In the course of a wonderful conversation tonight, I began to wonder why it is that some people are single, at any age. There are reasons that they may give: still a student, establishing career, etc. Then there are the reasons that most others offer for them: too picky, haven’t met the right one, etc. But I’m starting to wonder if the reasons (at least for men) fall under a more personal sort: character, spiritual maturity, pride, etc.
Now, of course when dealing with the topic of relationships the standard rebuttal is to point to the exceptions, or the poor examples, and simply conclude that there are no generalities that are useful to be made. But of course I disagree, and while it definitely will not be spot-on for everyone, I’m going to consider this for a future post. Namely, I want to collect the commonly given explanations for singleness. They may come from books or conversations or any other source. And I want to view them in some way biblically. It would be interesting to do a thematic study of Proverbs which relate, or perhaps build off of one of the common passages on marriage.
Stay tuned. And let me know if you have any suggestions or comments.