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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.

When You’re Waiting On Love

I love a good love story. If it’s a true love story, I love it even more! We often say to couples, “Tell me how you two met.” What we are really saying is, “Tell me your love story!” I’ve heard some sweet stories lately. I recently met a couple who knew each other from birth, dated very young and …

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Single For The Holidays

Walking into the party by myself. No hand to hold. Feeling like everyone is staring at me. Trying to find someone I know to talk to. Spending the holidays alone can be tough. Others may feel sorry for you or think something is wrong with you. It can be awkward and uncomfortable. I spent many years alone and single at …

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The Single Christian And A Celebrating God

Every once in a while, I run into a Christian single who is chronically drab, dour or otherwise non-celebratory. Whether because of anger over being single, religious doctrine, personality, rebellion against commercialism and snarled traffic, or bad experiences with other humans (such as bad marriages), they’ve developed the attitude that there is really nothing special to celebrate. The current holiday …

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Single at Christmas: A Love / Hate Story

Dear Christmas, I am writing this letter to tell you how I feel. I have been bottling up these emotions for most of my adult life. It is time to show up and tell my truth to you. To put it bluntly: I love you and I hate you. The early years with you were so memorable. We would get …

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For My Single Girls This Christmas

Hey, single gals. ‘Tis the season for “Jingle Bells” and “Deck the Halls.” It’s a season full of laughter and fun, but I know the holidays can be tough sometimes too. There are so many parties to go to and dinners to get through. A lot of people are asking how your dating life is going or giving you unwanted …

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The Art Of Being Alone

Lord Help

There was a time in my life when I felt utterly alone. It was my first year of graduate school, and I was living off-campus in my own apartment. I was no longer surrounded by the hustle and bustle of college life. Though I had three roommates, we were each wrapped up in doing our own things, and our lives …

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When Love Doesn’t Go as Planned

When Love Doesn't Go As Planned

Sometimes love simply doesn’t go as planned. If you’re like me, you’ve watched enough movies and every romantic comedy known to mankind, and at some point you subliminally acquired the notion that love is your right, and that without it you won’t be happy. Unfortunately, most people’s love lives don’t follow a Hollywood script. Some people never find the big …

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5 Ways To Keep From Withering In Waiting

“Will I get married, Siri?” I was in my mid-30s, still waiting for my man to materialize. College and grad school? Check. God, apparently, was in no hurry to marry me off, so more check marks followed: finishing postdoc; getting licensed; starting my practice. Meanwhile, grad school friends had taken the same amount of time not just to get their …

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When You’re Tired Of Being The Strong Single Mom

Being a single mom is often associated with images of a super mom wearing a super hero cape, or words that describe someone who is tough and independent. While I can mostly agree with those things, I also know that as a single mom myself, I have had my fair share of moments that I refer to as “weak.” Recently, …

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Our Church Doesn’t Have A Singles Ministry

I recently moved from the West Coast of the U.S. to the East Coast. There is a very different culture and mindset here, and I am still adjusting to the changes. One thing I did not expect was to see that churches in our area do not have singles groups! I am puzzled. Flabbergasted. Singles comprise nearly half the population …

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