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Facing our fears

As single Christians, we have a different journey through life to the expected social script of the church: to get married in your twenties, have two to three children and be a family unit in the church all your days.

The Single Track Jacqui Wright
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So not to get married (by choice or not meeting the right person), or to go through a divorce (usually as the innocent party), or to be widowed, doesn’t fit the stereotypical pattern. This makes us different and can make us feel marginalised or excluded from the mainstream norm of married families in the church. This can raise our fears and anxieties related to being judged, to our sense of belonging, even to our willingness to date in the church.