19 Apr '16, 6pm

"When people encounter Jesus, they don’t all walk away to pursue the exact same lifestyle" @ShaneClaiborne https://t.co/KyKhihwLHT

"When people encounter Jesus, they don’t all walk away to pursue the exact same lifestyle" @ShaneClaiborne https://t.co/KyKhihwLHT

Well, its funny because after I got married, people kept quoting my book [The Irresistible Revolution] to me, and I thought, well, maybe I need to go back and read what I wrote! (laughter) So I went back and read it and everything I wrote, I still feel so passionately about—for example, that our deepest longing is not for sex but for love and that what we really long for is community. You can live without sex, but you can’t live without love. That’s something I’ve learned from my celibate friends. I’ve also learned that, in a sense, you’re not ready to married until you’re comfortable being alone. In other words, I don’t need another person to make me whole or to complete me. I think that’s a healthy attitude to have. On the other hand, I still believe there is tons of work to do in the Church, and the world in general, to support celibate singles. So many champions of our...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/ask-shane-claiborne-response

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