- Faith & Family
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 don’t know what to look for . . . if you’re not careful, you’ll make a mistake and fall into the wrong person’s arms, and give up something too fast,” Vernon said. “I’ll 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 it’s 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 Heard