After a spell of grumbling and complaining at the Zornesâ€™ house, my mom had my sister, Jaclyn, and me make these little craft-paper signs which said, â€œNO GRUMBLIES ALLOWED.â€ We had to put these signs on the different areas of our house where we were most prone to complain. The closet where disorder seemed ever to reign which mom had asked us to clean. The dishwasher and sink where the laborious duty of scrubbing plates and unloading silver-wear was performed. The bathroom where, every week, we were supposed to scrub and clean the shower, toilet, sink and floor. Those signs lingered around the Zornesâ€™ house for quite awhile, if my memory serves me correctly; and they taught me an important lesson in learning how to discern Godâ€™s will for my life.
I love marriage deeply, and every day just grows sweeter! However, this joy and contentment in marriage is built on theÂ bedrock of 25 years of deep joy in singleness. After one of my recent posts on marriage and the beauty of marriage, I promised someone that I would soon write about the glories of singleness. So, here goes! Most people who read this are either married, or will someday get married. I donâ€™t know what the precise percentage is of people who will never get married, but what I do know is that everyone is, for some indefinite season of their life, unmarried. If you happen to be unmarried, I have three things you need to be intentionally doing with your life.