OK, it didn’t say the part about the singles. But it might was well have. It had the obligatory cute family that
might not probably almost certainly doesn’t attend that church. And those churches never seem to market to singles. My guess is that they treat them well when they attend and may even have ministries for them, but I prefer one-size-fits-all messages from churches.
I think of things like this when I see church billboards that advertise only to families, as if single people wouldn’t be welcome or wouldn’t want or need the church just as badly.
[A]re singles wrong when they say the church looks so much like a club for families that they don’t feel like they are normal, whole and blessed?…Did Jesus emphasize marriage as we do in most churches? — Robert Spenser
Don’t get me wrong. I think marriage is super important and that Christianity has the best views on it. I think those “shiny happy people” billboards can make people with significant problems think that they won’t fit in. Anyone interested in finding the real God on his terms should be welcomed.
Hat tip: David from Facebook