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Glenda Gordon

Glenda Gordon, MSW, has had a lifelong ministry to single Christians. Whether as an activities coordinator, church counselor, or workshop facilitator, she loves to serve and teach Christian singles. When she’s not in church, she's busy writing and doing photography, getting outdoors into nature, reading real books, traveling, baking, dancing, and eating out with friends. She writes a weekly blog for single Christians called, “For Single Christians: One is a Whole Number.” http://glendablogz.com

7 Tips For Renewed Hope For Love After A Bad Relationship

Have you been in a bad relationship? I, like many women (and some men) I’ve known, have experienced trauma from being abused. Whether it was physical, psychological and/or sexual abuse by someone you trusted — who was supposed to love and care for you — or a total stranger, abuse damages your soul. It has left many of us fearful …

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Ten Tips To Deal With Cuffing Season

The autumn leaves are turning beautiful colors as they float to the ground. The days are getting cooler and shorter. And the winter holidays are on their way to your singleness. <insert sigh> Here it comes again, strutting into your life every fall like clockwork, try as you might to avoid or ignore it … that darned cuffing season. We …

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Do You Want To Be Married?

In recent years, I haven’t thought of myself as being open to getting married. I had made peace with the thought that I would never have children and would grow old alone. I accepted that my lot was to remain single and learned to enjoy my independence. I became quite comfortable with the idea of being single. I’m not alone; …

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When You Feel Desperate

There is no “U” in desperation. There should be no “you” in desperation, either. In the dictionary, we find desperation defined as a loss of hope or a surrender to despair. A state of hopelessness leading to rashness. Does any of this sound like anyone’s dating life that you know? Yeah? Let’s talk about it. Desperate Dating Desperate dating leads …

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Eleven Things I Learned From My First Love

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I had a first love, a first boyfriend. (Man, was that a long time ago!) Do you remember your first love? Wasn’t it magical? I was 19. He’d started liking me late that summer, but wisely and patiently kept his intentions hidden. I had no clue he was testing me by …

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Healthy Habits For Singles Part 8: Sexual Health, Part 2

Last time, we explored the idea that abstinence preserves the best sexual health experienced by Christian singles. We talked about how sex flourishes shamelessly and unhindered in a committed, biblical marriage where both partners honor Jesus and each other. A few of us have been able to hang on to our virginity, but man, is it tough! We shudder at …

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The Single Christian And A Celebrating God

Every once in a while, I run into a Christian single who is chronically drab, dour or otherwise non-celebratory. Whether because of anger over being single, religious doctrine, personality, rebellion against commercialism and snarled traffic, or bad experiences with other humans (such as bad marriages), they’ve developed the attitude that there is really nothing special to celebrate. The current holiday …

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Practical Atheism For Single Christians

As followers of Christ, we understand that faith is the main source of our spiritual identity. We’ve read in the Bible that “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). We been taught stuff like “Without faith, we cannot please God” (Hebrews 11:6a) and “ask in faith without doubting” (James 1:6a). Yet …

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Healthy Habits for Singles Part 7: Sexual Health

“Sexual health for singles? What are you talking about?” you may be asking. “Aren’t we Christian singles supposed to be staying out of bed?” Well, yes, God does tell us to stay away from unmarried sex, and for good reasons. He is concerned for our sexual safety, even though we are single. He doesn’t just tell us how to think …

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Our Church Doesn’t Have A Singles Ministry

I recently moved from the West Coast of the U.S. to the East Coast. There is a very different culture and mindset here, and I am still adjusting to the changes. One thing I did not expect was to see that churches in our area do not have singles groups! I am puzzled. Flabbergasted. Singles comprise nearly half the population …

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