On my facebook page, about 3/4 of the way down the “about me” panel, is a small heart next to the words “married to Kimberly.” Mark Zuckerberg correctly has ascertained that my relationship status is a part of what defines me.
I have been married longer than I’ve had an email address, so my status online has never included “single.” I can only imagine the stress dating in a .com age creates (can you say “facebook official”?). However, this is part of today’s culture, and I have great respect for my friends who are currently navigating these waters.
Further, it is more complicated today than ever before to talk about relationships, marriage and sexuality. Last summer I was on the OU campus and saw students at an event wearing name tags that included a spot for students to declare their preferred pronoun (regardless of gender). We are living in a brand new age.
As followers of Christ, how do we navigate the questions of singleness, marriage, and everything in between? Over the next 4 weeks at Wildwood Community Church Pastor Bruce Hess and I will be preaching a new series on these topics – called “Relationship Status.” In this series we will be covering:
- February 11 – Relationship Status: Single (Mark Robinson preaching)
- February 18 – Relationship Status: Married (Bruce Hess preaching)
- February 25 – Relationship Status: Questions “in Between” (Mark Robinson & Bruce Hess)
- March 4 – Relationship Status: The marriage you want with the person you are committed to (Mark Robinson preaching)
NOTE: The content of the February 25 message may be best suited for people Middle School aged or older, as we will be tackling some questions of sexuality in the service. Think of this as a “PG” rated sermon. If you have a question you would like Pastor Bruce or I to address in this sermon, please let us know by submitting your question via the confidential form found at wildwoodchurch.org/relationshipstatus
Hope to see you this Sunday as we look at being Single from a Christian perspective. Three services this weekend: 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 AM.