Hi y’all! The Spotlight is back with a difference! I have really appreciated the break, and I needed it. I could do with more rest, but sooner or later, I have to get back to what I love to do and trust God to bless my perseverance. I really hope this series is encouraging to all my readers and friendly bloggers, and also inspiring too.
So, The Spotlight used to be its own blog at godinterest.org, but when I started having issues with the site again, I decided to make it a category on Grace and Truth, with a weekly series. The original series showcased three related blog posts a week, but I want to take the pressure off. Sometimes, it’s hard to find those winning three, and I really want my spotlight pieces to be awesome each time…so that people who get spotlighted really appreciate it 🙂
This week, I am spotlighting a blog by Simi. Her blog is called Nuach! I really don’t know why the name! I hope she will stop by and explain why she chose that name. She is a funny Nigerian blogger, and you can just tell she has her tongue perpetually in her cheek with the way she writes! She takes on some controversial issues on her blog, so she’s my spirit sister!!! I actually reblogged one of her pieces this week, called “Must We Always Pray????” Check it out, you will love it…unless you are religious and not spiritual.
Okay, so the blog post that I want to spotlight on Simi’s blog is the one titled “Stop Praying For Singles To Get Married!!!” I want to say a big AMEN to that post and its message. Simi tackled an important issue with attitude and intelligence. She didn’t just rant, she went on and presented some candid advice on the sort of things people should pray for when thinking of singles 🙂 That’s just the sort of post I would write. Actually, I wrote a post that runs on a similar theme, addressing the pressure to marry felt by singles. It is called “Would You Rather Be Miserably Lonely In Marriage?“.
I think it is so pathetic that we seem to have turned sex to be the purpose of human existence! Yes, I said sex! I actually think that is why there is SOOO much pressure among Believers for singles to marry. Because of this whole obsession with sex. Marriage seems to be the diversion from the road of sexual sin that people think singles are destined to follow, even though singleness was encouraged (even promoted) in the Bible (1 Cor 7:8, Matt 19:10-12). It is assumed that everyone is or will soon be having sex. There seems no regard nor appreciation for celibacy, which is seen as a curse only a few unfortunate people should bear. Anyway, that’s my take on it.
Read Simi’s and do encourage her with a comment and share. Here’s an excerpt:
“I have never been to a meeting or been among a group where when they decided it was time to pray for singles, there is more than one prayer point. There is usually just that one prayer point and it is always that they will find the right person and marry well, bla, bla, bla.
This does not happen only in meetings (by meetings I am referring more to church meetings) but in small, informal gatherings as well. You just let about 3 or more people be gathered to talk and if the conversation somehow slides towards marriage and the next thing will be wishes and prayers for singles to get married…”
What is your take? Do you think Simi’s overreacting? Is marriage the purpose of humanity or the higher calling in Christianity?
Let’s chat in the comment section.
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