If you yourself are married then there is a chance you may have missed that subtle distinction. But I can assure you very few of us singles missed it. No siree. Those opening lines slapped us right across the face. We immediately knew what the vibe of the rest of the article was going to be...
Really helpful reflections. As a 37 year old single pastor I heartily agree with these critiques.
"This one article is simultaneously both an outworking of the existing vibe of the thing and a contributor to the ongoing vibe of the thing."
This is golden; thank you! You've put into words all the passing thoughts I had (as a happily single woman) when I read this article. I felt the uncomfortable "vibe of the thing," dealt with the stings of the little phrases implicitly slighting singles, and moved on with my day, mildly discouraged. But your response has left me *en*couraged.
Oh I am with you Dani! Totally. It's subtle but like you said, us singles can spot those unhelpful tones straight away.