I am currently writing a book on living single and the unique blessings that come to us through living the single life and that come through us to others through the way we approach and live out the single life.
As a visually-oriented person who has always been fascinated by typography and text based logos, I was playing around with different thoughts, words, phrases and fonts related to this theme of singleness, and I eventually stumbled upon the image you see here. I am hoping that this, or some improved version, might become a badge of honor at some point for those of us who choose to boldly embrace the single life.
To describe in summary what I believe are the blessings of the single life, I have chosen to lay them out in the vein of one of my favorite movies, Fight Club, as the Rules of SingleLife:
- SingleLife is not LonelyLife
- SingleLife is about intentional community
- SingleLife is freedom to pursue deeper relationship with God
- SingleLife is freedom to take action in pursuit of justice
- SingleLife is accepting a unique call to do “Awesome”
Of course, there are no real rules to the single life, but I hope these serve as a guideline for starting to live a SingleLife with purpose and meaning. These “rules” will hopefully be improved upon over time and I intend to talk about each more specifically over time (and in much more detail in the book).
There is no curse in being single – your family is wherever and with whomever you create community. My hope is that your community not only includes other people but also a deep relationship with God that gives hope, freedom and a passion for justice.
Please leave feedback on any of this – whether you have additional “rules” to add, you love/hate the badge image, you think I’m just another crazy single person trying to compensate for [fill in the blank], etc. I love being single, and am constantly striving to live the SingleLife the way the apostle Paul advocated (I said “striving to” – I am nowhere near there yet) in his letter to the Corinthians:
I wish that all were as I myself am. But each has his own gift from God, one of one kind and one of another.
To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single as I am.
(1 Corinthians 7:7-8)
Join me on this journey of living the SingleLife with purpose!