Why Isn’t a Pretty Girl Like You Married
… And Other Useful Comments
Yes, I’m single . . . feel free to comment.
Single women can sometimes be magnets for awkward question — especially within the church community. With an emphasis on strong marriages and biblical childrearing, unmarried women in the church can begin to think that they are somehow on the sidelines. But this is not the case.
In this helpful volume, Nancy Wilson provides straightforward counsel and encouragement for those struggling with “the wait.” She addresses practical concerns like building a career but focuses more specifically on important relational issues such as interacting with competitive women, respecting your parents even after you’ve left their home, establishing standards for male friends, and keeping the right outlook on your life.
Whether a woman is called to singleness for a short time or for her whole life, she is called to be fruitful in God’s kingdom.
About the Author
Nancy Wilson is a pastor’s wife and homemaker in Moscow, Idaho. She writes a column for women in Credenda / Agenda magazine and teaches literature at Logos School, also in Moscow. She is also the author of several other Christian books, notably: Praise Her in the Gates, Building Her House, Learning Contentment and Virtuous. Nancy and her husband, Douglas, have three grown children.
Table of Contents
- Why Isn’t a Pretty Girl Like You Married?
- Is This an Affliction?
- Unmarried Women in the Covenant Community
- Headship Questions
- Is This Really God’s Best?
- Don’t Be a Basket Case
- Don’t Pretend to be Happy
- Cheerfulness is Good Medicine
- Dressing With a Worldview
- What Kind of Man Are You Looking For?
- Guard Your Heart
- Are You Desirable?
- Loving the Brothers
- Loving the Competition
- Setting Standards of Personal Holiness
- Culture Building and the Unmarried Woman
- Beauty in Your Home
- What About a Career?
- No Regrets