Being Single and Satisfied

Being single is not the opposite of being married. That would be co-habitation, where a guy and gal choose to “play house,” without any commitment to exclusivity or the responsibilities of marriage.

As designed by our Creator, marriage is to be the commitment of a man and woman to each other for a lifetime. But, co-habitation is the denial of commitment. While marriage is to be for a lifetime, co-habitation is usually brief and the breakup hurtful.

Some non-marrieds have a sense of satisfaction with their single life and see its advantages as a biblical alternative to marriage. The Apostle Paul says that God has “gifted” some to remain single and find special fulfillment and spiritual fruitfulness as satisfied singles!

However, if you are not satisfied being single, then the Apostle says it is better for you to marry than to be vulnerable to the sexual tension and temptations of our society!

About Along The Way with Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis served for 27 years, as part of the pastoral staff of The Church on The Way, the First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California. In October 2015, Gary retired from leadership of the church’s not-for-profit media outreach, Life On The Way Communications, Inc. He continues to blog at Gary and his wife, Alisa, live in southern California. They have two married daughters and five grandchildren.
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