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In the FAITH category you will find articles that speak to your walk with God and deepen your relationship with Jesus. The three topics include: SPIRITUAL FORMATION, PRAYER and FREEDOM. Single Matters wants to help you create an atmosphere for God to enter in and dwell with you through Biblical teaching, encouragement in prayer and devotionals. You’ll find opportunities to talk with God about the deep things going on in your heart, soul and mind.

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Overcoming Disappointment In Your Singleness

I’ve struggled with disappointment a lot in my life. This little voice somewhere deep inside always tells me I’ll be let down. It’s a cycle I’ve seen, but I didn’t know why I felt that way. My default response to hope was always, “It’ll probably never happen, but that’s OK.” Are you nodding your head right about now, thinking you’re …

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Does God Really Like You?

I was sitting with some new friends at dinner recently. I wanted to know more about their lives, so I did what I do best: ask questions. My new friend, Bob, said this about his 20-plus-year marriage to Judy: “We’ve been married for a long time, but it wasn’t until the last few years I knew she really liked me. …

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What We Can Learn From Separation

Come out from them and be separate, says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you. (2 Corinthians 6:17) Most often, separation doesn’t feel good. We get comfortable in our relationships, habits and preferences — sometimes even when they may be harmful, or at the very least, not beneficial. We often struggle with removing what’s detrimental to …

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Three Steps To Healing From Your Past And Being Open To Love Again

I never wanted to get married again. At least that’s what I told myself. Past hurts were still piercing my heart. One unhealthy relationship after another, a bad marriage and then a divorce had me looking for love in all the wrong places. I felt like a failure. This wasn’t how it was supposed to be. After the mess I’d …

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4 Ways To Defeat Low Self-Esteem

I recently read a fascinating book titled You Can Read Anyone by David J. Lieberman. It divulges some of the tactics used by government profilers to determine the behaviors and mindsets of people they interrogate. As we might presume, a person’s self-esteem plays a critical role in how he or she thinks, behaves and makes decisions. Although the book appears …

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A Love Letter From God

What were your first thoughts of yourself today? Good? Bad? Meh? What are your thoughts of yourself after I just asked you that question? If you’re thoughts aren’t matching up with the thoughts Christ has about you, my friend, then we’re in trouble.  A few months ago I headed to Starbucks to work on a writing project. I was pumped …

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Is Unforgiveness Keeping You From Your Blessing?

Busyness and chaos only began to describe the week I’d been having, not to mention a lingering sinus infection. Relaxing and reconnecting with God were a couple of my top priorities for the weekend. I showed up to my scheduled massage appointment, anticipating an hour of relaxation and relief.  About 10 minutes into the massage, I had a flash of …

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What Does It Mean To Have Freedom In Christ?

Jesus came to us as a tiny baby in a manger, concealing an extraordinary purpose: to bring the Kingdom of Heaven to earth and restore mankind to the Father. Matthew 13 is jam-packed with stories of Jesus telling parables of what this Kingdom is like. In verses 44-46, He says, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a …

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[Podcast] Saying No So You Can Say Yes!

Welcome back to the podcast! I took a bit of a break from podcasting and learned a few things along the way. In this episode, I don’t have a guest. Instead, I share some visions for the future of the Jill Monaco Show and give you a little preview of what you can expect in the coming months! I have …

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When And Why Should Christians Set Boundaries? – Part 2

We previously looked at scriptural support for boundaries as well as the ultimate goal of reconciliation. Also, we defined what boundaries are and reviewed some reasons that may warrant them. Now let’s continue by answering “who” may require boundaries and “when” boundaries may be considered. WHO – INDENTIFYING THE BOUNDARY TARGET Would boundaries be appropriate for everyone during my personal quiet time? Should …

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