[Those women] tend to speak more of things that they have in their control, which is their job or their homes or things that they can acquire all by themselves. Ironically, according to the Census Bureau, there are more Christian single men who are marriage-minded than there are Christian single women. A study by the Barna Group shows that they’re not in the pews.
Marriage is one of those rare things that really does take two people. They’re not in churches the way Christian single women are. What would help is if the church and the pastors would speak a unique message to never-married singles to say, “Most of you biblically really are called to marriage.
We’ve made these implications explicit for the sake of narrative clarity and to better convey the meaning of God’s Word.
You can pray boldly, because you're really asking God to give you what He wants you to have.
is translated from Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic texts by Dr. After a dramatic conversion to Christ, Brian knew that God was calling him to go to the unreached people of the world and present the gospel of God’s grace to all who would listen.
Meaning is influenced by culture, background, and many other details.
Just imagine how differently the Hebrew authors of the Old Testament saw the world three thousand years ago from the way we see it today!
Brian Simmons is known as a passionate lover of God.
With his wife, Candice, and their three children, he spent nearly eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant.
The words aren't uttered loudly in many church circles.
They are hushed and spoken only between close friends.
We’re both going into this knowing that we’re committed for life, that we’re both fallen and redeemed, and that at the foot at the Cross, we can make this work.' So lastly, what encouragement do you have for women who have never been kissed, never had a date and are growing weary of waiting? I'd never had a boyfriend until I met Steve [my husband]. The longer I waited, the more terrified I was that it would never happen. Start to pray boldly, passionately and intensely for the men who you know in your church or work.
Pray that they will start to have God's perspective and vision for marriage for their own lives.
After their ministry in the jungle, Brian was instrumental in planting a thriving church in New England (USA) and now travels full-time as a speaker and Bible teacher.