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In the RELATIONSHIPS category you will find articles that speak to the way you interact with the people in your life. The three topics include: DATING AND ENGAGEMENT, COMMUNITY AND FRIENDSHIP, and SEX AND PURITY. All relationships require an understanding of how to relate to the other person in a way that is healthy. Single Matters will provide clear Biblical teaching for those that are navigating the challenges of these topics including appropriate boundaries, guarding your mind, and avoiding temptation. But, relationships are much more than just dating do’s and don’ts – so we also offer resources for preparing for marriage, tips for healthy dating, success stories of engaged couples, how you can be more involved in your community and find support through friendships.

3 Tips To Avoid Toxic Relationships

“Congratulations on your third baby!”, “Best wishes on your upcoming marriage!”, “Fantastic news on your engagement!” and similar statements started becoming more and more common as people I knew celebrated milestones. I’d often wondered when my time was coming and asked God how much longer. Maybe that’s part of the reason I entered and stayed in a toxic relationship. Because …

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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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Relationship Lessons From Eggs And Eggshells

… God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.  –Psalm 75:7 NKJV Eggshells and scrambled eggs are a horrible combination. While making breakfast, I cracked three eggs and poured their contents into the frying pan. As I tossed the final eggshell in the trash, an interesting thought struck me. Before cracking the shell and spilling the actual …

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How To Be The One Before You Find The One

Our Founder, Jill Monaco, had the honor of being interviewed on the wildly popular Right to R.E.A.L. Love Radio podcast. In this 3-part series, she talks with host Jay Mayo about what makes for healthy relationships. Jay was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He says he’s a man with four loves in his life (and when he gets married …

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Ladies, Asking A Question Is Not Leading

I feel for you ladies. I really do. Dating is particularly a little harder for you. For me, dating is relatively easy. I just have to pick a woman. Granted, I might be rejected when I ask someone out, but for the most part, I have control in choosing who I ask. You don’t. You kind of just have to wait …

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The Difference Between Stolen And Influenced Hearts

Which would you rather have — someone who stole your heart or someone who won your heart? Of course, we are smitten with the romantic notion of someone sweeping us off our feet, of stealing our hearts away, of making us swoon uncontrollably. But isn’t that a bit unrealistic, careless, irresponsible and indecisive? A smarter option would be to have …

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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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[Podcast] Keys To Love Well

  You may have noticed at the end of each episode, I end with, love well, you were made for it. So I thought I’d close out this four part series with some of my tips for loving well. Because this is my favorite subject …. LOVE! Learning to love well is one of the greatest personal rewards in life. …

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Dating Someone With An Illness

“Run. Bolt before he dies and leaves you heartbroken,” a friend said as I told her about the cancer-surviving man I met in an elevator. Just days before, he and I had become Facebook friends. While scrolling through his profile pictures, I hesitated as I saw the white sash draped over his shoulder.  Not just any white sash, but one …

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Racism Within Christian Dating Circles

“He’s cute,” I thought to myself. “I wonder why he’s still single?” After a few minutes of pondering, I decided to do something completely out of my shy character. I asked, “So, why is a handsome man like you still single (*wink wink*)?” I was expecting him to reply, “Oh, I just haven’t met the right woman yet; I’m still …

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