Is it possible to hang out with couples too much? Should singles focus on being around other singles?
Yes. The problem occurs if an individual uses the couple relationship to avoid engaging with his/her life. I believe it’s good to be in community with a wide variety of folks…both singles and couples.
What are the benefits of being in a varied community (singles, marrieds, families)? What are the drawbacks?
I don’t see any drawbacks if a person it’s avoiding their own life. The chief benefit is the broad opportunity for feedback and care.
Ken Edwards is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and has earned a Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling and a Master of Arts in Religious Education of Southwestern Seminary. But his discernment matches his education and for me often the greater gift. He lives with his wife Janet and three children in Franklin, Tennessee. And this is him enjoying what he loves, the mountains in Wyoming. Except he's usually behind the camera. And he has been kind enough to spend Friday’s with us. What he is offering us regarding his time is a gift. I hope we will take advantage of it.
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