“Single adults cannot be seen as somehow less fully formed or realized human beings than married persons because Jesus Christ, a single man, was the perfect man” (Keller, Meaning of Marriage p 195). The early church, then, de-idolized marriage and traditional society and in its place put God. Singleness then is not Plan B. It is not a state of deprivation”.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jesuscreed/2012/05/15/the-goodness-of-singleness/#more-28475

De gave van single zijn (Engels artikel)