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This resource list has been compiled by our Singleness Seminar Committee for our Connected Seminar held on January 17-18, 2020. A PDF download of this list is also available.

If you have any questions regarding this document or the Connected Seminar Series, email Krista Meyer, our Pastor of Family Ministries.

Podcasts

- Myths on Singleness with Sam Alberry on The Gospel Coalition podcast

Articles

Did Paul Prefer Singleness? by Thomas Schreiner

- Where Are All the Single Pastors? by Sam Allbery

- 9 Ways to Pastor Single Christians Longing for Marriage by Matt Smethurst 

- Does Singleness Require a Special Calling? by Sam Allbery

- When the Not-Yet Married Meet: Dating to Display Jesus by Marshall Segal

- Single, Satisfied, and Sent: Mission for the Not-Yet-Married by Marshall Segal

- Singleness Is Not a Problem to Be Solved by Stacy Reaoch

- Pastoring While Unmarried by Sam Allberry

- John Stott on Singleness by John Stott and Al Hsu

- Marriage Is Very Good. Singleness May Be Even Better by Marshall Segal

- Folding Singles into Family in the Life of the Church by Sean DeMars

- Using the Holidays to Host Singles by Andy Johnson

- How the Teachings of Emotional Purity and Courtship Damage Relationships by Darcy

Videos

The Benefits of Honoring Singleness by Sam Allbery

How Both Singleness and Marriage Testify to the Gospel by Sam Allbery 

The Mingling of Souls by Matt and Lauren Chandler

The Sacred Search - Faithlife Video Study with Gary Thomas 

Biblical Sexuality in the Song Of Songs with Tremper Longman III

Books  

- 50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood by John Piper and Wayne Grudem

 

Dating

- The Sacred Search by Gary Thomas (OliveTree, Logos, Kindle)

- True Love Dates by Debra Fileta (Kindle)

 

General Singleness

- 7 Myths About Singleness by Sam Allberry (Free PDF Excerpt, Kindle)

 

Purity

- Soul Virgins: Redefining Single Sexuality by Doug Rosenaua and Michael Todd Wilson (Kindle)

- God Loves Sex: An Honest Conversation About Sexual Desire And Holiness by Dan Allender and Tremper Longman III (Logos, Kindle

 

Satisfaction as a Single

- Not Yet Married: The Pursuit of Joy in Singleness and Datingby Marshall Segal (Free PDF, Kindle)

 

Divorce/Remarriage (NT Teaching About)

- And Marries Another: Divorce and Remarriage in the New Testament by Craig Keener (Logos)

 

Loss of a Spouse

- Her Grief Was Heard by Cady Patterson

 

Worth/Value as a Single

- Redeeming Singleness: How the Storyline of Scripture Affirms the Single Life by Barry Danylak (Logos, Kindle, Free PDF of the 1st chapter)

 

Looking Towards Marriage

- The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Tim and Kathy Keller (Kindle, Logos)

- The Mingling of Souls: God's Design for Love, Marriage, Sex, and Redemption by Matt Chandler (Kindle, Logos)

 

Recovering From Purity Culture

- Courtship In Crisis: The Case For Traditional Dating by Thomas Umstattd Jr.

 

Sermons

Biblical Man/Womanhood

- A Beautiful Design series by Matt Chandler 

 

Dating

- Beautiful By Design | Biblical Dating Seminar by Leonce Crump Jr.

 

Singleness

- To the Unmarried I say… by Sam Storms

- Let’s Talk about Singles by Matt Chandler

- Controversial Singleness by Jon Tyson

The Controversial Jesus series also has a few other sermons that pertain to singleness and sexuality.

 

Divorce

- Jesus and Paul on Divorce and Remarriage part 1 and 2 by Sam Storms