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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.

The Me-Monster Of Singleness

I’m a married man. What qualifies me to say anything about singleness? I mean, I got married right out of college when I was 21. I didn’t have to struggle through any time as a single adult. So why should you listen to me? We spoiled married people love to offer trite advice to you Christian singles in our churches, like, “You are so lucky, …

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Questions Singles Ask Themselves

All singles should have a Facebook relationship status that says “it’s complicated.” One day you feel great about being single, and the next you are in the depths of despair. You proudly declare you are content and then secretly wonder what the heck is wrong. Single life is complicated. If you have a desire to be married, you have probably …

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3 Keys To Turn Your Life Around

Women know that life is loaded with challenges. Single mothers face hurdles every day. In my new book Living Learning Loving, I share from my heart and my personal experiences ways to tackle the troubles head-on, ways to turn your life around. 1. Turn Loneliness Into Sacred Solitude Single moms often experience loneliness. Being lonely, however, is not the same …

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What I Learned From Online Dating

It was my younger sister’s 39th birthday, and she texted me with the news: She got engaged. That meant I was the lone spinster of four sisters, 40 years old with no potential marriage partners in sight — and no potential dates in sight, either. I’d never had a lot of experience with dating. My first date turned out to …

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Companionship Crisis

The 20-something years are an awkward stage of life. These years are usually the transition from young adulthood into real adulthood. From your parents’ house to your dorm room to your own place. From college jobs to your first real job and hopefully into a career. Any of these transitions can be hard to navigate. The 20s can be even more …

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The Virgin Whore

If you read my article “Confessions of a 30(ish)-Year-Old Virgin” then you are well aware that I am still a virgin. If you haven’t read it, you can find it here. I admit that even though my chastity belt has been securely fastened (and in its upright position) that I have whored my heart out to numerous lovers. As Christians, …

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What Is God Teaching Me About Singleness?

In my journeys I often meet people who are struggling with their singleness. Some have just come out of a serious relationship and are wondering if they will ever love again and get married; others have never had a serious relationship and wonder if it will ever happen. And there are those who struggle with contentment, purpose and worthiness. I too …

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Shower Season

Ten … 10 times. That is the number of times I’ve been asked to be in a wedding. It only averages out to about once a year over the past decade, but it still feels like a lot. I’ve probably been invited to three times that many weddings (maybe more, I lost count about 5 years ago). For most of …

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Why I Won’t Slow Down For A Relationship

People like to give well-meaning advice to single people. They think their nugget of wisdom is going to be THE nugget of wisdom that gets you a mate. There’s this idea that if you try this thing or that thing, that all of a sudden (like a heavenly magical trick) the man or woman of your dreams is going to …

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The Gift Of Singleness Explained

In my single years, Sunday mornings in Church used to feel unbearable. At the beginning of the service, well-meaning couples would greet me with phrases like, “Sooo, did you find a woman yet?” or “Hey, did you meet Jade yet? She’s really cute. You two should go out!” Aside of the fact that Jade probably had her eye on someone …

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