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Faith

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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Why Self-Acceptance Is So Hard

I just celebrated another birthday. Not much has changed in a year, and yet everything has changed in a year. I still struggle not to be completely awkward in unfamiliar social settings. Sometimes I say too much, and other times not enough. There are some life lessons I still have to learn over and over again. My brows are still …

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Restoring A Broken Heart

Hearts are everywhere in the month of February. As if “Singles Awareness Month” isn’t ostentatious enough, cute little hearts are plastered across the retail landscape ready to slap you in the face when you’re not looking. Hearts denote love, but the connotation of the hearts of man do not compare to the connection of the Father. Love is not as …

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The Tension Point Between Faith And Doubt

Just when we thought that functioning as an adult was filled with enough challenges as it is, then somewhere along the way, we discover our need to manage these things called “tension points.” There is no simple, black-and-white solution when it comes to tension points. Tension points are not problems to be solved, but tensions to be managed. I’ll never …

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Demonstrating The Gifts And Fruit Of The Spirit

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” — Galatians 5:22-23 (NKJV) By 2013, everything I had begun fell to nothing. In 2003 I took a leap of faith and stepped into my first leadership responsibility at church. In that small rural congregation I discovered the gifts …

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Stubbornness, Determination And Spirit-Led Living

I have been called stubborn a time or two. In my growing up years, I might have been labeled dramatic, overly emotional and argumentative at times. I could have been a great prosecuting attorney or debate team captain, some say. But as I enter into a more comfortable-in-my-own-skin phase of life, I look back and see something completely different than …

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What It Means To Live Like Jesus

“Do you have big plans for the game tonight?” My quizzical look said it all, because he answered the question before I asked it. “What game?” “The National Championship!” The tone implied the “duh.” At a different point in life, this event might take priority. I thought of my father, whom I knew would already be glued to the television. …

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When God Closes In

Have you ever experienced a time in your life When no matter what you’ve tried, things just never seemed to get better … If you were Elijah, your brook dried up. If you were Jonah, the fish was gaining on you. If you were Paul, your horse bucked you off. You get picture – the lemons of life far outpace …

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When God Tells You Something You Don’t Want To Hear

Jeremiah 29:11 is a most beloved passage of Scripture. “For I know the plans I have for you. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope” (NLT). Ah, the promises of God. We love them, don’t we? We grab hold of them. We quote them to one another. They are encouragement …

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Don’t Be A Holy Internet Troll

Hello, my name is Sam, and I have a problem. It’s a problem that has become like an epidemic in our culture. I’ve tried to deal with and get better over time, yet the temptation is always there, and I end up regretting it almost every time I do it. Yes, my friends — I am guilty of arguing on …

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When God Says ‘I Will Meet You’ In The Process

Life is filled with lessons and growth when we go through a process. During the processes of life, some of us may grow weary, feel impatient or get discouraged. We believe God will come through in our lives through faith, but what happens when the situation looks NOTHING like it’s supposed to? Faith can be a hard thing to walk through. …

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