Over the past year, I’ve avoided books on singleness, but Party of One by Joy Beth Smith was a breath of fresh air. Party of One touched on topics that aren’t always discussed within the Church or Christian circles. Unfulfilled desires, sexuality, masturbation, and porn are just a few of the topics Joy Beth discusses in her book. This book wasn’t polluted with Christian cliches’ and nonsense. One thing I enjoyed most about this book is how honest and humorous Joy is about this topic.

Singleness is serious but can be fun too.  

Everyone’s experience with being single is different and unique. I think what separates this book from the rest is it’s a fresh voice. A voice that’s willing to address the difficult and messy parts about singleness. I used to think singleness was meant to prepare us for marriage, but I’m realizing this isn’t always true.

Joy reminds us that our life and significance doesn’t begin on our wedding day.

Marriage is a big deal but so is singleness. We shouldn’t spend our single life preparing for marriage, we should be letting God prepare our hearts to be more Christlike.

I resonated a lot with this book mainly because of my experience with singleness. I recommend this book to any single person who is currently trying to navigate this area of their life with a voice out there reminding us, “Hey, I understand. You’re not alone.”

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