Talking about singleness
Nearly all children - and their parents - assume that one day, they will get married - and that is the route to happiness. And for Christians, marriage can be an amazing gift of God, to sustain and nurture us and bring us joy.
But we won’t all marry. And singleness doesn’t need to be just that thing that happens if you don’t get married. How can we talk to our kids about their future and make room for singleness as a fulfilling possibility?
In an episode of the Parenting for Faith podcast, Rachel Turner chatted to Kate Wharton, author of Single-Minded: Being Single, Whole And Living Life To The Full. In this extract, Kate shares a little of her journey, and ideas for helping our children see singleness as a lifepath that can be beautiful, full and rich.