Years ago, before I met Holly, I was very concerned to be married. I didn’t like being single. I thought that marriage was necessary–something I needed to “get on with my life”. It was a consuming concern. Paul’s letter to Corinth was a turning point for me. The Lord used it to convince me that marriage was good, but so was singleness. True success and happiness has nothing to do with marital status. It is a function of knowing Christ. In 1977, James Dobson founded “Focus on the Family”. I have great respect for his radio program and ministry. I wonder, however, whether the scripture ever lets us FOCUS on the family as the real answer for life’s questions. While the Bible speaks to marriage, singleness, divorce and sex, the central issue for us all (whatever our circumstance) is the Lord. The time is short, says Paul in 1 Corinthians 7:29. Not marriage, not sorrow, not joy, not possessions is the center and secret to life. Christ is.