Singles at the crossroads : a fresh perspective on Christian singleness / Albert Y. Hsu.

"Nearly half of today's adult population is unmarried. But most churches emphasize marriage and family, leaving many Christian singles feeling like marginalized, second-class citizens. Many suspect they would be more acceptable to the church - and God - if they "settled down" and got married. Albert Hsu challenges this point of view. Christian singles need neither more how-to books for meeting the perfect mate nor trite advice on suffering through the single life. What is lacking is a truly Christian understanding of singleness - what it means to be single and Christian. Hsu suggests that a balanced, biblical view is one that honors singleness as a status equal to marriage. Moving beyond pat answers, this book debunks the myth of the "gift of singleness"; works through issues of discerning God's will as a single; explains why searching for "the right one" can be misguided and even unbiblical; grapples with loneliness, aloneness, community, dating and sex; gives practical guidance for temptations singles face; and provides questions for individual or group study." --From book back

Hsu, Albert Y., 1972-

Albert Y. Hsu is senior editor for IVP Books at InterVarsity Press, where he acquires and develops books in such areas as culture, discipleship, church, ministry and mission. He earned his PhD in educational studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Al is the author of Singles at the Crossroads, Grieving a Suicide and The Suburban Christian. He has been a writer and columnist for Christianity Today and served as senior warden on the vestry of Church of the Savior in Wheaton, Illinois. He and his wife, Ellen, have two sons and live in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Why This Book?

1 Where Singles Are Today

2 A Brief History of Singleness

3 The Myth of the Gift

4 The Issue of God’s Will

5 Freedom and Opportunity

6 From Loneliness to Solitude

7 From Aloneness to Community

8 Rethinking Romance

9 Temptations Singles Face

Epilogue: A Vision for the Future

Appendix: John Stott on Singleness.



Singles at the crossroads : a fresh perspective on Christian singleness / Albert Y. Hsu.








194 pages : illustrations. ; 14 x 21 cm.


248.84 .H78 1997