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Should Singles Look for a Spouse or Wait on God?

Air Date July 26, 2014


Should Christian singles actively pursue a spouse—or simply wait for God to provide? This Saturday on Up for Debate, Host Julie Roys explores this issue with pastors and authors Gary Thomas and Eric Ludy. Gary says singles absolutely should seek a godly spouse. But Eric says no: they should wait on God to bring them the perfect mate. Listen and add your thoughts this Saturday at 8 a.m. Central Time on Up for Debate!


Gary Thomas

Gary L. Thomas
Gary holds an MA degree in systematic theology from Regent College, and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Western Seminary. He serves on the teaching team (and as Writer in Residence) at Second Baptist Church, Houston, and is an adjunct faculty member at Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Gary Thomas is the author of 15 books including, “Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?”, “The Sacred Search: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, but Why?”, and the Gold Medallion award winner Authentic Faith. He and his wife Lisa have been married for 30 years and they have three adult children.

Eric Ludy

Eric Ludy
Eric Ludy serves as the President of Ellerslie Mission Society. He is also a teaching pastor at the Church at Ellerslie and the lead instructor in the Ellerslie Leadership Training. Eric is the bestselling author of more than a dozen books and co-authored the widely known classic, When God Writes Your Love Story, with his wife Leslie. Eric and Leslie have a passion for adoption, and have adopted two of their four children. The Ludy family lives in Windsor, Colorado where they enjoy Rocky Mountain sunsets, evening bike rides, and the daily chuckles and adventures that four small children bring.


Roys, Julie (SM)

Julie Roys

Julie Roys has become a trusted voice of biblical wisdom on Moody Radio, earning an audience through her weekly commentaries and appearances on The Morning Ride. Julie came to Moody Radio in 2007, after taking a 13-year hiatus from broadcasting to raise her children and serve in youth ministry. Prior to that, Julie worked as a TV news reporter for a CBS affiliate in Indiana and as a newswriter for WGN-TV and Fox News in Chicago.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Wheaton College and a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University. Julie and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children.

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