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Being Single

Are you “still single?” Articles here will speak to those who have never been married, single for prolonged amount of time or are just recently single. We want to encourage you in this season of singleness no matter what it looks like for you. Some of you may feel called to a life of singleness. We want to inspire you to continue to grow spiritually. And some of you are hurting because you want to be married but find yourself single. We want to come along side of you with articles that encourage you.

Longing For God’s Warm Embrace

I’m sure by now, most of you reading this have heard of Dr. Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages. It was all the rave 10 years ago and is still very popular today. Dr. Chapman’s book captivates the attention of readers because we seek to know the best way to love our partner, our children and our friends. We …

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Time To Kill The Side Hug

I’ve got something to confess. I am a skanky, extra-marital hugger. Always have been and probably always will be. I come from a long line of huggers on both sides. My mom hugs everyone, whether they feel like a hug or not. My grandparents, cousins, uncles and aunts on both sides are all into the full, double-armed embrace. And shocker—we’d …

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Surrender Your Heart

That poem kept coming to mind. It spoke as if God knew how much I wanted someone to love me and stay with me. It spoke of that someone being prepared for me. It also spoke so much more—words that messed with me. My sister had it framed in her room. God was framing it in my heart. I wanted …

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What Married People Need To Know About Singleness

I talk to singles all the time. I hear a few common things about what is hard about being single, what is missing in the singles ministries in the church and what they feel most misunderstood about. Next time you want to tell someone who is single that it’s a gift, enjoy this time being single, God’s timing is perfect …

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My Online Dating Experience Doesn’t Define Who I Am

I haven’t been in a serious relationship for going on eight years now. I’ve gone on a few dates—left a few of those dates early. Yes, they were THAT bad. I’ve made a few bad choices. Got my heart attached to guys who had no intention of getting attached. I’ve tried meeting guys. All the places you’re “supposed” to meet …

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Open Letter To A Sister In Love

Dear Little Sister, I want to give you some advice on love. First of all, let me tell you that things are not always as they seem. Fairy tales are something to admire, but they are not realistic. True relationships take some effort on both ends. In other words, one magical kiss doesn’t seal the deal. Love is timeless, and …

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When Life Becomes A Big Pause Button

Have you ever wanted an answer to prayer so badly that you were actually wearing yourself out praying so much? In those times, you crave that new season of a relationship in your life, a career opportunity or the next best thing … only to find no answers. In fact, you are still single for yet another year, stuck in …

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Saying Goodbye To Online Dating

In the last year, I’ve been a member of the big three dating sites at one time or another: Christian Mingle, eHarmony, Match.com. I get those notifications in my inbox saying, “Sign up in the next 72 hours to save 60% and find the love of your life.” Okay, I added the last part for dramatic effect, but you get …

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Why I Keep Praying For A Husband

Later this year, I will enter the third decade of my life. I’m still as single as I was at 20. I question if it’s worth it to keep praying for a husband. I have been praying for a husband for the better part of the last 10 years, and I’ve wondered, on bad days, if I’ve been attempting to …

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Forever Alone

Are you losing all hope for marriage?

Let me be clear about a few things before I get started on this enlightening rant. I’m not mad/angry/bitter towards well meaning people who try and encourage those of us who are single. I understand that MOST of them were not single as long as some of us have been. So, they don’t understand that we’ve heard the same things …

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