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Singleness

In the SINGLENESS category you will find articles that speak to your life as an unmarried person – for those that want to remain single or desire to be married. The topics include: BEING SINGLE, SINGLE AGAIN and SINGLE PARENTING. Never married? You may feel your life is on hold in some areas but there are plenty of areas of your life and character that can be developed. Or you may be learning how to be single again after many years because of divorce or loss of a spouse. Single Matters brings expert advice to your life as a single parent, dealing with grief or questions regarding your “still single” status. See this season through God’s eyes and your hope, joy and strength will be restored.

Single Parent: Stop Living Moment To Moment

If single parenthood has taught me anything in life, it’s this: It is possible to live your life in 24-hour spurts. In fact, in the beginning of my single mom status, it was literally all I could handle emotionally and physically. I prepped and was ready for the next day, and had no energy left to plan any further than that. …

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Are You Lonely Or Just Alone?

“Instead of viewing aloneness as a shameful condition to cure, think of it as one of freedom and opportunity.” – Lauren Mackler, Soulmate Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Though some resist being alone, it doesn’t have to be that way. Solitude can prove to be valuable time for personal growth. I was single with three children …

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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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[Video] Worst (And Funniest) Single Pick Up Lines

Sometimes it’s just funny to think of the worst case scenario. Pick up lines aren’t biblical but what if someone said this to you? Would you go out just because they were willing to look dumb?

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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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Modeled Behavior

In the quest to solve the mystery of relationships, children and teenagers turn to many sources. But the most impactful source of all is the modeled behavior they see from their parents. If you are like me, my parents gave me little to no relational advice. Mostly, it was the usual, “Keep your hands to yourself,” “If we ever catch …

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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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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 9

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 9 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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When You’re Not Loved Because You’re Not Beautiful

I was an ugly child. At least, if you’d asked me, I’d have told you that. I was reminded of it in a thousand little ways. The way my dad ignored me when I’d try to talk to him. The way he shook his head at everything I did. The way he never came to any of my performances. The …

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