I remember from my college days a skit performed at a Campus Crusade for Christ conference. The girls in the skit did a parody of Bill Bright’s Four Spiritual Laws tract.
For those familiar with the tract that teaches about God’s wonderful plan for our lives, someone came up with the idea that the single Campus Crusade girls had a wonderful plan for the lives of the single guys: marriage. It was a well-done, thought-out skit aimed obviously at getting the single guys in the room to notice the single women and to, well, propose to them.
The girls didn’t plan on the guy in the skit asking them how their “plan” fit into the Apostle Paul’s admonition in 1 Corinthians 7:7. The laughter in the room, particularly from the guys, was loud.
Driving them off…
While the Bible clearly teaches that Christ will return for His church and likens the return to a wedding ceremony by referring to the church as His “bride,” it stymies me as to how some folks can compare this to Christ’s relationship with single women on an individual basis.
I’ve actually heard single women claim that Christ is their husband, as if that’s supposed to offer some sort of comfort to single women longing to be married.
As a single guy it’s a huge turn-off!
For starters ladies, announcing that you’re married (at least to the honest single guys out there) is like wearing a very large wedding ring. We get the picture! You’re off limits!
Implied in this premise is a bit more insidious and somewhat insulting.
Trying to attract “the good guys” out there, while dating the not-so-good guys isn’t the answer either. I’ve seen that first hand, and have heard people actually question women as to their choices. But I digress…
The honest Christian man will admit that he’s not perfect, and in fact is likely far from it. If he’s also honest with himself and others, he’ll admit that his pursuit of perfection (God calls this holiness) is very real, even though he hasn’t yet attained it. Single Christian women claiming Christ as their “husband,” spiritually speaking or otherwise, imply that no human male is good enough for them to marry. And so, we move on.
- Marriage As Commitment, Not Achievement (melissadereberry.wordpress.com)
- The Good Christian Girl (elizabethsjourneyhome.wordpress.com)
- To All The Ladies (singularspectrum.wordpress.com)