the idol you didn’t know you had [resources]

Previously, I shared with you and introduction to idols, the idol in my life for so many years, scripture referencing idol worship, and some ways to help you identify idols in your life.

Here are a list of idols I think are consuming Christians these days. This is not an exhaustive list, just some of the top. I am not, however, going to give you information from myself, because I am HIGHLY unqualified to do so. Here is a list of resources from around the internet world:

Idols in General

Food

Self-worth, Image

Money

Power

Spirituality

LISTEN – These are resources you can listen to rather than read:

Single – for those that are and those that aren’t

There are two types of people in this world – single people and not-single people.

Too simple? Ridiculous, I know.

The other day my friend and roommate sent a couple articles about singleness in the church:

Then there are these others articles which speak to the truth about singleness and using this “status” as a way to glorify God:

There are so, so many more. What I’ve found since my college years, is that no matter my relationship status, I have always been single, as in unmarried. And while we unmarried folk need you married folk just like we need older and younger folk, we need each other, too. I think there is great growth that can come from those unlike us but also from those in similar seasons as our own.

I think my church overlooks the young single in our church and I think that is unfortunate. I went to an event recently where the speaker talked about the great opportunity single people have, and I agree. There are so many less obligations – your schedule is your own and you can form it to be whatever you’d like. That might not always be the case.

This season of being unmarried is nothing new – maybe it’s a season, maybe it’s my life forever, I have no idea. But I do believe those unmarried need to rethink how they view singles and treat them, especially in the church. I also think those of us who are unmarried need to embrace this time and relish it in.