Guest: Steve DeWitt, senior pastor, Bethel Church
“Yet I [Paul] wish that all men were even as I myself am [i.e. unmarried]. However, each man has his own gift from God, one in this manner, and another in that” (1 Corinthians 7:7).
Some unmarried people have the “gift” or desire to stay single. Other unmarried people have the desire to be married and yet find themselves waiting year after year for marriage to become a reality … and it sometimes never does.
For singles who desire marriage, the internal pressure can be great. “What’s wrong with me?” “Will I ever get married?” Why doesn’t God bring the right one into my life?” are some of the questions they often ponder.
If that weren’t enough, the cultural pressure is great as well. Singles feel the “What’s the matter with you that you’re not married?” or the “You haven’t really experienced life because you’re unmarried” vibe from people around them. Make no mistake, desiring marriage but still being single is a difficult place to be for any age but particularly for one in their 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.
Joining us this Saturday on The Christian Worldview to discuss “what to do if you’re single … and don’t want to be” is Steve Dewitt, senior pastor of Bethel Church in Crown Point, Indiana. Steve, who is 43, unmarried, but with a desire to be married, has recently written articles on singleness and loneliness and will give us a biblical perspective on the topic.