Sam Allberry joins the crew to discuss his new book, 7 Myths about Singleness. Sam helps to unravel some of the modern assumptions around being single in the church and culture, as well as share his experience of being a single minister.


Intro + the myths about singleness [0:00 – 2:50]

The Bible’s positive view of singleness + the differences between singleness and celibacy [2:50 – 7:15]

Wrestling with the idea of singleness being or not being a gift [7:15 – 10:30]

The modern assumptions influencing the discussion of singleness [10:30 – 14:30]

How singles can have a felt sense of family without a nuclear family of their own [14:30 – 21:25]

The challenges of being a single minister [21:25 – 28:10]

Why singleness is not impossible but also not easy + the difference in challenges facing single men and single women [28:10 – 37:30]

Practical ways singles can have a sense of God’s calling on their life and how the church can help singles [37:30 – 41:15]

Conclusion [41:15 – 42:30]

Resources mentioned:

7 Myths about Singleness

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Posted by Caleb Wait

Caleb Wait (MATS, Westminster Seminary California) is a writer and the producer of Mere Fidelity. He and his wife Kristin have two children and live in Northern California. You can follow him on Twitter @calebwait and he invites you to email him at


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