My friends and I often joke that we should create an entire blog detailing our adventures in dating. I even have an entire series (in my head) devoted to online dating, including a four-part section about the male profile picture. (Guys, don’t embarrass your family by posting a shirtless photo of yourself in the bathroom mirror with a scowl. Your mama raised you better than that, and your daddy would disown you if he knew.)
And, while all of that is definitely funny (or sad or humiliating, depending on your perspective), it’s not all that we’re about at SingleRoots.
We don’t think community is truly rooted in:
Swapping bad dating stories or sharing advice on how to navigate the treacherous waters of the dreaded singles’ ministry,
Wallowing in self-pity or loathing our present lot in life.
We also feel quite certain that community isn’t rooted in talking down to or preaching at each other, as if any of us have our lives figured out.
But we do know that community develops when people are transparent about their struggles and when they exhort each other to live lives that are worthy of the calling they have received in Christ Jesus.
That’s the kind of community we want to be a part of.
And that’s our prayer for SingleRoots.
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