Being Single Isn’t A Disease

No matter who you are, where you live or what age you are, the idea of finding your future spouse is a topic that never seems to leave the conversation. The focus on marriage is something that’s shoved down the throats of individuals from the time they are in their teens. And while it may seem innocent and fun, the pressures put on people in today’s culture to get married are overwhelming and harsh.

People act as if life cannot be fulfilling while you are single. And while I am a happily married man, I would encourage you not to get married just because you have people pressuring you to do so.

Don’t get me wrong. Marriage is incredible! But I’d encourage you to wait until you’re ready rather than jumping into something you don’t have a peace about. There is so much you can experience during your time of singleness. Embrace it.

It’s an opportunity to grow, learn, and experience life in a way that you can’t once you are married. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. And don’t let your married friends allow you to feel inferior just because you don’t have a man or woman by your side.

  1. Don’t let people pressure you into getting married.
  2. Don’t let anyone trick you into thinking being single is a flaw.
  3. Don’t let anyone make you think being single is inferior.

If you are single, you’re just where God want’s you to be. And until He prompts you otherwise, don’t stress out about your current relationship status. Don’t let your singleness hold you back from accomplishing great things. And don’t let the consuming topic of marriage ruin what God has in store for you right now. Remember, even Jesus, Mother Teresa, and the Apostle Paul were single.

—Jarrid Wilson


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Published by Jarrid Wilson

Husband, Father, Pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship & Author of a few books.

91 comments on “Being Single Isn’t A Disease”

  1. Thanks for this post. I haven been hoping for a relationship for the past 4 years. Sometimes I want to give up, but then I remember that God is always three.

  2. Great post, it is so easily to feel less when all your friends are in relationships, married or have kids, and when everyone is like just expecting you to get in a relationship.

    I don’t get why people relate being single to being sad or lonely, I’m none of those I’m happy as I am, focusing on serving God.

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