Is it just me, or do you guys ever feel like parts of society, especially asian christian communities, tend to emphasize “preparing single women/men for marriage” versus emphasizing the most intimate love we could ever experience with Christ? Maybe that’s why so many people, christian or not, feel that without romance, life is bland, not worth living, etc. we get so hung up. even in the christian communities, we are emphasizing marriage with someone on earth versus the marriage we already have with Christ. That’s agitating.
Singles out there, God is calling you to serve him in your singleness! To love him with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength, and to love your neighbors as yourself— and yes, that means to love yourself with the love that God has for you— to see your worth and your neighbor’s worth firmly grounded in God and not in other things. Let’s stop trying to “search”. Do what it is God has called you to do today, at this very hour, whether it’s showing his love to someone through your words or through your actions. If God calls you to marriage at some point in your life, so be it. If that happens, then you can serve him in marriage with your partner. But right now, focus on how to be a blessing for him in your singleness.