FamilyLife Today® Podcast

Contentment In Singleness

with Sam Allberry | August 11, 2021
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Is it okay to be single? Is Christ truly enough? Sam Allberry affirms that our relationship with God does not depend upon our marital status.

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  • Dave and Ann Wilson

    Dave and Ann Wilson are hosts of FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program. Dave and Ann have been married for more than 38 years and have spent the last 33 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway since 1993 and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country. Cofounders of Kensington Church—a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend—the Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released book Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019). Dave is a graduate of the International School of Theology, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. A Ball State University Hall of Fame quarterback, Dave served the Detroit Lions as chaplain for 33 years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active alongside Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small-group leader, and mentor to countless wives of professional athletes. The Wilsons live in the Detroit area. They have three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

Is it okay to be single? Is Christ truly enough? Sam Allberry affirms that our relationship with God does not depend upon our marital status.

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Contentment In Singleness

With Sam Allberry
August 11, 2021
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Bob: I imagine that most of you, who are listening today, are like me. You’re not single; you’re married; and yet, you know singles—people at church, people in your neighborhood, or in your workplace—so let me talk to us first. I think it’s important for us to think rightly about singleness and God’s design for this. I think this is where Sam’s book can be helpful for us; and I think we need to be inviting singles we know into the larger community of faith, into our homes, and to be a part of our extended family.

Then let me talk to those of you, who are listening, who are single. I hope this conversation between Dave and Ann and Sam Allberry has been helpful for you; and I hope you’ll get copies of Sam’s book, which is titled 7 Myths about Singleness. It’s a book we have in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. I think it will help you think rightly about where you are in life right now and how you can maximize your singleness for God’s glory.

You can find out about Sam’s book when you go to our website, which is Again, the title of the book is 7 Myths about Singleness by Sam Allberry. Order it from us online at, or call to order at 1-800-FL-TODAY; 1-800-358-6329; that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY.”

Now, let me take just a minute and say, “Thank you,” to those of you who have helped make today’s program possible. Conversations like the one we’ve listened to today are not possible without listeners like you who step forward and help fund the production and syndication of this daily radio program/this podcast. Some of you, who are regular listeners, are monthly Legacy Partners with us; some of you donate from time to time. Whatever’s the case, you helped make today’s program possible; and we want to say, “Thank you for that.”

We want to talk to those of you, who are regular listeners, who have never made a donation. How about helping us make tomorrow’s program possible? You can do that by making a donation today. You can go to to donate, or you can call 1-800-FL-TODAY to donate. When you do, we’d love to send you, as a thank-you gift, a couple of books we’ve talked about this week from Matt and Lisa Jacobson. One book is 100 Ways to Love Your Son; the other book is 100 Ways to Love Your Daughter. These are practical suggestions for how we can be expressing love to our children. The books are our thank-you gift to those of you who can help donate today.

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We hope you can join us, again, tomorrow when we’re going to talk to someone who is in a season of singleness right now as a result of tragic events. Jonathan Pitts lost his wife, Wynter, a number of years ago. He joins us to talk about living through what he calls his Wynter Season. I hope you can tune in for that tomorrow.

On behalf of our hosts, Dave and Ann Wilson, I’m Bob Lepine. We’ll see you back tomorrow for another edition of FamilyLife Today.


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