The Christian creators of the app “Abide” said they are shocked at the amount of women who are using their app to help them through the struggle of singleness.
Neil Ahlsten, CEO of Carpenters Code, a Christian technology company that creates apps that “inspire deeper connection with Christ and community,” says that his team created Abide in order to give Christians a way to spend quality quiet time with God.
"It's something a lot of people find hard to practice and as they do practice we're seeing amazing things in terms of not only connecting with Christ, which one expects, but lower stress, less anxiety, just a lot of emotional and mental health benefits meditating on God's words," he said.
According to The Christian Post, the app allows users to sign up for different Bible meditation programs on different topics.
"We will give you guided plans that are really simple and focused and meditative in the sense that they are reflective. We're not focused on teaching. This is time where you are actually spending quiet time with God and so that's really elevated," explains Ahlsten.
Abide’s creators have found that singleness, particularly for women, has been one of the most popular topics.
“It's just fascinating because so many women have written into it and said, 'I am single and the church doesn't speak to me well. I don't know how to deal with it,” said Ahlsten. “And we're just able to meditate on scripture to say, here's what God says about being a woman and here's women who have been single in the Bible and what their life was like ... So many women have either never found the right man or found the right man and divorced ... so we specifically tailor content to what people expressed they have need for."
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Publication date: July 27, 2017