OK - just a gentle Pastoral reminder - Christian single people are people too! Those of us who are married need to really work at reaching out in friendship with those who are single. They are just like you and I except without the support of a spouse. Some of them are divorced and carry scars that are deep. Some of them are widowed and carry a different set of hurts. Many deal with the task of being a single parent (wowzers!). Some have never married out of a sense that they should be single (actually God and Paul would commend them in 1 Cor 7). Some are single because the right partner hasn't come around yet. In any case the last thing single people need is the judgmental look from we who are married. Really - they don't have leprosy! One more point - and I will hit this one ever so softly - just because a single gal talks with a married guy does not mean that she is trying to steal the guy from his wife. Also....just because a single guy talks to a married gal doesn't mean he's trying to steal her from her husband. The paranoia here with too many of God's children is sad. The expectation of the NT especially is that we are all brothers and sisters in the Lord. Frankly we do need to be careful when sharing Christian love that we are appropriate. The way I say that here at SVBC is “if you kiss make sure it is a holy kiss!” The last point - Christians who are married and Christians who are single need each other and actually help each other in their faith - but only if both groups see the other group as equal in importance and calling. With the growing number of singles in North America, this issue is important and will only grow in importance. This issue is no doubt close to the heart of God.