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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.

My Ex’s Secrets In A Safe

My Ex's Secrets in a Safe

I remember clearly the day I discovered his secret. The keys my husband had always so closely guarded were on the kitchen counter, and he was asleep upstairs. I contemplated on whether or not I should take them. Eventually I did. I slowly walked into our guest room and turned the knob on the closet door. There it was … …

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Secret To A Great Relationship Part 2: Faithfulness

Secret to a great marriage

First Key For Friendship – Faithfulness Recently, I sat on an airplane between two men who turned out to be a couple of buddies going to a football game together. “We went on a fishing trip to Canada last year,” one of them said, “and I left my wife of seven months pregnant and starting early labor pains.” I remember …

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Does Age Difference Matter?

Age in the Bible hardly seemed to matter, and today we see older women dating younger men and older men dating younger women. There is no limit on what God can do to bring two people together. However, the thing that really matters is the heart. Ask yourself why you want to date a person so much younger than yourself. …

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Do You Have Difficult Friendships?

Do you have difficult friendships?

Besides my relationship with Christ, one of the most important things to me on this earth is my relationship with my family and friends. Many of us subconsciously categorize our relationships. Some of my relationships are with Facebook friends. Some are with people I only see when I attend church or business functions. Some are with friends I have had …

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Cultivating Intimacy: Part 1

Cultivating Intimacy

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, ESV) Intimacy. To know and to be known. This is not some marginal aspect of the human experience. It is the center of the target. We were …

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The Stronger Sex

The Stronger Sex

To the women who have bought into the label, “the weaker sex,” I write to differ and to give you a perspective from the heart of your Creator. From beginning to end, from Genesis to Revelation, it would appear that God has a perspective on women that should set the standard for all of us. In the beginning He called …

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How Important Is Virginity?

How Important is Virginity?

I recently got an email from a concerned virgin: a young man who is troubled by the sexual sins of his partner’s past. His voice is just one in the choir of hundreds of young men and women whom I meet with and counsel, people whose hearts are bogged down with disappointment at the unreciprocated sexual purity they face in …

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Secret To A Great Relationship: Part 1

Secret to a great marriage

Key For Friendship : Introduction Friendship is a fundamental need of the human heart. Although they shed little or no light on the question of what a real friend is, even the sitcoms that have dominated TV programming in recent years attest to the fact that the subject of friendship—or, more accurately, our deep hunger for friendship and our pain …

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Dating In The Bible

Dating in the Bible

What would the dating personal ad’s and success stories look like in the Bible? This post was originally featured on www.crosswalk.com

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Something Old New Borrowed And Blue

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

You have probably heard the saying: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” Derived from a wedding custom that reaches back to the Victorian era, this old proverb contains advice not just for marriage, but for life. Let’s look at the wedding tradition meaning behind something old, new, borrowed and blue and see how we are preparing to be …

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