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For those interested in further reading, Valerie Y.
Bernard-Allan’s 2016 Ph D thesis, “It Is Not Good to Be Alone; Singleness and the Black Seventh-day Adventist Woman,” provides a good complement to Walker’s book.
As a former newspaper reporter, she was honored by her peers with eleven journalism awards, including first place news writing for The Texas Press Association.
She was a humor columnist for The 1960 Sun in Houston.. She left her job as a journalist in 2008 to write novels fulltime.
While almost two-thirds of her female respondents would only marry a Christian, only half of the men felt the same way.
As she puts it: [W]hat arises swiftly and awkwardly is a maths problem: if only half of Christian men insist on a partner of the same faith, that means only one-sixth (16-and-two-thirds %) of Christian men in total share the same conviction as almost half ([or] 45%) of Christian women.
Central among the themes Walker reports is a tendency to view marriage as the natural and ideal outcome of (almost) every Christian life.
For the most part, she reserves her criticism for Christians’ flawed reading of the Bible—and certainly, our spiritual forefathers sinned no less than we today.Yes, for every hundred Christians, 16-and-a-bit men and 45 women have “same faith” as a nonnegotiable.And that’s assuming all these hundred Christians are single!Much of the book reports the results of Walker’s survey, which encompassed a sizeable but somewhat homogenous group.Women vastly outnumbered men (71 percent to 26 percent; some didn’t answer this question) and less than 2 percent identified as Catholic, apparently none as Orthodox.
If many of us won’t ever marry, the church needs to reframe how we connect the life of faith to the life of marriage.