Singled Out by God for Good by Paige Benton Brown
It is FULL of wisdom, truth, and crazy awesome perspective. Here is one great section:
"God will not be less good to me because God cannot be less good to me. It is a cosmic impossibility for God to shortchange any of his children. God can no more live in me apart from the perfect fullness of his goodness and grace than I can live in Nashville and not be white. If he fluctuated one quark in his goodness, he would cease to be God.
Warped theology is at the heart of attempts to "explain" singleness:
- "As soon as you’re satisfied with God alone, he’ll bring someone special into your life”—as though God’s blessings are ever earned by our contentment.
- "You’re too picky”—as though God is frustrated by our fickle whims and needs broader parameters in which to work.
- "Before you can marry someone wonderful, the Lord has to make you someone wonderful"—as though God grants marriage as a second blessing to the satisfactorily sanctified.