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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.

Giving Birth to More Than Children

Every year for the last six years, I’ve bought a Mother’s Day card for one of my best friends, Jennifer. She doesn’t have children of her own, yet she deserves to share that special day with a million other moms. When I met her six years ago, I had no idea we would have the friendship we have today. She …

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Grace Of Aloneness Is Amazing

When I was born, my siblings were eight, twelve, and sixteen—much too old to want to play with me. I spent my early years entertaining myself. I spent many hours in solitude. Later in life after a divorce, with three young children, I craved that time alone. And then I resented it passionately when it came, like the anticipation of …

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Are You The Reason You Are Single?

 “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17, NLT Everything is not always as it seems. And most of us do not see ourselves the way others do. Here lately, God has me camped out in the idea of singleness due to …

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Single And On Skid Row

I’m single, technically unemployed and living out of my car. There is a good chance you’ve never heard the story. I should write a post on it someday. I may make it a book. But, I’m too busy following Jesus to stop and document this journey right now. It started with an idea when I woke up every morning – …

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Shedding The Orphan Mentality In Singleness

On my best days, I can say with Tim Keller that “Jesus is enough,” but many times I am living with that leftover attitude, orphan-like frame of mind—and I see flickers of it in other singles as well. We read the promises of God to us in Scripture that He is our portion, our strength, our refuge, our family and yet still think, speak and live …

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When Life Doesn’t Turn Out As Planned

I thought I was doing everything right. Then the things that should’ve brought the greatest joy turned to heartbreak. Life doesn’t always turn out as planned. There I was, standing in front of a man who I didn’t know much about, except that he had a love for hunting and the ministry. I knew that I had rushed into marriage …

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10 Times When Being Single Stinks

As I type this, I have 4 hours and 50 minutes to go on this flight. Not too bad, except for the fact that I have already been on this airplane for over 9 hours. Unconscious bodies are strewn everywhere, with only the flicker of seat-back movie screens cutting through the darkness. It is 3:29am where I departed. Yet I …

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A Single Renews Her Vows

A renewal of vows. I think of this as a reaffirmation ceremony enacted by a couple who have shared the electric bill and the laundry, who have argued over major and trivial matters, who have known each other past the make-up and cologne, maybe raised a few kids, danced in the kitchen on occasion and fought on the way to …

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From Single To Married: When Friendships Change

One of your girlfriends gets engaged. You’re happy for her, but you know what’s coming: She’s going to disappear after the wedding. Or so it seems. I remember the change in relationship with a good friend who married years ago. We got together less frequently, and I never spent time with them as a couple. Eventually, our times together became …

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A Woman’s Heart — The Scariest Trail In The World

I recently saw pictures of what is called the “Scariest Trail in the World” on a mountain in China. It has since been added to my bucket list. As I scrolled through the pictures, the first part of the journey began with a steep climb up the “Heavenly Stairs” that led to narrow rudimentary planks attached to sheer rock cliffs, …

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