Allison wrote me a week or so ago and asked me if I would “address the issue of being mindful and watchful of single ladies in the church who weren’t expecting to go seeking for an established career.
I know there is a contingency of female readers who read your blog and Berkhof’s systematic theology among other things.
I am a Reformed Baptist, which generally lends itself to assuming I will get married because that happens to conservative girls like myself.
Yet silence still pervades the air regarding that issue in my life.
With moxie, I behest the Lord to present before me just the right Calvinistic fellow who would lead me into marriage.
But alas, God has the “gall” to not confirm my request in the speedy manner I was desiring. But what if God is calling me to something different?
Online dating Too easily, society quips to “try online dating.” But I caution against that.
Do not be too quick to escape out of the mode of singleness with a flash of your credit card.
Yes, it has worked for some, but deep down, aren’t you a hopeless romantic wanting true love the old-fashioned way?
I work in a warehouse, not an exciting career, and I gagged when I read this book about single gals who had stellar careers and were at the point of finally buying a house on their own. The book actually made me more depressed because I did not measure up to the standard of living that these other ladies possessed.
It is easier and more natural to be under the protectorate of men, but to instead slip on heels and work alongside them was not something I expected.
My father was a military officer and my mother was a housewife, and I assumed I would follow her footsteps.
I am a member of a conservative Baptist church, and it is the norm to be married off and support the husband.