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Valentine’s Day is Saturday, which means this week is tough for many (but not all) single people. I was a single guy for a long time, and I know what it’s like to spend a few Valentine’s Days without a date. It can be tough, to be sure, especially if you’re having trouble being content in your singleness or if you’ve lost your partner via death or divorce.
At the same time, many people are happily single, and that’s great! Valentine’s Day will pass this year and the happy singles won’t know the difference, and that’s just fine. Through my time of singleness, there were seasons of contentment and discontentment. Many times I was thankful for my independence, and many times I loathed it.
Tons of Millennials are single. I mean, they’re so young, right? Of course they’re single. Not so fast. They’re single, and they’re young, but their rate of singleness is unprecedented.
Pew reports, “Just 26% of Millennials are married. When they were the age that Millennials are now, 36% of Gen Xers, 48% of Baby Boomers and 65% of the members of the Silent Generation were married.”
Millennials are single for a number of reasons: they want more money, they don’t want to commit, and more. But the motive of single Millennials is not the focus today.
I am making a point to pray for single friends and single people in general this week, whether this is difficult week for them or not.
Recently, I shared a video from Matt and Lauren Chandler about dating in high school promoting their new book, The Mingling of Souls. Today, I wanted to share a video from Matt addressing singles. Here it is: