Being single is not something I personally struggle with. At this season of my life, I’m thankful God has blessed me with contentment for where He has me and willingness to wait and see what He has next. However, like most people my age, I have occasional questions about what God wants me to use this time for. I also have plenty of friends who struggle with singleness more than I do.
This book has been sitting on a shelf in our house for almost a year. I’d forgotten about it. But last week I read a blog post by a young woman serving as a foster mom to eleven special needs orphans in India. She expressed that one of the hardest things about being a foster mother was still being single. As I read the post, I thought to myself that I wished I had a book to recommend to friends and acquaintances struggling with being single. So I dug up this book by Leslie Ludy and started reading.
Sacred Singleness lays out the power and beauty of single years that are surrendered to Christ. It points out that while popular “wisdom” tells us to make ourselves available and “help God out” by seeking and attracting the attention of potential marriage partners, God tells us to be single-minded in His service and to wait for His timing. I loved the way Leslie casts a vision for being fully satisfied in our relationship with Christ and putting Him above all else.
Check out the final stop on the Counted Worthy blog tour. Lisbeth of Dancing in His Reign wrote a delightful Counted Worthy Book Review.
Also, don’t forget to RSVP for the Counted Worthy Facebook launch party! We’ll be having a bunch of giveaways, including a “grand prize” set of books that includes Counted Worthy, Do Hard Things, and Start Here!