#bookofthemonth : Party of One: Truth, Longing, and the Subtle Art of Singleness by Joy Beth Smith

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Guys, I don't know where I stand with this book. I would give it 3/5 stars.  Joy Beth Smith writes about singleness without dismissing either its difficulties or its joys and in a conversational tone. While there is some wisdom in the book I found a lot of it to be "meh". 

"Did you enter adulthood thinking marriage would naturally find you, only to end up at a second-cousin’s wedding, dodging yet another bouquet the night before you turned thirty? Maybe you’ve started wondering, is this the best the single life has to offer? Joy Beth Smith says it’s not. The single life doesn’t have to be the runner-up version of God’s best. It doesn’t have to leave you constantly waiting for “real life” to begin. Party of One offers a trade: let go of the tired lies weighing you down and turn toward truth. 

Understand that:
You don’t have to be married to be wise. You don’t have to be a mother to have supernatural love. You don’t have to own a home to be hospitable.
Singleness is not meant to be pitied, shamed, fixed, or even ignored. It is to be celebrated.
God doesn’t promise you a husband, but he does promise comfort, intimacy, and satisfaction.
With humor, self-awareness, and been-there perspective, Party of One delves into the insecurities and struggles of singleness and encourages you to find the good, the true, and the beautiful, to dive headfirst into community, and to stop pressing pause on a life you never expected."

Have you read it? What do you think?