I will leave conclusions and discussions to the reader.
It seems that the major question that would have needed to be asked by Piper, and the question that points out his logical inconsistency of the original article is:
“How many single men directly go into missionary work and stay that way?”
This little testimony I posted goes to the average experience of a missionary who is a single man. If the native women are throwing themselves at them for a better life, this presents a huge impediment to the work in the ways the individual I talked to described. In this case, most single men will realize that the dynamics of how marriage has seen in the world (no feminism) would necessitate that it would be better for them to be married.
Then couple that with the general desire that most men will have to be married, and they won’t remain single for long, and hence will be counted within that “married” group in Piper’s statistics much more than being single.
To go to Deep Strength’s post, the problem indicated there is one of imputing nefarious motives where none are found. As I pointed out before, if “Women in need are worthy of support, but men are not.”, then I would have expected both his opportunities to solicit donations and his donations amount to go up upon being married, but they did not (the most shocking part of the conversation to me given Piper and the things I read in other blogs over the time I’ve been blogging).
If anything, Piper is denoting a bias with answering the question that Deep Strength is falling into as well. How many single men out there will both feel a call to God’s mission in their life, and to be married? The answer to this is “very few”.
However, as the church most definitely actively pushes men away from Christ, and actively does not teach women to be good wives and mothers, as a result, “Churches tend to push women into ministry and the mission field in droves”. Consequently, it could be said that the church pushes men away from marriage and the mission field. And as I (in my past blog), Deep Strength, and others have proven, Piper and others actively push men away from marriage and the mission field.
Though, from my talk with the (former) single missionary, the most beneficial part of being a single missionary is that a man’s heart is set on God’s mission enough that when he does seek a wife, he unconsciously self-selects himself into a proper God-structured marriage. He will not throw aside his mission for a wife, which is what most all Christian women will expect, and almost every man does when he marries. The likelihood that he will throw aside the proper God, and cast himself into eternal hellfire by taking his wife as his God, Lord, and Savior will be diminished as well, both by his heart for mission and the fact he is (likely) far away from a church culture like the American one, which all but assures that.
In conclusion, I will say that seeking out answers to this was quite instructive and often illustrates how off (and simple minded) a lot of these post in blog world end up being.