Single ministers dating
In my observation, the best resource the local church has is married men who befriend and mentor single men — not to “fix” them, but to invest in them as brothers.
So, to help unmarried adults meet and marry well, the church needs to be proactive about creating contexts for singles to meet each other and live out dating relationships in the context of community.
What that looks like will depend on many factors specific to local communities, which is why church elders need to lead and shape this process.
Additionally, single adults need to be reminded that God has not withheld his very best from them if they remain unmarried.Through the years, I’ve observed that The Singles can be a prickly lot to pastor.Whatever leaders say from the pulpit about singleness is guaranteed to encourage some and offend more.There was a time when older members of any community worked hard to ensure the next generation married well.In our current hands-off approach, many single adults are adrift and need help to meet and marry wisely because that’s not a priority in our culture.