Desperately Seeking… is a “videvo” series written for single Christians. Long story short, this series was created in response to my discovery that the only websites the Internet had to offer single Christians were dating services. Every Wednesday, for the next six weeks, we will release one of these Bible studies for free. We hope to build an audience of singles and young adults whom we can inspire to go deeper in their Christian walk.
You are not alone, and whatever you current “status” may be, you are not incomplete without a spouse. Not if you have Jesus.
Here’s Desperately Seeking part one, featuring Kristen. Share and enjoy!
What do you think of Kristen?
What are some good things we can say about Kristen?
What “issues” do you think Kristen has?
Kristen is probably a great person, but Kristen is a victim of a system that says if you’re not in a relationship, your life is incomplete. The culture we live in constantly bombards us with messages like this. We hear it in pop music, we see it on TV and in movies, we read about it online, and we hear about it from the people around us.
You would think the church of all places would be a refuge, but often times it is not. Churches are filled with well-meaning, usually married people who have forgotten (or never knew) what a blessing the single life can be. Singleness is a gift. It’s a time of growth, and it’s a time of freedom. Singles have all the time married people can only dream of to learn, to draw closer to God, and to serve others.
Read 1 Corinthians 7
What sort of obligations do married people have that single people do not?
How can these obligations be a hindrance to a person’s spiritual growth?
What advice does Paul give to single people?
What spiritual advantage is there to being single vs. being married?
Based on the scripture we’ve read, what advice would you give to Kristen?
How can we shift our focus from worrying about dating and relationships to growing our faith in God?
How can we devote our single days to serving the Lord?
Have fun with this one: What sort of answers can we give to those well-meaning but misguided believers who think life isn’t complete until we are married?
Thank you for the single life you have given us. Help us to remember this time is a blessing so we will not waste it on ourselves. Teach us to love and serve others and give you our best.
In Jesus’ name,