The maker of a new documentary film is hoping to give the church a fresh perspective on what it's like to be a single adult.
"Single Creek" looks at single adults of all ages and from all walks of life, including the divorced, widows, single parents, the never marrieds and former homosexuals.
It has been produced by non-profit organization Lifestreams Media and will air this summer on two national TV networks, NRB and the Hope Channel.
Producer and Director Chris Lang wants to give a voice to the more than 100 million single adults in the U.S. and challenge the "stigma of singleness" in the church.
"If I hadn't experienced a divorce, this movie might never have been made," he said.
"I witnessed God create something redemptive and healing out of something that was broken. The way we handle disappointments determines the quality of life we live and our impact on culture.
"That's why this film speaks to married people too."
Troy Miller, president of NRB Network, said that single and married viewers alike would be inspired by "Single Creek."
Kandus Thorp, vice president of Hope Channel, said "Single Creek" was a "must-view" for churches, families and "anyone who cares about singles within their sphere of influence."
The documentary has been endorsed by Laura MacCorkle, senior editor of Crosswalk.com, who praised it for its "sensitive yet revealing" interviews and called it a "refreshingly honest look" at the different types of singleness present in today's society.
A study guide to accompany the documentary has been co-authored by Lang and Dennis Franck, national director of Single Adult Ministries in the Assemblies of God.
The guide provides questions and commentary for a 9-week curriculum and is included with extended footage in the "Public Screening Edition" DVD.