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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.

If you don’t know Jesus as your personal savior please visit our Best Prayer Ever page.

It All Starts With You!

Have you ever lost hope and then plummeted into an ocean of negative feelings? Perhaps you were holding out for a job you really wanted, a new love interest or something else of your heart’s desire. Often when we are on the brink of success, we hit our greatest moment of despair first. Hope is a much-needed commodity, and we …

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When Meeting With God Isn’t Peaceful

Can I tell you a secret? Can you handle hearing something so shocking that you might just move to the other side of the street when you see me headed toward you? Are you sure? Well, all right then! Hold on to your seat because this might just rock your world. More often than not, my meetings with God are …

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When The Sweet Aroma Of The Bakery Is Your Refining Fire

I’m convinced that there is almost nothing better—besides the smell of new leather or fresh breath—than the fragrance of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies not only smell nice, but they also bring with them a sense of warmth and coziness that isn’t easily forgotten. They remind me of my grandmother, chilly nights by the fire and lots …

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You Are A Tree Of Righteousness

Single Matters’ logo is based on Psalm 1:1-3. Blessed is the man     who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners,     nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord,     and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree     planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season,     and …

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When You Want To Know God’s Plan

When I was in college, I asked my dad for some dating advice. Specifically, I was curious about how I would know I’ve found “the one.” I’ve learned over the years that when my dad doesn’t feel comfortable answering a question, he gives me the old runaround. “Nik, I don’t know. I don’t have all the answers.” He tried this, …

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Praising Him in the Storm

You’re familiar with the song, “Praise You in This Storm” from Casting Crowns, right? The chorus goes has a line that says “I’ll praise you in this storm and I will lift my hand for You are who You are.” I’ve repeated the words to that song numerous times, driving down the road, cleaning house, during a worship set at …

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What Born Fixers Need To Do

I am a fixer and a doer. This means that I don’t particularly like to sit around talking about problems, and instead I like to FIX them. With such a “FIX and DO attitude,” I have been able to achieve a lot of professional success, but my emotional as well as spiritual journeys are a work in progress. For instance, …

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The Most Important Prayer Before Marriage

It is OH SO EASY to see the weaknesses in other people. If we aren’t careful, our brains can size someone up based on their lack of social I.Q., the way their insecurity shows in their nervous little laugh, and their glaring sin. But wait … does that mean it is easy for them to see the weaknesses in me? …

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The Vitality Of Leaning Into Pain

As I pulled up to my house just off of the Georgia Tech campus, I was excited to get home and see my roommates. I had been in Florida for the previous two days celebrating my Grandmother’s 82nd birthday. It was a good time. My friend Phil Clarke and I had gotten into a habit of often walking around the campus …

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What Will You Give Up To Walk Down The Aisle?

For 10 years, I took Adderall for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) religiously four times a day. The meds became my fuel, my saving grace, and ultimately my life. I took it to wake up, I took it to do work, and I took it to pull all-nighters to study when I was in college. As far as I was concerned, …

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