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Interview: Confessions Of A Crispy Mom By Laura Polk

SM: Laura Polk is a popular writer for Single Matters magazine. Laura and I met as many single people do these days — online. She reached out to our magazine with the hope of helping other singles, especially single moms, which she had become in recent years. We talked on the phone, chatting about life and faith, and just hit …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 12

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 12 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 11

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 9 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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Is God Preparing You For Marriage?

Navigating life as a celibate Christian single can be rough. Inevitably there seems to be a moment in my conversations about singleness with other Christians that makes me cringe. Eventually those dreaded words are spoken: “Oh, but don’t worry; He is preparing you for your husband.” I cringe because I feel so misunderstood. I could swear I had just articulately communicated …

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Single, Sixty And Alone Again

I don’t like being alone. There is a certain pathetic feeling to it. Especially going to restaurants. The hostess is pulling out menus as you approach the counter, and when you say, “Table for one,” she glances behind you as if to say, “Are you sure?” while she quickly stuffs the unneeded menus back under the counter. Going to movies …

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How Should Christians Respond To The NYC Bombings?

Shots rang out through the streets of Linden, NJ late Monday morning as 28 year old Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested in connection with bombings in New York and New Jersey. While details are still coming out about his many trips to Afghanistan, his marriage to an Afghan refugee, and his nearly year long trip to Quetta, Pakistan it would be premature …

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Do You Have A Calling From God On Your Life?

Many of us consider our main line of work a “calling”: a vocation or station in life in which God has called us to be faithful. I have heard this terminology used by Christians throughout my life. “I feel called to be a preacher,” one person might say. Or “I think God is calling me to work with the homeless …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 10

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 10 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy, for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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[Video] Christian Tingle Part 1

Ever tried a Christian dating site? This is sure to amuse you!

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What Singles Can Learn From My Three Marriages

My husband and I had an argument last night. As usual, I was trying to prevent an explosion and instead caused one. It’s very disturbing when you try so hard to do the right thing and still fail. I guess that’s where grace comes in. I am a doer. When I see the light, I go for it and too …

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