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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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5 Lessons From Frustration

Frustration. It happens when we want things our way and in our timing. The difficulty is, life rarely happens “our way” or in “our timing.” The challenge we have is to not give ourselves over to the frustration, but instead to take a step back to examine what is happening. If life is not moving forward on our terms it could be …

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Leading Under The Influence

A few weekends ago, I found myself in a roomful of rock stars. Not the glam and spotlight kind; the missionary kind. An unassuming little living room in Berlin hosted a band of freedom fighters, rescuers and truth proclaimers as we linked arms for the hearts of Europe. Each of us was asked to speak to the group … and that …

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When Your Circle Of Friends Changes … Again

I’m beginning to wonder if much of life is about learning to let go. Letting go of expectations. Of past baggage. Of bitterness. Of the person you used to be. Letting go of old measuring sticks, narrow-minded thinking and an inability to deal with the gray. Letting go of the formulas that promised a clean route around the messiness of …

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Getting Up When Stress Holds You Down

There is nothing more attractive than happy people. They glow inside of themselves. They’re alive with the vibrancy of life. When individuals are stressed, you can see it all over their faces as they are weighed down with the burdens of this world. In the dating world, if people want to bring their game, they have to be “up.” They walk with …

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Why God Allows Tests

“We will have an exam next week.” “Tomorrow, there will be a test on …” Do you remember the knot in your stomach as you thought about how much you needed to cram for an upcoming test? I remember the audible groans from my students whenever I announced that the exam was drawing near. Even if you are a good …

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It’s Not About Chocolate

Love doesn’t come in a heart-shaped box. There is no such person as Prince Charming. A spouse cannot give you “happily ever after.” There. I said it. It’s not pretty, but it’s true. In the second grade I learned that if someone loved you very much there would be a pretty heart-shaped box of candy on your desk on Valentine’s …

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4 Keys To Finding The Missing Pieces

When I was a child, my family would put puzzles together, sometimes huge puzzles that would take weeks to assemble. Then when my children were young, we would put their favorite puzzles together, glue the pieces together and then frame them as pictures for their rooms. To this day, several puzzles hang in their bedrooms as reminders of our successful, …

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The Dance With Worry

Worry is an emotional anchor in that weighs us down. When we worry, we are thinking, “What if bad things happen?” We can be in such fear of bad “what if’s” happening that we drain vital energy right out of our lives. Instead, we need positive energy to keep us going. With the grace we receive from God, we can …

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When You Aren’t Looking Forward To The New Year

The dawning of a new year spells anticipation for many. For others, however, beginning a new calendar may bring an onset of discouragement. If your current situation appears full of promise, the New Year arrives loaded with possibilities. If you are feeling stuck in grief, uncertainty, unmet longings, relational pain or physical affliction, the prospect of another year of pain …

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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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