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Apology to singles?

An article was recently circulated on social media.

The Single Track Jacqui Wright
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It was called ‘A Pastor’s Apology to the Single Community’1 written by John Pavlovitz. It was his apology on behalf of many pastors who have failed singles in their churches. He felt that they had unintentionally marginalised or excluded them, overlooked their unique needs and challenges, or ignored them when preaching on marriage and family. He realised that this had caused pain. He then positively stated that singles are The Church; they are not second class; they do not have less worth than married Christians; they are deeply loved and appreciated. Their singleness is neither a mere temporary affliction whilst waiting for rescue nor a judgment of their lack of Christian character. He asked for singles to keep on forgiving pastors when they got it wrong.