Why is it that only women on the brink of marriage get showered with household appliances, fine china, and Waterford crystal? Bridal showers were originally instituted to help a young woman get her kitchen outfitted with enough gadgets and cookware to prepare a decent dinner for her husband when he returned home from work in the evening. Today, bridal showers have become lavish affairs where guests select an expensive gift from the bride's registry at Pottery Barn or Macy's. (Today's bride registers at both stores.) But again, why is it that only brides-to-be obtain the desires goods for domesticity and dinner parties? Do married women cook more frequently than single women? Do they entertain more? In some cases, yes, but why should single women who do cook and entertain go without the items necessary for doing it well? They shouldn't!
In fact, such thinking applies to much more than dishware. That is because life doesn't begin when you get married. This is your life! You will never find contentment in living for what you hope tomorrow may hold. Contentment is for today.
Lydia Brownback is the author of several books and a speaker at women’s conferences internationally. Her past work includes director of editorial for Crossway’s Book Division; writer-in-residence for Reverend Alistair Begg; and broadcast media manager for Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, where she produced The Bible Study Hourradio program with James Montgomery Boice. Lydia holds degrees from Syracuse University and Westminster Theological Seminary.
“This wonderful little book proves that fine theology obviously is for single women. Every woman who partakes of the truths served here will discover a feast of encouragement that will nourish her soul and enable her to live a life of joy and zealous service.” —Elyse Fitzpatrick, Author of Idols of the Heart
“An encouragement to single women. Fresh and biblically sound, Lydia Brownback’s humor and charming illustrations make the book not only helpful but a joy to read.” —Rosemary Jensen, Former executive director, Bible Study Fellowship International
“Though specifically written for single women, this important book will engage the entire Christian community. Lydia Brownback directs us to Scripture to clarify how we can find contentment regardless of our situation. A superb book.” —Vesta Sproul, Ligonier Ministries