The holidays are upon us—Christmas, New Year’s and all that they entail. What an incredible time! Not only are we celebrating the birth of our Savior who transformed our entire world completely and eternally; we also get to spend extra time with those we love and value—family, friends and co-workers. The holiday season can also carry with it an acute …Read More »
Does Virginity Signify Purity?
At a young age, I found myself in love with an incredible man. I had a singular focus and couldn’t be bothered by the other boys I found myself surrounded by. The only problem was, my sister and I were in love with the same man. Shocking, I know. My poor mother! Before jumping to conclusions, let me explain my …Read More »
Great Gift Finds On Black Friday
Looking for that unique gift idea? Something no one else will give? Or a gift for the person that has everything? Single Matters has put together a small list of things you may like to buy for your loved ones this Christmas season. How did we find these links? They are friends of Single Matters or recommended to us by …Read More »
20 Ways Single Parents Can Pray For Kids
Lord, I prayed for this child, and You have granted me what I asked of You (1 Samuel 1:27). We are told that of the millennials—young people ages 10-29 years old—only 15 percent are Christian. The assignment to pray for our children is essential to raising up a generation that will live for God and withstand the enemy’s attack upon them (Genesis …Read More »
Tragedy Makes 3 Widows In One Family
I cried through most of my twenties. Who am I kidding? I’m still crying in my thirties, but for very different reasons. Thirteen years ago, dreams were coming true. I had my college diploma in hand, the handsomest fellow by my side, and a wedding ring on my finger! “God is good!” said the preacher. “All the time!” said the congregation. I grew …Read More »
Letter From An Orphan
Orphan- a word I never really thought of much until now. I mean, I knew what it meant and I knew that anyone with that title tainting their life’s resume had some tragedy recorded in their history. Being a believer in God I also believed that we could never really be orphans because somewhere in the Bible God inspired someone …Read More »
How You Leave A Legacy Of Leadership
“…. I was sitting on a porch swing as I recall, legs dangling and drinking my glass of ice cold sweet tea and my Mamaw (that’s Grandmother for all of you non-southerners) was sitting next to me. She was leaning forward, elbows on her knees, graciously smiling and listening to every word this man had to say, as if he …Read More »
Is It Unholy To Want God’s Blessings Now?
When my marriage ended, I didn’t doubt God’s love for me, but I believed my life was ruined beyond hope of repair. Any future I could have would be a “making do”—a consolation prize. But one of the peculiar things about Christians is that we believe in resurrection. In fact, resurrection is the hope of the Christian life. Without it …Read More »
Is Conflict With Your Ex Hurting The Kids?
I have a friend who is divorced. In this day and age, we all do. By the time you get to my age (mid 40’s), you’ve seen way too many crumbling marriages, destroyed relationships and personal ugliness. Although it is sad to watch and makes me angry at the enemy for destroying a covenant that God loves, I’m more grieved …Read More »
Cultivating Selflessness In Singleness
Life as a single is, well, busy. It seems to be a never-ending flow of work, study, friends, trying to stay active in some form or fashion, church, God’s good gift of sleep and the occasional blessing of a nap. In all honesty, I love this part of it. Being able to get up and go whenever I want or …Read More »