Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Good Side of Convo

First of all, HELLO BLOGGING WORLD. We've been apart for a while. I hate to get you excited for nothing more than a few random thoughts on a convo event, but it is what it is.
Tonight I went to an event for Belmont's second annual Sex & the Soul Week. I approve wholeheartedly of this tradition. Let's talk about the things no one wants to talk about. Let's talk about the things we are supposed to know, but no one ever told us specifically. Several things stuck out to me from tonight's talk. The whole hour was dedicated to celibacy in our culture. The question of the night was "why in the world would God ask us to do this?" I'm guessing most of us have asked ourselves that question at some point. She started by talking about how she came to write a book about this topic. Turns out, she has a similar story to me. She assumed that she would go to college, meet a guy, and get married. She personally added a career as a high school teacher (because it would be easily managed with a family). None of those things have happened. Well, she did teach high school for a bit. The point is she is still single. What do you do with yourself? What do you do with your life? She raised some interesting points about today's church and its view of singles.
Why is it considered abnormal to be single after college? Do you have less value if you have not settled down and produced 2.5 mini-deacons by the age of 26? If not, why do you get "those" looks?

I don't have the answers to these, but I think someone should try to find them.