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In the SINGLENESS category you will find articles that speak to your life as an unmarried person – for those that want to remain single or desire to be married. The topics include: BEING SINGLE, SINGLE AGAIN and SINGLE PARENTING. Never married? You may feel your life is on hold in some areas but there are plenty of areas of your life and character that can be developed. Or you may be learning how to be single again after many years because of divorce or loss of a spouse. Single Matters brings expert advice to your life as a single parent, dealing with grief or questions regarding your “still single” status. See this season through God’s eyes and your hope, joy and strength will be restored.

Not Meant To Be: Trusting God For The Redemption Of Singleness

Still single at 40. I never thought those words would apply to me, and I was crushed that they did. For me, prolonged singleness was a loss — loss of love, partnership, motherhood and the joys they were supposed to bring. The year I turned 40, I wrote the final version of Not Meant to Be: Trusting God for the …

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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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For My Single Girls Facing The Unknown

  Hey, single gals. I’m back with another “For My Single Girls” posts, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m going to be honest and tell you that I’m entering into a season where I have no choice but to trust Jesus with everything. One where I don’t know where the money is going to come from or how it’s …

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Three Words That Will Change Your Life

Recently, at the wedding of a dear friend, I watched Ephesians 3:20 come to life before my very eyes. Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us …” But before he wrote those life-changing words, …

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Are You Tempted To Settle?

He prays before bed, so I think he loves the Lord. She has one of the 3 qualities I’m looking for in a mate, so that’s good enough for me. He doesn’t appreciate the silly things about me, but otherwise he’s great. We talk every day, but he won’t commit. This is as good as it’s going to get for …

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What Happy Singles Know About Relationships

My church is currently doing a series called “What Happy Couples Know.” At first I was discouraged; after all, I’ve been single for nine years now. I don’t have any prospects of a relationship or marriage. I’m not saying that door is closed, but at this moment I’m seeking happiness as a single Christian woman approaching 50. I’m seeking to …

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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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God, You’re Late

Years ago someone told me that God had written on His calendar the day that I would meet my future husband, so I should stop worrying and enjoy the single life until that day arrived. If I had known an entire forest would need to be killed to produce the required number of yearly calendars, I may not have responded …

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Finding Joy In Your Singleness

“Why am I still single?” You suppress an eye roll at the good intentions of the ever-questioning, curious onlookers. “You’re such a catch!” they say. “Why hasn’t anyone snatched you up?” they ask. “That’s what I’d like to know!” you want to scream. Instead you just smile and shrug, and, once again, take your weary heart before God, asking, “What’s …

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Single Not Suffering

Dear Single Gals, Let’s pretend we are at an adorable coffee shop right now. The music is light and dreamy, and of course the smells of coffee and baked goodies fill the air. You’re sipping your favorite drink, and I’m drinking a latte with coconut milk. We’re sitting in the most comfy chairs imaginable, my left leg tucked under me …

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