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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.

What Married People Need To Know About Singleness

I talk to singles all the time. I hear a few common things about what is hard about being single, what is missing in the singles ministries in the church and what they feel most misunderstood about. Next time you want to tell someone who is single that it’s a gift, enjoy this time being single, God’s timing is perfect …

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My Online Dating Experience Doesn’t Define Who I Am

I haven’t been in a serious relationship for going on eight years now. I’ve gone on a few dates—left a few of those dates early. Yes, they were THAT bad. I’ve made a few bad choices. Got my heart attached to guys who had no intention of getting attached. I’ve tried meeting guys. All the places you’re “supposed” to meet …

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Live, Laugh, Love

When I was 12, I admired my older counterparts. I believed that they held all of the answers and could do anything they wanted. I mean, the people I admired wore makeup, could drive, were fearless and had boyfriends. My priorities were certainly in order. In any case, it’s funny to be 23 years young and still feel 12 at …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 3

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 3 Third in our series on things single parents need to know to raise healthy kids. ABCs for Single Parenting: Part 3 covers G, H & I. The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s …

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3 Tips On Surviving Divorce

Even though divorce has become commonplace and the court system has become efficient at accommodating divorce requests for nearly half of all marriages, it is still devastating. Though it may alleviate the pressure of a failed marriage, it is still painful. It most definitely sucks—it sucks the life out of you, your spouse, your children born from the marriage, your …

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Open Letter To A Sister In Love

Dear Little Sister, I want to give you some advice on love. First of all, let me tell you that things are not always as they seem. Fairy tales are something to admire, but they are not realistic. True relationships take some effort on both ends. In other words, one magical kiss doesn’t seal the deal. Love is timeless, and …

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4 Preparations For A Trip Through Change

I recently met with a mother of young children whose husband has left. He has a girlfriend and has filed for divorce. Her heart and life are ripped to shreds. She is looking directly into a deep and rugged path through a long valley. If you are in such a place, realize that you are facing a rough path, and …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 2

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 2 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 Life Becomes A Big Pause Button

Have you ever wanted an answer to prayer so badly that you were actually wearing yourself out praying so much? In those times, you crave that new season of a relationship in your life, a career opportunity or the next best thing … only to find no answers. In fact, you are still single for yet another year, stuck in …

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Saying Goodbye To Online Dating

In the last year, I’ve been a member of the big three dating sites at one time or another: Christian Mingle, eHarmony, Match.com. I get those notifications in my inbox saying, “Sign up in the next 72 hours to save 60% and find the love of your life.” Okay, I added the last part for dramatic effect, but you get …

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