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  1. Good one. Love how you evaluate Martha and family’s situations. This should be a chapter in a book on missons. (maybe it’s in one of yours!)

  2. There is a non-Biblical stronghold within some members of the Body of Christ that a follower isn’t complete until they marry. This is a lie from the pit of hell. For it written, ” The disciples asked, “if the relationship of the man with his wife is like this, it is better not to marry.” Jesus answered, “Not all men can accept this statement, but only those to whom it has been given. For there are eunuchs who were born that way from their mother’s womb; and there are eunuchs who were made eunuchs by men; and there are also eunuchs who made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He who is able to accept this, let him accept it.” Matthew 19:10-12 ~

    And elsewhere, it is written in 1 Corinthians 7 and summarized in verse 38 that, “he who marries does well, and he who refrains from marriage will do even better.”

    Members of the Body of Christ imposing marriage on single-minded members need to stop and repent. The emotional harm I’ve seen inflicted has no room in discipleship, fellowship or worship. Single members must shine truth where there is darkness on this subject: and

    1. Yes, it is sad to see the unfounded pressure and judgment placed on singles, instead of the celebration of how God can use them! Often cultural traditions are mixed up with the belief systems within the church; in a context where marriage (and subsequent multiplication) is highly valued or expected, it becomes viewed as a “Christian” tradition. Your references are valid reminders of biblical value of singleness.

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