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David J.
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    Our church is a small church plant founded about 12 years ago with an attendance of about 120 in a semi-rural area. We don’t have an explicitly singles group, but we do have a young adults group that is almost-entirely single. I agree wholeheartedly with Darcy that one of the most important things my church does is treat singles with the same respect as they would married couples and young families. Because of the size of our church and the rural nature of our area, I think we could benefit from a multi-church singles group (or at least offer events for singles, like a hike or cook-out or putt-putt outing).

    I might be in the minority here, but I would actually welcome more “match-making” from mature, respected members of the church. I think many of them may be willing to help orchestrate meetings between us singles, but they may be hesitant to initiate because they don’t want to offend/pressure us or they worry about the repercussions if the relationship doesn’t work out. The (very few) times I have been approached by a potential match-maker with a suggestion, I have always been appreciative. The fact that I have brothers or sisters in Christ thinking and praying for me, and helping “carry my burdens” as I walk through this season, is a great comfort.

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