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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.

When Affection Isn’t Mutual

I had been sitting in Barney’s for half of the day with my favorite fragrance connoisseur narrowing down incredible, exclusive fragrances to find “the” one that represented him. After hours of fragrance stories, note descriptions, and pairing, I took one inhale of the exclusive Italian cocktails, and was whisked into the embrace of the one my heart had fallen hard …

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What I Wish I’d Known As A Young Single Woman

When I was growing up (and likely you as well), I loved fairy tales. Back then, Princesses weren’t brandishing bows and arrows or knocking out the prince with a frying pan. They were simply in love, and being endlessly pursued by the token of their affection. Of course, by definition they were fairy tales, and so we all grew to …

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Tips For Finding Love In The New Year!

I hope you had a happy, thriving holiday! Now that a new year has come, you may be focused on finding love in the new year. As Christians, we know God is in control of our lives. We walk in faith and prayer, and He supplies our needs and directs our paths. “But Alison,” you say, “I already know that I …

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Another Dateless New Year’s Eve

Dateless? Well, isn’t that just special – another article highlighting singleness and at a particularly vulnerable season, no less. Thank you for that. I get it, believe me. That was me for 10 long years. Each holiday season, I fervently asked God to make this the last one without someone “special” in my life. I prayed myself into a tizzy bargaining …

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When All You Want For Christmas Is Your Mate

I’m finding it extremely difficult to believe that Christmas is barely a day away from now. December seemed to fly by, and I’m a little nervous about what the new year will bring. Maybe for you, like me, this past year was pretty horrible. My job situation went from bad to worse, and my financial situation followed suit. I was …

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Why It Stinks To Be Unintentionally Overlooked

In the movie Bridget Jones, Bridget is having dinner with some pretentious married people. One of them says to her, “Bridget, why do you think there are so many people over 30 and single these days?” Bridget looks her straight in the face and says, “Well, I guess it doesn’t hurt that we have scales under our clothes.” We singles often …

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God Does Not Have A Plan B For You

When I became single for the second time in my life, it wasn’t part of the plan. Life had taken an abrupt turn, and single motherhood became my new reality. I grieved in the beginning. Not only for the losses my family would suffer, but because it didn’t match what I believed God was calling me toward in ministry. You …

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Why I’m Not Dating Jesus

You know what kind of story I don’t want to tell about singleness? I don’t want to tell the “I’m dating Jesus and it’s awesome” story. Sometimes Christians, when taking a break from dating or when embracing the spiritual benefits of being single, talk about “dating Jesus.” They might say, “I’m not seeing anyone now. I’m just dating Jesus,” or …

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My Gift Of Singleness

I love Monday nights. And it has nothing to do with football. I’m a facilitator for a sex addiction program called Pure Desires at my church. Every week men come and pour their hearts out as they dive deep into the issues that have manifested the bondage. My heart breaks with them as I hear many stories of abuse and abandonment—all of which …

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Facebook Relationship Status: Single

I’ve been on Facebook since 2007. In those eight years, not once have I ever been “Facebook official.” My relationship status has remained unchanged and that has been a difficult reality to walk through. On an almost daily basis I see others celebrating a new relationship or engagement or marriage. The hundreds of “likes” reaffirm how happy everyone is for the …

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