The Quest For Intimacy

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“We can live without sex, but we cannot live without intimacy.” – Julie Rodgers


The problem with being single in a Christian world is that the church and Christians in general have done a poor job of separating sex and intimacy. We wrongly believe that intimacy can only truly be found in a marriage relationship. What does that say to those in the Christian community who are single or feel called to celibacy? In short, and bluntly put, it tells them they aren’t worthy or are incapable of experiencing true intimacy. But we were designed for intimacy, for deep bonds of love and care experienced in and through a community of fellow believers.

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I Am Not My Marital Status

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Singleness…UGH! I hate that term. I hate it! I hate the subject. I hate the attitude that so many people have about it. Recently, I was sent an article by a friend and was asked my thoughts on the content. It was a response to the options that single women have today. I was horrified. Horrified and disappointed. Horrified at the perceived “options” that we have and disappointed at the response. While I agreed with it in part, I was bothered by the overall attitude that I am my marital status.

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Marriage Challenge

“The reason that marriage is so painful and yet wonderful is
because it is a reflection of the gospel, which is painful and wonderful
at once. The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves
than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more
loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope. This is the only kind of relationship that will really transform us.”
Tim Keller, The Meaning of Marriage


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Marriage. It always seems like a walk in the park when you’re about to say the vows with your love for the rest of your life. You think, “Our love will carry us through any difficulty we might face.” But to be honest, that is a Hallmark phrase and life is not a Hallmark movie.

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