A good many visits to our marriage counselor and prayer has brought us close, but I find myself knowing that in the golden years certainly one of us will be gone before the other…maybe in full body or maybe just in mind.

Would you have me cry out for permission to alter God’s truth then? For times of sexual longing, I will choose the answer I’m just about to give to you because it’s the only one that’s ever worked.

No doubt you’ve heard the trite phrase, “Singleness is a gift.” It’s only trite because we misunderstand.

(And often those rolling the phrase off their tongues are equally uninformed.

Like trying to read the words of Shakespeare without knowing what they mean, they can’t express it through their interpretation because they have none.

Just hollow words.) The very single Apostle Paul knew what he meant when he called singleness a “gift” in I Corinthians 7:6. ” There are several Greek words that could be translated as gift in English.

To the locals of State College, the Waffle Shop is what Tim Horton’s is to Canadians.

Good morning comfort.) My friend, who like all my older single friends admits she’s still open to marriage if God brings it her way, told me that the simple fact is that her sexual desires rest quietly when her love relationship with Jesus is tended to with passion.

Oh, you can pretend to teach or even pastor a church but there’s a difference between those who fake it and those who are fueled by the Spirit of God. Are you the single woman who is just barely getting by who will become an insignificant spinster one day?

Some are just barely getting by and will fizzle out, their insignificance leaving us with little or no fruit. Or are you the kind that’s more dangerous, leading the lost further into their lostness?

I bumped in to a single friend at the Waffle Shop today.