How do they really feel about the Singles group? It's hard to say. On a large church campus with many new classrooms, an outstanding view and a beautiful new sanctuary, in an area that looks like they could be running a retreat house, the Singles Group meets on alternating Sundays in the basement of the Old Church Sanctuary built in the 1970s where the high school group used to meet. And in fact, some of them were in that high school group. Yes, someone had a brilliant idea of what to do with the singles too old for the Young Adult group; hide them. What singles? And yet, there in that room, we were told there would be a Christian Comedian to come and talk about dating. I asked, "Oh wait, you mean to make it funnier than it already is?" The whole room laughed. My prediction is that it will be Kerri Pomarolli who used to be on Leno. She got married at the ripe OLD age of 30. I'm sort of on the cusp of the two groups. I turned to the woman next to me:
Savvy: Wait, are they having someone talk about dating because they actually want us to date?
Leader: Yes. They even want us married!
Savvy: What? No I kissed dating goodbye?
Leader: Oh, you missed our big singles retreat. We talked about how you actually DON'T have to be content with being single and that it's OK to be actively seeking a spouse.
Savvy: You don't say. Wow. This is revolutionary. (And a big in your face to half of the people who have given me some seriously dumbass advice.) And then there was the friend who told me to find a hobby. A woman at the table who was in her 40s and had been married had never heard of I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Thank God that evil poison of a book hasn't spread to everyone.
Savvy: I hate that book. It was written by a teenager for teens, not by someone who has actually been truly single. He didn't and still doesn't know what's really out there.
Joshua Harris, I double DOG dare you to read my blog.