Christine Colón and Bonnie Field, friends at Biola University in the '80s, did not begin to think seriously about singleness until their 30s, when they realized this marriage thing wasn't happening.
Frustrated by several churches where marriage and family life were framed as spiritually optimal, both women turned to each other and to other singles for constructive ways to interpret their singleness beyond, "Just hold on, he [or she] will come along soon." Thankfully, the book borne of Colón and Field's experience does more than vent.
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(Brazos) looks at common assumptions about marriage in popular culture and the church, critiquing the latter from taking too many cues from the former.
Drawing on biblical motifs and the church fathers, Colón and Field envision singleness as a witness to radical dependence on God — and to his expansive love for those outside the church. As we went on with our lives and earned degrees, we had long conversations about our frustrations of being single in the evangelical church.
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The administration also reported the number of Americans age 45-64 rose by 33% from 2000-2011.
A large number of these Americans are single, with 55% of women and 28% men over 65 stating they were unmarried.
Unfortunately, finding a partner later in life can be challenging.