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Single-Handed: Why the Body of Christ Needs the Unmarried

Without singles, your church is missing part of the family—people God ordained to be single in this season and whose singleness He calls good.

By Ashley Chesnut

If all the single adults in your church were absent this coming Sunday, would you notice it? Would you notice it in the number of absent volunteers? Or would you notice it as you surveyed the worship room? Would you notice it in the Sunday School classes or small group meetings? Would the single adults in your church be missed?

Single Christians are part of the family of God

Family connotes a sense of belonging. If you’re part of a family, you have a place and a role. You’re someone’s sister, brother, auntie, uncle, mother, father, etc. And if a family member is missing from a family gathering, their absence is noted—

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