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In the LIFE category you will find articles that speak to the every day things that need God’s perspective and help. The three topics include: CAREER, MONEY and HEALTH. At Single Matters you’ll find practical help to follow your gifts and talents in your career while balancing time with family and recreation. Learn how to be an example of honesty and integrity in the workplace and with your personal finances. Find encouragement to invest in God’s Kingdom through your money and time and teach your children the same values. We also hope to provide resources you need to accomplish your health and fitness goals.

3 Things Every Single Mom Needs In The New Year

As we begin a new year, what better time to plan for the future and set goals? But as single parents, we can find that difficult to do.  Most of the time survival is at the forefront of our minds. I often see three areas that trouble single mothers: the need for more education, the need for clarity of purpose …

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Holiday Drinking Survival Tips

Ah, the holiday season! How’s a single to endure the endless parade of happy couples at the holiday staff parties, neighborhood parties, family parties and parties with friends? By drinking, of course! Now don’t pretend that discussions of alcohol aren’t relevant on a Christian website. The hard truth is that the holiday season is a common trigger, even for the …

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15 Ways To Make Your Holidays Merry And Bright

December is a strange animal—it brings out the highest highs, but also the lowest lows. For many people, December and Christmas time are the most depressing times of the year. If you are dreading this season, why not turn the tables and make something merry and bright out of it? It’s easy to sit and stew in all the reasons …

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Single Parents: 10 Ways to Create a Joyful Christmas

The approaching Christmas holiday can cause stress for single parents. I remember standing in the checkout line at Toys”R”Us a few days before the first Christmas after the divorce. I had to wait until I received my December paycheck before I could buy my three kids’ presents. Most single parents struggle to provide Christmas for their children. These four simple …

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Pumpkin Bread With A Little Chip

Pumpkin anything is something I just love to bake, eat and give as a gift over the holiday season. The nutmeg, cinnamon and clove smells makes my mouth water and fill our home with an aroma that says it’s time for the holidays and to give thanks for family and friends. I usually bake this bread to give as gifts for friends …

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Maple Cinnamon Oatmeal

With this recipe, oatmeal is no longer bland. Now it’s delicious and nutritious! Growing up, I loved the Quaker Brown Sugar Cinnamon instant oatmeal. As I got older, I realized that this delicious breakfast wasn’t necessarily as nutritious as I had hoped. So in my attempt to make my favorite childhood breakfast delicious and nutritious, I began experimenting with age-old …

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Healthy Cooking for One: Meal Prep Madness

Unless you’re a foodie, you probably aren’t about to make an epic mess in the kitchen just to feed yourself dinner. That’s why the single life—particularly life post-roommates—leaves your eating habits looking suspiciously similar to your college diet. (Don’t lie; you know you have Easy Mac stashed in your pantry.) There is a way out of this dietary black hole: …

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How To Love Your Body

One photograph changed my life. I was 10 years old and had gone to a friend’s birthday party. I remember feeling carefree and having a great time. When my mom asked me if I wanted to see a picture from the party, I was really excited. I saw my friends and myself huddled around a birthday cake. We all looked …

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The Way You Spend Money Flows from Your Heart

In 2007, at the age of 24, I stood in a courtroom with a bald attorney whose name I don’t remember. I was there to file bankruptcy, and barely able to lift my head due to the shame I felt. It’s a memory I would love to forget. It’s certainly not something I bring up in mid-conversation over lunch with …

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Jar-O-Salad

As the carefree feeling of summer fades, the weather cools and life becomes a little more hectic, I begin finding my new fall rhythm. Finding my new fall food rhythm has been a difficult task, until NOW. Prepared the night before, these delicious and healthy jars of salad have made my life easy. Here’s what you’ll need … Jar-O-Salad Ingredients …

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