Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century

Now and Not Yet Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty First Century Nine out of ten young women say they re hoping for marriage but three out of ten women are still single at thirty The difference between life here and life hoped for can be disillusioning a

  • Title: Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century
  • Author: Jennifer A. Marshall
  • ISBN: 9781590526491
  • Page: 266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Nine out of ten young women say they re hoping for marriage, but three out of ten women are still single at thirty The difference between life here and life hoped for can be disillusioning a

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    1. Reviewer's note: I haven't read a book in this genre (Christian Living) in a while so it's really hard to connect to this kind of literature AGAIN once you've open up yourself into reading other genres, that's a personal opinion, maybe that's just me struggling through life hahaha. Okay, let's go let's do this shit.I know God has a purpose for everyone, I believe in God okay, so don't be bitchy about my review of this book. And swearing and loving God has no connection at all. He loves me just t [...]

    2. It was an encouraging book for me. I chose to read it over the holiday season because that's one of the times I most feel lonely because I don't "have someone" - and Christmas and New Years become all about the relationships with significant others. It did help to read some of the thoughts from people the author spoke to or had contact with - including people my own age or older. Generally these types of books that I"ve read in the past focus on people in their mid 20's. This had a better age ra [...]

    3. This book takes a look at singleness today for those in their twenties and thirties who never thought that they would be single at their age. This book is only targeted to single women who had never married not those who find themselves widowed or divorced at this age. The suggestions are good to be heeded by today's single woman since it is easy for us to either not go to church or hang out in the singles ministry which is very similar to the youth ministry.

    4. The first few chapters were good. Then the tone changed and I felt like I was reading a textbook. It's very scholarly writing with religious comments thrown in, but it's not like other books that are encouraging and uplifting. I also felt the ending could have been handled better, leaving a more positive/memorable feeling with the reader. Overall, not horrible, but not great either.

    5. great read for women who thought they'd have it all "figured out" by now, by the time you're almost thirty, mostly focuses on relationships and how to make the most of the time "in between" where God has you, in the time between singleness and possible marriage.

    6. I liked the point she makes about not putting your singleness ahead of G-d. If we put all our focus on how we're not married, how can we ever be content in all circumstances?

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