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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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My Worst Date Ever

One very hot summer day in Dallas, Texas, I was set to meet a lovely, ambitious girl for the first time.  She was a very busy girl. She was going to school to be a doctor and also balancing a job as a research assistant at a hospital. And that’s where I was picking her up for our lunch date. …

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Being Intentional And Dating With Purpose

Being a single Christian in today’s world continues to be increasingly difficult. It hurts my heart every time I hear one of my single friends say, “I’m enjoying being single right now.” If we’re not careful, those words can be decrypted to mean “I’m enjoying my life of selfishness.” Part of the reason many people are choosing a life of singleness …

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5 Ways To Keep From Withering In Waiting

“Will I get married, Siri?” I was in my mid-30s, still waiting for my man to materialize. College and grad school? Check. God, apparently, was in no hurry to marry me off, so more check marks followed: finishing postdoc; getting licensed; starting my practice. Meanwhile, grad school friends had taken the same amount of time not just to get their …

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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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God, If He’s Not For Me, Don’t Let Him Contact Me

God, if this is not what You have for me, then don’t even let him contact me. I stared at the words I’d just written in my prayer journal, and wondered if I really meant them. I knew my tendency to pray what I should pray, even if my sincerity was questionable.  A friend had approached me about setting me up with a …

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When Your Will Clashes With God’s Will

David inquired of God: “Shall I go?” The Lord answered him, “Go.” David inquired of God again, and God answered him, “Do not go…” (1 Chronicles 14:10, 14). Do you get mixed messages from God? No, I’m not committing heresy or expressing my disbelief in answered prayers. I am simply acknowledging that God moves in mysterious and, quite often, unexpected …

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How To Prepare For Marriage By Learning To Honor Today

I remember it clear as day. After spending some time with my sister, the Lord brought to my attention something that flew under the radar for a while. I didn’t praise my sister enough. Immediately God put everything in perspective in terms of relationships and marriage. I had a bad habit of not showing appreciation for my sister by honoring her. Father God …

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[Podcast] Why Are You Still Single? With Lisa Anderson

Welcome to The Jill Monaco Show. This new podcast is hosted by the founder of Single Matters, Jill Monaco. Lisa Anderson is my guest today … and I can’t wait for you all to get to know her. Honestly she should do all the talking because she’s witty and smart and has a really cool radio voice. Lisa Anderson is director …

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Qualities You Must Have On Your Future Spouse List

I had been praying for two years for God to bring a godly man into my life. I prayed daily and even “helped God out” by making a list of all the godly qualities said man should have. Maybe you’ve done this too: He should love the Lord. He must be passionate about his work. He should have the patience …

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