Last week the Single Roots team published an article titled “7 Ways Married Couples Can Serve Singles in the Church.” Here are the first three tips:
1. Include us in your circle of friends. So often the church segregates us. Sure, we want a strong base of single friends, but we want to be friends with everyone. If we were co-workers, you would probably be our friend regardless of our marital status, so why not be our friend at church, too? We want to learn more about marriage and children by watching you with yours.
2. Invite us over for dinner. This answer came up several times. No, we’re not poor college students who love free food (actually, who doesn’t love free food?), but cooking meals for one and having leftovers for days isn’t all that fun. We love hanging out in your home with your family, too.
3. Make yourself available for accountability or mentoring. If you’re older than us, then we’d love for you to share your wisdom by mentoring us. If you need an accountability partner, consider us. Marital status doesn’t have to be a factor for either of these roles.
Visit Single Roots to read the rest. The article ends with a question:
What other ideas would you suggest to married couples wanting to minister to the single adults in their churches?
What do you think?
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