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Holly Hrywnak

Holly is a 30ish-year-old writer who strives to share honestly and transparently in hopes that it will encourage others to be open about their own struggles and lessons learned. She's been accused of being sassy, which she finds to be an admirable attribute. Her favorite things include: making people laugh, chocolate, sweatshirt weather and authentic conversations over coffee. One day she hopes to find herself a bearded lumberjack to call her own.

Interview: Ryan And Amanda Leak – The One: An Amazing Love Story Starts With You

Ryan and Amanda Leak received international media attention because of their YouTube documentary “Surprise Wedding.” On May 5, their book, The One: An Amazing Love Story Starts with You, was released. This couple has a beautiful passion to share with others wisdom and helpful insights on singleness and relationships. They spent valuable time gleaning from those around them — from mentors to counselors — and they …

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Interview: Author Kate Hurley “Cupid Is A Procrastinator”

One of our very own Single Matters writers, Kate Hurley, wrote a book titled Cupid Is a Procrastinator: Making Sense of the Unexpected Single Life. Kate discusses singleness honestly and isn’t afraid to come right out and say it: “Singleness sucks!” Can we get an amen? Yet, Kate has learned and experienced some beautiful lessons concerning the character of God and …

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When All Your Friends Are Married

My dad jokingly reminded me this week that I am no longer a YOUNG adult, but I am now just an adult. We laughed, but my heart sank at the reality and truth of his words. I was an adult, and being an adult was hard. Some friends tried comforting me that some age brackets for young adults go up …

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The Gospel Of Love

“Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.” John 15:13 We talk a lot about love. It’s the theme of countless movies, books and songs. Our social media newsfeeds are full of it. We’ve got an entire holiday to celebrate it after all. No, I’m not talking about Valentine’s Day … I’m …

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2 Ways To Keep Expectations From Killing Relationships

Expectations (can) kill relationships. And I’m not just talking dating relationships. I’m talking about friendships and relationships with family members. Sadly, I’ve seen its effects in my own life. My childhood was spent in a toxic household that bled of unfulfilled expectations. My biological mother had expectations that my stepdad wouldn’t spend all of their money on booze every night. …

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I’m Losing My Patience While I Wait For You

I was a teenager during the “True Love Waits” movement. There were books, devotionals, jewelry, T-shirts — you name it. When I was in Bible college, my mom bought me a sterling silver ring with the word “FAITH” engraved for all to see. I wore it on my ring finger. One day while working at Pearle Vision, one of my co-workers turned to …

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Singleness Takes Years Off Your Life

I baked a cake last week. Did a friend have a birthday? Was my church having a potluck dinner? No and no. It was for me. Only me. I had been stressed out and the only thing I had in my refrigerator was a gallon jar of pickles, some salsa and about three bottles of expired salad dressing. None of those …

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Does Your New Year Resolution Include Jesus?

By now, there’s a good chance your Christmas tree has been taken down and all the pine needles vacuumed up, if you had chosen to go for the real thing. All the lights have been unplugged and put away neatly (so as not to find them tangled) for next year. There are no longer signs of wrapping paper, but presents …

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New Rules For Love, Sex And Dating

Andy Stanley doesn’t tiptoe around difficult and awkward topics, but hits them head on with honest and straightforward wisdom and insight. He doesn’t try to soften the blow, and believe me it does feel like a punch to the gut sometimes, but he offers biblical advice without apology. It should be no surprise then that in Stanley’s new book The …

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Why Men Are Harder To Understand Than Women

Trying to decipher the male mind and their intentions is a lot like trying to understand a foreign language without an interpreter. Much like my experience in Latin class in high school, I have been unable to figure out either, even after hours and hours of intense study. I mean, I am 30 after all. You’d think I’d understand men …

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