Under No Engagement
When Livingstone’s mission asked for his marriage status, he wrote: “Unmarried: under no engagement related to marriage, never made proposals of marriage, nor conducted myself so to any woman as to cause her to suspect that I intended anything related to marriage.” He did marry, but was only home four of the seventeen years of his married life. “With regard to the question about people who have never married . . . Because of the impending crisis I think it best for you to remain as you are.” (1 Corinthians 7:25a-26) If you are single and content, stay single.