Does a woman has to celebrate her singleness?


I was reading an interview recently on the website where Mama G ( also known as Susanna ), declared that although men were still making advances on her, she preferred to remain single. She stated that she did not need a man in her life because there is nothing a man can do for her that she cannot do by herself.

This prompted me to ask the question, does a woman has to celebrate her celibacy? For one, some women would agree because they believe if a woman cannot get a husband then why not be happy with her singleness. In the bible, Paul said he preferred to remain single and serve the Lord but if you found that you can not do like him, then go ahead and get married rather than burning with desire. ( 1 Corinthians 7:8 ).

Jesus himself declared in Mathew 19:12 that there are several reasons that men cannot marry: some because they were born that way; others because men made them that way; and others do not get married for the sake of the kingdom of heaven.

It is often believed in christian circles that a woman is not supposed to be single. It is as if she has failed in life if she does not have a husband. But what if she has done everything in her power and the husband is not coming? Does she has to go and surrender a man in the street for him to put a ring on her finger? There is nothing bad if she decides to serve the Lord and remain single just like Paul.

Although no woman likes to remain single, sometimes she can accept her singleness if marriage is not forthcoming. There are a whole lot of women who become widows and single because of no fault of theirs. Some of them have decided they need no man in their lives anymore. They just want to stay single and serve the Lord.

What do you think about this topic? Should a woman be proud of her celibacy?


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