Models and Ministry with Singles

Jerie Smith

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 10/1/1985

Issue: Gender across Generations (Vol. 5, No 4, Fall, 1985)

Singleness is a birth-to-death issue. We are born single and many of us die alone. We all pass through many stages of singleness in our lives. Even in permanent primary relationships there is aloneness that can lead to loneliness, lack of self esteem, and the lack of security that many singles experience. Indeed, in a culture that soon may be more single that coupled, singles and marrieds may have a lot more to share in common than to separate us into two categories.

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