; you’re married; and yet, you know singles—people at church, people in your neighborhood, or in your workplace—so let me talk to us first. I think it’s important for us to think rightly about singleness and God’s design for this. I think this is where Sam’s book can be helpful for us; and I think we need to be inviting singles we know into the larger community of faith, into our homes, and to be a part of our extended family.
Then let me talk to those of you, who are listening, who are single. I hope this conversation between Dave and Ann and Sam Allberry has been helpful for you; and I hope you’ll get copies of Sam’s book, which is titled 7 Myths about Singleness. It’s a book we have in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. I think it will help you think rightly about where you are in life right now and how you can maximize your singleness for God’s glory.
You can find out about Sam’s book when you go to our website, which is FamilyLifeToday.com. Again, the title of the book is 7 Myths about Singleness by Sam Allberry. Order it from us online at FamilyLifeToday.com, or call to order at 1-800-FL-TODAY; 1-800-358-6329; that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY.”
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We hope you can join us, again, tomorrow when we’re going to talk to someone who is in a season of singleness right now as a result of tragic events. Jonathan Pitts lost his wife, Wynter, a number of years ago. He joins us to talk about living through what he calls his Wynter Season. I hope you can tune in for that tomorrow.
On behalf of our hosts, Dave and Ann Wilson, I’m Bob Lepine. We’ll see you back tomorrow for another edition of FamilyLife Today.
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