Book/Resource of the Month: Single in Church (Myth's and Possibilities) by Aukelien van Abbema
Church leaders: Did you know up to 40% of the population is single? And did you know the vast majority of them rather would want to be married? And did you know that church congregations do not reflect those stats? And that for every 2 or 3 single women in church there is only 1 single man? This is where you as church leaders come in, and the single people entrusted to your pastoral care.
Single people: Have you been told by your church to just ‘pray and wait’? Or worse even, to ‘let it go’? Are you single and finding yourself among a group of single women with no single men in sight? Than this book is for you, and for your pastor!
Single in Church both validates singleness as a complete and whole and potentially happy place to be in, and it points to how a culture of healthy dating is possible in church. It looks to address the gender inequality in churches as well. Aukelien comes up with lots of practical and fun stuff, and ways forward in the area of singleness.
About the Author: Aukelien van Abbema is a psychologist and couples counsellor. She speaks and counsels on the subject of singleness and dating throughout the world and has written multiple books in multiple languages on the subject.
“Aukelien’s heart and passion for single adults is written in every word. At times I felt like she was reading my mind, understanding my own journey as a single adult and my experience in the church. So whether you are a single adult (by your choice or someone else's choice), a leader or pastor (who presently minister's to singles or would like too), this book should not only be read but studied, discussed and an action plan put into practice. A plan to better understand who the single adult is in your church, your community and even your family. A plan on how to reach, love and include them in the whole church.” Kris Swiatocho, Director www.TheSinglesNetwork.org Ministries U.S.A. To Order, Click Here (Note: if you go through smile.amazon, portion of this book sale goes to Kris Swiatocho Ministries)