“A single man’s life expectancy is equal to the man who smokes two packs of cigarettes a day.”
Hmm, I don’t remember exactly where I read this research result but whenever I think about it, it gives me goosebumps.
“Every cigarette reduces a life of a person by 11 minutes” (US national Library of Medicine).
This too gives me a chill because I know many people who are still smoking cigarette.
Well, putting the above two facts together, we find something like “every year or month, there is a certain amount of health a man loses if he stays single”. Wow, can you just comprehend that?
Most science findings prove that God is Right and God’s ways are the only ways which guarantee health, peace and joy to the heart, mind and soul of a man.
So, again, science in a way is saying that getting married is not a luxury but a necessity for a healthy living. If a man wants to live a health life, he has to get married. It is life threatening for a man to stay single. Do you see that?
And can you just imagine how happy the devil becomes when he sees the man (“the Adam”) he hates passionately dying before his eyes without the devil doing anything to him? Yes, he is happy. He wants to see all “the Adams” choosing to stay single because that is where he finds them all in the right place to make them useful for NOTHING!
If you are a single man reading this, be a celibate if that is the call you received from the LORD. If that is not the case, get married as soon as you can. But remember, marriage can also kill you faster than singleness unless you do marriage
wisely. Pursue a woman for your own goodness; not so she will take care of you but so you will take care of her and die for her. Yes, that is your call! It is following your call that gives you purpose in life and health, joy and long life.
Otherwise you will be on your way which seems right to you but leads to death (Proverbs 16:25). It is by choice you can be foolish or wise. Choose to be wise.
Listen what the Word says:
“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
But a wise man is he who listens to counsel.” (Proverbs 12:15) ///
P. S. Amazingly enough, what the research results prove to be true about a single man can’t be applied to a single woman because single woman in one way or the other receives societal support even when she is single. Her life quality may not be as good as a married woman but her life expectancy may not be affected as much. These also tell us that a man sure needs a “helper”, and a woman only finds meaning to her life when she marries and becomes a crown of her husband (Proverbs 12:4).