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Letter to Christian Singles on Valentines Day

“We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.” Johann Wolfgang Goethe

“The way to love anything is to realize it might be lost.” G.K. Chesterton

One has to be sensitive on Mother’s Day not to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to the wrong person.  One has to be sensitive on Father’s Day not to say “Happy Father’s Day” to the wrong person.  Now there is a strain of concern on Valentine’s Day that one might offend a single person.

I ran across an encouraging article about singleness, Christianity, and the world of marriage.   On a day when the Facebook newsfeed is plastered with pictures of roses, messages from every woman on the planet saying ‘I have the most amazing husband in the world,’ and commercialism out the wazoo, I can see how it might be tenuous to be single if one wants to be married.

So as a way to relieve the strain and to be comforted by some soothing words, I pass on the following article:

“An Open Letter to Christian Singles, or, How to Say “Happy Valentine’s Day Without Sounding Sarcastic”