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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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Aging Out Of Singles Ministry

I think some of you identify with the title of this article. You understand before I even start writing. But some of you don’t see the correlation between being single and aging. I mean if you’re single, you’re single. Right? Being single is age independent, meaning age has no bearing on singleness. But in a funny way it does. Baby …

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Are You Prepared For The Love Of Your Life?

We pray. We hope. We dream. We may spend years waiting. Years longing. Years in frustration over not yet finding what we believe God has for us. Maybe that’s the problem. Most of us don’t make a decision to purposefully find the love of our lives. Most of us have an innate longing that started before we can remember. And …

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When You’re Waiting On Love

I love a good love story. If it’s a true love story, I love it even more! We often say to couples, “Tell me how you two met.” What we are really saying is, “Tell me your love story!” I’ve heard some sweet stories lately. I recently met a couple who knew each other from birth, dated very young and …

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[Podcast] Deb Fileta: The Most Important Thing Singles Need To Know For Marriage

I hope you will be encouraged by this episode as I have a conversation with my friend Deb Fileta. Debra K. Fileta is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in Relationship and Marital issues. She is also an author and speaker who is passionate about spreading the message that healthy people make healthy relationships.  I asked her to come on the show and …

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[Podcast] When You Have To Wait

I think this episode with speaker and author, Wendy Pope, has foundational wisdom to living in the peace of God and contentment for where He has you now. Wendy writes devotions for Proverbs 31 Ministries’ “Encouragement for Today” and is a content provider for the free online devotion app First 5 as well as a member of the Proverbs 31 …

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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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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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When You Believe In The Impossible Despite What You See

There is a desire in your heart. It’s been there for a while. Too long, if you’re honest. It’s a hope for a godly marriage, a yearning to belong somewhere or a passion for God to use you in a unique way. God has promised the impossible, but you’ve grown weary in the waiting. You are ever questioning life’s little …

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