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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.

A Bride In Waiting

I’ve been dreaming about my wedding day for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I would scour bridal magazines, oohing and ahhing at each of the gowns. There was one gown in particular that, at the time, was my absolute dream wedding dress. I ripped the picture out of the magazine, folded it up and put …

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When You’re In The Waiting Process

A long-time friend recently confided to me that she and her husband are struggling to conceive a child. “Being patient is the hardest thing for me right now,” she said to me. “I believe I will get a baby, but my heart wants it now. I know it will be sweeter in God’s time, but it’s so hard to watch …

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Distracted By Singleness

In an attempt to encourage, people often like to share with singles the many “pros” to being single. I’ll admit, there are pros to singleness. For example, we don’t get woken up in the middle of the night because our kid just wet the bed or threw up or both. We don’t have to split our holiday dinners between our …

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When You’re Stood Up

I sat there and waited. And I waited, and waited. I had made a coffee date for Saturday afternoon at 2:30 and arrived about 2:20 pm. I sent her a text saying I was there about five minutes before our meet time. No reply. Around 2:45, I sent another note asking if she was close. No reply. After 40 minutes of waiting, I decided …

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Why You’re Settling For The Wrong Person (And What To Do About It)

It was our second date. And quite honestly, one date too many. As I sat across from this man I’d known only a couple of weeks, a million reasons crossed my mind as to why I shouldn’t be there. I’d just witnessed him making fun of someone. He talked non-stop about the other women he’d recently dated. He was arrogant. …

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When You Are Lonely

I recently moved into a new apartment, and it’s the first time since college that I’ve lived completely alone. Outwardly, finances and my extraverted, never-ending need for community justified roommates, but I suspect there was always a part of me that also chose roommates out of fear. That is, the fear of being alone. Nevertheless, for four months now, I …

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Are You In The Lonely Hearts Club Too?

I stood at my car in the pouring rain, luggage in hand, watching the bus drive away when it hit me hard. It was deep, it was overtaking, it was everything at once. “I am completely alone here.” I recently moved from Maryland to Florida. It was a complete God thing and a very exciting adventure (another story for another …

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10 Things Singles Can Do Instead Of Complaining About Valentine’s Day

We are quickly approaching every single’s least favorite “holiday”: Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day chocolates, which can be quickly spotted by the bright red wrappers, has been on sale since before Christmas stuff had time to get off the shelves. Get out of the way, Santa! Cupid is here. Cupid brings with it all its lovey-dovey-glory and weeks worth of romantic …

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When Your Choice Is Between God And A Relationship

“Doe, a deer, a female deer, ray, a drop of golden sun”… I could just see myself singing it while dancing around the Residenz Fountain in Austria. “Bong, bong” … I could hear Big Ben ringing while sailing on the River Thames. I could get lost in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City while admiring the work of Michelangelo. …

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Where Is Your Other Half?

It amazes me how people are always trying to pair you up with another human being. We are born alone, unique, except for the 2 percent of twins, .08 percent of triplets, and other multiple births. But even if people are born a twin or a triplet, they sustain themselves and are responsible for their own growth, education, health, etc. We have the right to be friends with …

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