Perhaps the greatest temptation in singleness is to assume marriage will meet our unmet needs, solve our weaknesses, organize our lives, and unleash our gifts.
Far from the solution, Paul makes marriage out to be a kind of problematic Plan B for Christian life and ministry.
It could be money or food, or just time and energy. It’s just a fact—marriage murders spontaneity, not entirely but massively.SEE ALSO: How to Embrace Your Single Season “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Phil. That will only get harder in marriage, so practice now.Just as you are free to say yes to spontaneous things, you’re also able to say yes to things that require more of you than a married person can afford. Start a daily prayer meeting or some regular outreach.Commit to mentor and disciple several men or women younger than you.