Teaching about singleness

Life was very different in Jesus’ time.  Most people married in their late teens and lived and worked as part of a self-supporting extended family.   So there’s little in the way of ready resources in the Bible for today’s single Christians to draw upon.

In this context there are a number of approaches that can be taken:

  • Determining how to live as single people from the overall story of God's love for us as expressed through the Bible.
  • Taking the key issues that single people say they face and thinking Christianly about them.
  • Personal stories of how single people experience God and leads them on in their faith.

The last of these, we have chosen to include throughout all the material in the website. In this section we have:

David Pullinger's talks at New Wine 2017 which t=look at the overall thrust of the messages in the Bible about single people.

David Pullinger's talk in North Devon in 2018 which tackles the top issues being faced by single people and relating them to Biblical themes.

An overview of the issues by V N Sinton from the conservative IVP's New Dictionary of Christian Ethics and Pastoral Theology, which has been highly cited and used by many writers. 

A list of some books and articles which friends have told us that they find useful.