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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.

3 Keys To A Successful Single Mom Life

Single mothers are my heroes. I have worked with them officially for over eight years and continue to be amazed by the women who carry on and create a life that would be extremely difficult even without children. I’ve noticed that these moms each have three things in common, the same three things I encourage women to develop when I …

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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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How Single Dads Can Be Just Like Jesus

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. — Ephesians 5:25 NIV Many men are willing to die; not enough are willing to truly live. Dying is easy. Living is hard. Dads, this one is for you in your role as fathers. Many fathers find it difficult to express genuine emotions or …

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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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Single Parents: There Is Life Beyond Your Loss

The year after my marriage fell apart was hands down the worst of my life. Most days were a blur as I stumbled through them trying to contain my emotions and take care of my children. It was the pinnacle to a life full of loss that seemed unbelievable, and undeserved, and just … unfair. It left me shaken, literally, …

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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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What Frank Sinatra Got Wrong

I’m glad I didn’t get married at 25. At 25, I was unconsciously looking for a guy to glance my way and sing Brad Paisley’s line from under a wide white brim, “Now you’re my whole life. Now you’re my whole world. I just can’t believe the way I feel about you girl.” This mystery man also needed to go …

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