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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.

Can You Enjoy Being Single On Valentine’s Day?

You know what really grinds my gears? When people try to deflate someone else’s dreams. This year I have to ask: Am I the only one who enjoys Valentine’s Day? I am a romantic, though at some points in my life it was hard to admit. But now I don’t find anything wrong with celebrating love. Are you one of those …

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Why We Need To Trust The Process In Our Singleness

How many of us consider ourselves to be role models? I usually don’t think of myself that way until I’m reminded by people, from family to strangers via social media, that what I share in my writings are good enough for them to read — and I pray — learn from. To be honest, there are some hard days for …

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Tips For The Perfect Dating Profile

Recently, I did something I said I’d never do again. I signed up for a free trial on a Christian dating website. In a moment of weakness, I clicked “sign-up” and spent the next hour crafting the most honest profile I could. I used my most recent pictures and did my best to represent my personality correctly—one part sass, one …

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4 ‘Thoughts’ Singles Fight During The Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, so do the announcements of engagements, wedding invitations and babies that flood our social media timelines and mailboxes. Similar to wedding season, the holidays from Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years can take a toll on a single person mentally and spiritually. Even the steadfast can sometimes face several kinds of thoughts that may cause them …

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God, Why Am I Still Single?

Is there anything I’m not doing that I should be doing? I was speaking to my pastor several years ago about being in my early 40s, single, with no prospects and no understanding of the “why behind the what.” For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why an attractive, godly, fun, strong, intelligent, fit and fabulous human being …

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The 24 (Not So) Serious Prayers Of A Single Woman

I’ve been praying for my future husband probably as long as I’ve been able to speak. That’s what a good Proverbs 31 woman does, right? Usually, it’s my final prayer before drifting off to sleep at night, which may be why I have this recurring dream of marrying Tim Tebow. My prayers may have included the following things and in no …

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Overcoming Loneliness With The Power Of Hope

Years ago I drove three hours across Iowa from Des Moines through Cedar Falls to the tiny little town of Dyersville, just a few miles off of Highway 20. I rolled down my window and I could hear its music: the sound of gravel crunching beneath my tires and the wind rustling through the corn. Though I’d never been there …

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Dear Single Heart

Dear Single Heart, I know you are lonely. I get that you are exhausted from the trying and effort. I understand the heaviness as you wait for the promise. I know the pain from the random gut punches when the reality of singleness hits all too well. You probably ask God the same questions: When? Why? What? How? You probably …

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Is God Preparing You For Marriage?

Navigating life as a celibate Christian single can be rough. Inevitably there seems to be a moment in my conversations about singleness with other Christians that makes me cringe. Eventually those dreaded words are spoken: “Oh, but don’t worry; He is preparing you for your husband.” I cringe because I feel so misunderstood. I could swear I had just articulately communicated …

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Jesus, Single Like Me

Growing up, I had a reputation for being very independent. Because my birth father was rarely at home, it felt like I was raised by a single mother. Often she would rely on me to help her take care of my younger siblings. From changing diapers to helping with dinner to babysitting, I took on a lot of responsibility. This …

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