The Smug Marrieds Versus The Singletons

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I hear that in My Church the young marrieds do not talk or mix much with the single people. I have no great experience of this phenomenon but I suspect it is true.

I used to be a Smug Married myself so I should not be one to cast stones. What I do hear is that there are many unhappy marriages in the church. The beaming pictures in the church directory may not tell the full story but that is hearsay.

Another friend thinks that all these couples should read Paul David Tripp’s book Lost in the Middle, which appears to be about midlife crises. The book’s blurb says: “As we grow older, we tend to look back on life and have regrets. We realize we’re not the person we once wanted to be. It’s easy to get discouraged and lose our way. But with Christ, you don’t have to be afraid of life. Don’t get lost in the middle of your own story.”

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