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How To Let Go And Embrace A Transition

Today is a beautiful autumn day. The weather is a little warm for my liking, but the wind is blowing, signaling change — a new season is coming, and that makes my heart giddy. What is it about change and newness that feels so good? The hope, the anticipation, the letting go — I love it all. I love it, …

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Why Singles Need To Learn To Abide In Christ

“God, the Spouse of my soul, God, who makes my soul fruitful for eternal life — Him alone will I love and nothing other than Him.” -St. Augustine The moment she’d waited for all day long was nearly here. She had helped her sister prepare everything so it would be perfect, but nothing was ever quite good enough for her …

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3 Tips To Avoid Toxic Relationships

“Congratulations on your third baby!”, “Best wishes on your upcoming marriage!”, “Fantastic news on your engagement!” and similar statements started becoming more and more common as people I knew celebrated milestones. I’d often wondered when my time was coming and asked God how much longer. Maybe that’s part of the reason I entered and stayed in a toxic relationship. Because …

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7 Tips For Renewed Hope For Love After A Bad Relationship

Have you been in a bad relationship? I, like many women (and some men) I’ve known, have experienced trauma from being abused. Whether it was physical, psychological and/or sexual abuse by someone you trusted — who was supposed to love and care for you — or a total stranger, abuse damages your soul. It has left many of us fearful …

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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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Purity Is Greater Than Virginity

Virginity doesn’t mean what it used to mean. Before the easy access of pornography, virginity often meant that someone was pure in their life. Not so much now. Pornography has so oversexualized our culture that you don’t even have to watch it to know what it looks like. You just have to watch the latest Nicki Minaj music video, which leaves very little to the imagination. In the past, men would flip …

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God, You’re Late

Years ago someone told me that God had written on His calendar the day that I would meet my future husband, so I should stop worrying and enjoy the single life until that day arrived. If I had known an entire forest would need to be killed to produce the required number of yearly calendars, I may not have responded …

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What If Your Relationship With God Is Not As Bad As You Think

Have you ever felt like your relationship with God isn’t quite what it should be? If you’ve been in church for a while, or have ever taken time to think about your relationship with God at all — you probably have felt this way at some point. It seems common for us to say and feel like our current Christian …

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Being Content For All The Wrong Reasons

Someone recently asked me, “Are you praying for a wife?” I answered honestly, “No, not really.” The person seemed surprised. “But why not?” My reply was something like: “Well, I’m young, and I just moved here and started a new life on my own. I don’t need to settle down right away.” It’s a nice line. One I’ve grown accustomed …

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Why ALL Women Need To Hear That They Are Beautiful

Not too long ago I was in a relationship with a very sweet woman that I cared for deeply. We patiently dated for two months before I asked her to be my girlfriend. I was really excited to take this step in our relationship. I wanted to tell her how much I cared for her. I wanted to hold her hand. …

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