Single and Satisfied: A Grace-Filled Calling for the Unmarried Woman

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Nancy Wilson


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Nancy Wilson has been a pastor's wife and homemaker in Moscow, Idaho for more than thirty years. She is the author of a number of books including The Fruit of Her Hands, Building Her House, and Praise Her in the Gates, and a regular contributor to She and her husband Douglas have three children and seventeen grandchildren, which makes for some crazy Sabbath dinners.

AUTHOR: Nancy Wilson

PAGE COUNT: 126 pages

SIZE: 5.50x8.50"

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN 10: 1952410975

ISBN-13: 9781952410970

PUB. DATE: March 29, 2021

EDITION: 2nd edition of Why Isn't a Pretty Girl Like You Married?

Media: Audiobook

This is the second and revised edition of Why Isn't a Pretty Girl Like You Married?


"Yes, I'm single . . . feel free to comment."

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Single women can sometimes be magnets for awkward questions, especially within the church community.

What do you do with your life if you're not married? With an emphasis on strong marriages and biblical childrearing, unmarried women in the church can begin to think that they are somehow on the sidelines.

But this is not the case. In this helpful volume, Nancy Wilson provides straightforward counsel and encouragement for those struggling with "the wait."

She addresses practical concerns like building a career but focuses more specifically on important relational issues such as interacting with competitive women, respecting your parents even after you've left their home, establishing standards for male friends, and keeping the right outlook on your life. Whether a woman is called to singleness for a short time or for her whole life, she is called to be fruitful in God's kingdom.

This is the second and revised edition of Why Isn't a Pretty Girl Like You Married?

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What People Are Saying:

"If you're a single Christian woman worried and frustrated by your present marital status you need to read this book. I have read my share of those 'singleness is a gift' books (and it is!) but Nancy Wilson approaches it from a fresh perspective, is terribly witty and completely straightforward with her readers. You will be laughing your way through each chapter, and come away feeling refreshed and encouraged as a single woman of God. Read it!" -Kayla

"You are not at a useless awkward stage, you are a woman of God with a calling!" -Bethany

"This is one book that I found incredibly encouraging. It is full of great advice that I'm sure I will continue looking to throughout my life as a single woman." -Rachael

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
Maria B.

Single and Satisfied: A Grace-Filled Calling for the Unmarried Woman

Floriana B.

Single and Satisfied: A Grace-Filled Calling for the Unmarried Woman

Eyoome A.
Unfortunate title, GREAT book!

I listened to this book on the Canon+ app. For the longest time, I avoided this book because of the title. I didn’t want to hear another “singleness is a gift” message when I genuinely want to be married (and not in some idolatrous way- but in the way that I recognise what marriage is and what marriage is for and as a Christian, wanting to do that in obedience to God). Anyway, I eventually thought well, let’s hear what Nancy Wilson has to say, and I finally listened to the book on a long drive somewhere and boy oh boy had I been missing out! This book is a treasure! One of, if not the most helpful book I’ve read on the subject. As an unmarried young lady, I was exhorted by her practical application of God’s word on what to do in my current state of being unmarried in order to grow in the Lord, and build myself up for what’s coming so I can succeed and honour God in every way, and hopefully someday as a wife. I also very much appreciated her advice on some issues such as answering people’s questions who are curious on why you’re unmarried, how to accept or kindly reject invitations by young men, parental involvement and honouring parents, the importance of physical beauty too, being realistic etc etc. I loved this book.
One more word about the title. I know it wasn’t just me. After listening to the book, I encouraged a friend to read it and she, just like me pushed back because of the title. But after reading it she told me how much she enjoyed it and what an encouragement it was. Please change the title if you can- The book really urges unmarried people to continue to build God’s kingdom in their covenant community as they wait for marriage and addresses many practical issues for unmarried people from a biblical standpoint. This is not a book for people who truly have the gift of celibacy.
Also I love her take in the introduction about the word “single”. There is no such thing as single. We’re all in a family- whether it is your family of origin through the marriage covenant, or the covenant family of God through your baptism. I wish she would have stuck to that and used the term unmarried throughout the book. Loved the book. Highly highly recommend it. Don’t let the title out you off.

Sigourney G.
Loved it!

It’s the best book I’ve read on singleness. I recommended it to a friend because I found it so helpful. I also think even married women can learn from Nancy Wilson in this book.

Becca H.
A library necessity

Whether you're married, single, widowed, 16, or 61, you must read this book.

Cyndi W.

Single and Satisfied: A Grace-Filled Calling for the Unmarried Woman

Nicki H.
Single and satisfied

This is what I’ve been looking for a long time. Someone to speak into my life as a single woman and giving me concrete ways to be satisfied in my singleness. Also getting myself prepared to be married was very eye opening. So thank you Nancy Wilson thank you.

Margaret O.

Excellent book!!

Excellent for a gift!

I read the title out loud and had an unmarried friend tell me it sounded like a great book. After reading the first two chapters online, I agreed and bought it for her for Christmas. The packaging was nice too. Didn’t even have to wrap it.

Jessica H.
It is edifying!

I bought this book for my friend and I to go through together, we are about half way through it and loving it.
It is reminding us where our focus needs to be, and what our perspective and our attitudes as unmarried Christian woman ought to be.

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