Church, Singles, and the Idolatry of Marriage with Joy Beth Smith

by Alex Reiman and Jason Duncan

Joy Beth Smith is a managing editor with Christianity Today and releasing her new book “Party of One” this week! She comes on the show and enlightens us on the church’s failing when it comes to interacting with single people. She rightly points out how the church is steeped in the idolatry of marriage both in doctrine and in practice, and how the prosperity gospel is still alive and terrible in the single world. Joy Beth also has a bold and powerful call to the unmarried: Don’t wait until marriage! While Party of One may be written for single women in the church who are desiring marriage, it’s full of insight for the married and how we can minister to one another despite our marital status. This interview was a blast, we hope you enjoy! Grab a copy of “Party Of One” today! Available through Nelson publishing, Amazon (, or wherever fine books are sold!

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