The One Night Stand for Singles

caines | 1/4/2012, 7:30 a.m.

Seminar offers advice for lonely Christians

Were you single while you rang in the New Year but made a resolution that 2012 would be the year that you would find a loving companion?Well to help singles seeking mates start off the year on the right foot, Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church (MBC) is hosting a free seminar, The One Night Stand for Singles, featuring Rev. R.A. Vernon, the author of the 10 Rules of Dating, on Friday, Jan. 6th. Most singles dont know what to look for . . . if youre not careful, youll make a mistake and fall into the wrong persons arms, and give up something too fast, Vernon said. Ill show you the proper way of things to look for before you hook-up with anybody. The senior pastor of The Word Church in Cleveland has been touring the country to promote the book and give advice to Christian singles about how to successfully navigate the dating scene. Reverend Jeremy Upton, the senior pastor of Sweet Home MBC felt that the seminar with its message for singles of all ages was timely. Most church programs are geared towards the family, but there are unique needs that singles face that are often left unaddressed, Upton said. From knowing what type of person is compatible for you, to using the Internet to find companionship, to the rates of sexually transmitted diseases, to even dealing with abusive behaviors such as stalkers, single people today have their hands full. I think it takes a lot for a single adult to find a connecting point but its not always being addressed in a practical way, he said. The One Night Stand for Singles will begin at 8 p.m. at Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, located at 10701 SW 184th St., Perrine. By Kaila Heardkheard@miamitimesonline.com