“Should Christian celibates wear a ring or a similar visible token to show their commitment?” questions one reader of Undividedblog.

Here are a few comments from some Christian celibates (any added comments gratefully received).

Carole

Carole

A reason for … “a reminder to me that I belong to Jesus as a celibate.  It also helps to show I am unavailable in the romantic sphere.” Carole.

A reason for “it helps the opposite sex to know that you are ‘spoken for’.” Paul.

Paul

Paul

A reason for  “a daily reminder of the personal relationship between you and God and your commitment to that (and His commitment to you) – an outward sign sealing the gift.” Hilary.

 A reason against “in this day and age people wear rings for any or no reason and on any finger …. so, as an outward testimony, it probably has little meaning.” Hilary again.

 A reason for …. a reason against ….  “a sacramental-visible signs of invisible grace – that’s a reason for or against depending on your theology!” Wilf

Hilary

Hilary

And finally …  “an individual choice with no compulsion – for some it is a reminder of their commitment, for others it isn’t necessary as it is their lives that matter.” Huw.

Huw

Huw

wilf

Wilf


3 Comments

Ruth · 29/04/2014 at 23:00

I wear a ring because it reminds me that I belong to God. I had a ring and it got lost and I was given an even nicer one by a friend. It’s got stars on it. It is extra special because of the gift from my friend – a gift from God.

Kris . h . h . grey . · 29/09/2014 at 18:29

I wear a sliver wedding ring making it clear for every one to see that I have decided to renounce any possible 2nd time girlfriend or even a wife after my 1st marriage came to a end and have embraced the celibate gift so that I can serve my church hold and God a lot more as a single dad & exs husband now for good – Amen.

Kris . h . h . grey . · 29/09/2014 at 18:33

I wear a sliver wedding ring making it clear for every one to see that I have decided to renounce any possible 2nd time girlfriend or even a wife after my 1st marriage came to a end and have embraced the celibate gift so that I can serve my church house hold and God a lot more as a single dad & exs husband now for good – Amen.

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