Marrying early, despite no biblical sources to support their premises, is strongly discouraged.
Young women are not urged to marry, but do missions, and if God means for them to have a husband, they’ll find one when the “time is right.” The idea of marriage is then put off indefinitely, with the focus instead on supporting church projects, ministries and outreaches.
Women likewise are more effective caretakers and nurturers because of the experience of raising their own children.
A marriage and family successfully functioning as one cohesive unit provides the skillset needed to run a church as one cohesive unit. That is why he seeks to destroy these cohesive units wherever he can find them.
During the time that I attended a service in Colorado, I noticed a few curious things that had me pondering about the state of Christian singles today and how churches treat them.
And when they stay, they can also be utilized as cheap labor for church projects. We have a culture that promotes and provides an infinite variety of venues for short-term dating, hook-ups and flings, and yet the churches offer virtually nothing to counter that.
But rather than prayerfully consider whether the single is single by the gift of God or is merely existing in an unnatural state, the churches instead exploit them.
Without a spouse or children of their own, such singles offer much time to volunteer and money to give.
May the churches consider their ways before then, and repent accordingly.
This is the real world, there is no doubt about that. In this world, the fates of two people, Tengo and Aomame, are closely intertwined.