The recent proliferation of blog posts should signal to you that while ESL is keeping me busy and interested, it is not mentally and emotionally draining while it is intellectually stimulating. (The formula for the mood to write blog posts: busyness of other obligations, engaged with other intellectual topics, residual mental and emotional energy.)
Instead of writing my thoughts in this post, I will instead recommend something for you to listen to. Admittedly, I’ve read enough about singleness, relationships and marriage to consider writing a thesis (though perhaps not a very good one as I lack key experience), and I’ve discussed the topic with enough women that many of the things I’ve read and agreed with are confirmed. So below you can listen to an opinion I nod to without having to read my unsophisticated thoughts.
One important point made is that for some reason glorifying God through career or formal ministry is seen as so so so much more important than glorifying God through marriage and family – disproportionately so. Feel free to post thoughts and opinions below if so desired.
Getting Ready to Get Ready for Marriage – Albert Mohler addresses the need for intentionality in the relationships young people pursue.
[While we’re recommending stuff, Why Conservative Churches Are Growing is also a good read, though on a completely different topic.]