“The only time I feel lonely as a single person is when I come to church.”
I expressed those words to my pastor. He was facilitating a discussion around the advantages and disadvantages around being a single person in the church.
The room was filled with a variety of singles – divorced singles, widowed singles, singles who have never been married, and single parents.
Of course, the majority in the group were women (I’d put the number at 80%), which is one of the disadvantages of being a single woman in the church.
I stayed quiet for the majority of the discussion. I did so because I wasn’t sure where the discussion would go.
I’ve come to look at my marital status, not as a curse, but as a gift. Should my Creator want me to be married, it will happen. Should the Divine want me to stay unmarried, then that’s fine.