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The Me-Monster Of Singleness

I’m a married man. What qualifies me to say anything about singleness? I mean, I got married right out of college when I was 21. I didn’t have to struggle through any time as a single adult. So why should you listen to me? We spoiled married people love to offer trite advice to you Christian singles in our churches, like, “You are so lucky, …

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[Video] Worst (And Funniest) Single Pick Up Lines

Sometimes it’s just funny to think of the worst case scenario. Pick up lines aren’t biblical but what if someone said this to you? Would you go out just because they were willing to look dumb?

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Hearing God’s Voice

The kids and I were headed to a friend’s house to spend a few hours playing together. On the way, I decided to stop by Burger King and get all of us a treat — chocolate milk shakes, yummy! I pulled into the drive-thru and was greeted with, “Good morning, welcome to Burger King. How are you doing today?” The …

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The Gift Of Acknowledgement

A few months ago, I went through my first break-up. The song was right when it said, “Breaking up is hard to do.” I produced an impressive amount of salt-water, and within the first week had exited both a bridal shower and a wedding reception with tears spilling down my cheeks. Even though I believed the Lord was leading us to end …

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Fasting From What Comes Out Of My Mouth

Time and again God brings me to my knees over my heart attitude expressed out of my mouth. More than once, God has led me to fast of negative, critical, judgmental and complaining words. Why a fast of words? Is that a legitimate application of fasting? The Hebrew word “fast” means to cover the mouth. For me, it is harder …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 9

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 9 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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God’s Perspective For Hope In Disappointment

Listen to the Word of God for you in Romans 15:13. “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Be blessed to let God separate you from the soulish bonds that have held you captive in disappointment …

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Praying Psalm 28

Has there been a time when it seemed that God was not listening to you? Did you feel as if He was far away? Be encouraged that God sees and hears you. He will renew your sense of intimacy with Him, for He has not moved. Take your eyes off the problems and raise them to praise Him for His …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 8

R Is For Respect “YOU’RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!” screams the 5 -year-old child as he slams the door of his perfectly decorated room in your posh five-bedroom home. You are stunned to realize that your child is an out-of-control Brat with a capitol B. You think, If I spoke to my mother the way my child speaks to me … …

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What Not To Say To A Single Person

As a 32-year-old who has been actively dating for half of my life but single for the majority of my adult life, I feel like I can tackle this one pretty well. 1 – How are you still single? Translation: What is wrong with you? There are MANY versions of this horrible question. Typically, it sounds something like this: “You …

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