Welcome to the restored Seraphic Singles blog!
If you've been following my blogs, you know that I'm not actually Single anymore. While I was hawking the Seraphic Singles book to publishers, I met the man to whom I am now married--one of my readers! I got the news the book was to be published when we were on honeymoon. However, I've made it my mission to continue thinking and writing about the Single Life from a Roman Catholic perspective.
Why? Well, first of all, Single people are interesting. Married people have come to the end of the classic adventure tale: to a certain extent, they settle down, they follow the social structures laid out like a red carpet for married people. But Single people--! Single people are still slashing their way through the jungle, still adventuring, still finding their way into the world.
Second of all, Single people--and I mean really Single people, men and women who always sleep alone--don't get enough positive attention. Oh, sure, the advertisers love you. The dating websites really love you. And, sure, the Church and society have all kinds of activities for you---as long as you're still in school. Out of school? Well, it's a different story.
So this is a blog for those who are Single, for those who sleep alone. I hope to provide you Singles with helpful links, inspiring stories and loads of unsolicited advice. Meanwhile, if past comments boxes are anything to judge by, you are likely to meet a whole host of likeminded Catholic Singles and other Singles of good will.
Just a note about terminology: for the purposes of this blog, there are are Serious Singles and Searching Singles. A Serious Single is a Single person who has made a life choice to be Single--either as an unvowed layman or laywoman, a consecrated virgin or an unmarried, secular priest. A Searching Single is a Single person who is Single and either really, really doesn't want to be or is relatively happy as a Single person but would be just as happy (or happier) if he or she got married one day.
Also for the purposes of this blog, I count divorced people, widows and widowers as Singles. If you are sleeping alone and doing your best to live a life of chastity, as far as I'm concerned, you're a Single of the kind who can profit from Seraphic Singles.