One by One by Gina Dalfonzo, Free Promo Pack for CAPC Members
A promo pack for Gina Dalfonzo’s book, One by One: Welcoming the Singles in Your Church, is graciously available free to Christ and Pop Culture members until September 20, 2017, from Baker Publishing Group.
umans may be social creatures, but we could use some help when it comes to relating to Others. Others–capital O—are the people who are not like us. It could be different in terms of language or culture or gender or profession or politics or age or faith or whatever. Differences cause humans social distress. And social distress can lead to insensitive comments that widen the gap between them. One difference in particular that immediately calls awkwardness to the table is marital status. Singles often feel like the odd ones out in social settings, and marrieds aren’t quite sure how to relate to those who haven’t yet found their better half.
You might think these differences and distances fade within Christian circles, where supposedly “there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:28). Sadly, singles often feel even greater distance within the Church, where mixed up theology and outdated social norms make for some painful conversation. And this is why Gina Dalfonzo wrote One by One: Welcoming the Singles in Your Church. She brings a fresh perspective, helping us all understand that differences in marital status do not need to divide our company—especially in the Church. Christians, both married and single, should read this book to discover ways that we can find greater unity as a whole. If unity and edifying community is to be found anywhere, it seems the Church should be it.