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Relationships

In the RELATIONSHIPS category you will find articles that speak to the way you interact with the people in your life. The three topics include: DATING AND ENGAGEMENT, COMMUNITY AND FRIENDSHIP, and SEX AND PURITY. All relationships require an understanding of how to relate to the other person in a way that is healthy. Single Matters will provide clear Biblical teaching for those that are navigating the challenges of these topics including appropriate boundaries, guarding your mind, and avoiding temptation. But, relationships are much more than just dating do’s and don’ts – so we also offer resources for preparing for marriage, tips for healthy dating, success stories of engaged couples, how you can be more involved in your community and find support through friendships.

Why Singles Need Families

It was the early summer of 2009. I curled up one morning on my couch to have time with Jesus. I was 35 with two thriving careers, owned my home and was quite content in many ways. I had this thought that every few months it’s good just to take an inventory of life with the Lord … to lay …

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Does Virginity Signify Purity?

At a young age, I found myself in love with an incredible man. I had a singular focus and couldn’t be bothered by the other boys I found myself surrounded by. The only problem was, my sister and I were in love with the same man. Shocking, I know. My poor mother! Before jumping to conclusions, let me explain my …

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Three Rules For Flirting

Three Rules for Flirting

Romance is thrilling, and it all starts with a little wink and a smile. Our flirtations hint at our interest. And that’s the fun … it’s just a clue … and we wonder: Will this person be my true love? While flirting may seem innocent enough, I’ve known women who turn flirting into a competitive game. That’s when flirting gets …

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Lessons In Love From Canada Geese

I am Canadian, and here we have Canadian geese, and yes, they fly south for the winter. Canada geese also mate for life. They are masters at perfect flight formation as they take turns in perfect tandem, with one brave soul piercing the air of the V formation at the front so the rest of them can take turns and …

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10 Tips For Upping Your Likeability

Looking for ways to become a more likeable person? We all want friends, and we all want to have successful dealings with others, but some of us just need a little coaching. Way back in the day, I read a nifty little book called How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and he opened up a whole …

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Can the Church Redeem Sex?

A few months ago, I wrote an article about the current, bleak sexual climate that exists both inside and outside the church and how that affects our personal battles for purity.  The price of sex is at an all-time low, promiscuity is rampant and marriage rates are declining. Fewer people are marrying, and most of them are hooking up or …

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Secret To A Great Relationship Part 3: Believe In One Another

Secret to a great marriage

No one who consistently criticizes me and puts me down is going to be considered my best friend. I’m just not going to have a best friend who doesn’t believe in me. I think you’d say that is true of you too. James 2:23 says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness, and he was called …

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6 Keys To Overcoming The Fear Of Abandonment

Married to Zac less than six months, Heather discovered traces of lipstick on his shirt and a woman’s phone number in his wallet. All men cheat; none can be trusted, she reasoned. The truth is all men don’t cheat. Unfortunately, Heather encountered one who did. Stereotyping people based on a single experience will not improve the bad behavior of others, …

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How To Date Part 3: 11 Questions

How to date - part one

Part 3 : The 11 Questions In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the mindset that many people in the church are walking around with, that says dating is unhealthy for you. In Part 2 of this series, I exposed 19 common lies that come out of this mindset and gave you truth and scripture to dispel those …

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A Recipe For Relationship

A Recipe For Relationship

Ever have a favorite meal made by “mama?” Or a sinfully irresistible baked treat you would just die without? You should know that behind that irresistible morsel or meal lies a well-concocted and meticulously implemented recipe that even the slightest deviation could cause a drastically disappointing effect. Perhaps it’s time to look at the ingredients we are putting into our relationship …

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