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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.

Are You That Guy?

Are You That Guy?

In an age when social media and smart phones seem to have taken over our lives comes an increased awareness of a category of men I’ll refer to as “that guy” has appeared. The fear of being “that guy” skyrockets when you realize that thing you said, did or even thought (and will possibly regret) might somehow be documented and …

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[Video] Pre-Marriage Questions

We are thrilled to introduce you to our ministry partner MarriageToday.  In this video Jimmy Evans addresses pre-marriage questions with great truth and humor.

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The Difference Between Need And Needy

The Difference Between Need and Needy

Much of what I have to say about relationships encourages individuals to look to God as their source, recognize their own capacity to receive from Him all they need and then approach relationships from a place of strength and power, to give rather than to get. On the other hand, I often find myself encouraging people toward honesty and vulnerability …

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He Looked Inside the Man

He Looked Inside the Man

He looked affectionately at the man He had made. He had taken some of His own heart and put it in there. He could see His Spirit roaming around inside the man. What He had deposited there would one day rejoin Him in a one-of-a-kind reunion. The desire for that moment would grow every day until it happened. But He …

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[Video] Stuff Christian Singles Hear

We thought this would be a great start to our Let’s Laugh Column. How many have you heard?  

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When Is The Right Time To Tell My Boyfriend About My Past?

Honesty is always key. One of the worst things is to wait too long to disclose the truth, because it can become awkward and we can easily convince ourselves that it is better left in the dark. What I know is that everything we leave in the dark allows room for the enemy to move. When we expose things to …

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How Do I Suppress The Sexual Urges That I Feel?

This is a great question and one that many couples find themselves asking when they are dating. First, let me say it is natural to feel the way you are feeling. God made attraction so we’d get married! But it is also important to understand the magnitude and strength of those urges. The root of many things that are detrimental …

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Sexually Healthy

Sexually Healthy

How can we, as the body of Christ, become sexually healthy? I know that’s a big question (and perhaps one that hasn’t been given enough thought or attention), so let me personalize it: how can you become sexually healthy? God declared that everything He created was good, and the goodness of His creation includes you as a sexual creature. You …

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All The Single Ladies

Today I had a revelation while meeting with a sweet girl I have the privilege to mentor. We were discussing relationships and the art of pursuit. She was explaining her frustration about a recent relationship with a guy that ended up leaving her confused, hurt, and a little bit rejected. While we were talking I heard the Lord say “there …

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Confidence in Conflict

Confidence in Conflict

How can you be confident in your ability to resolve disagreements? Let’s consider some practical down-to-earth realities of how to effectively manage conflict without over-spiritualizing or denying your feelings. How good and pleasant when brothers live together in unity. Psalm 133:1 We all have to deal with conflicts from time to time. But we often try to avoid them by …

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