Gift of Singleness

“Do you think you have the gift of singleness?”

It’s a question pastors and well-meaning church friends would ask me occasionally when my relationship status came up. I never really knew how to answer, but I always thought “Yeah and it’s the gift that keeps on giving!”

Now that I am two weeks away from my wedding, I have spent some time reflecting on my single days, including both my successes and failures, as well as the messages I received from the church and the world. Both, often subtly (and sometimes not so subtly), tell us that “having somebody

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