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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.

Like My Father

I’m sure we’ve all asked ourselves this question: Am I just like my father?  But the real question is: Do we really want to know the answer? With the passing of my 35th birthday this year, I’ve found myself reflecting back over the last several decades, the laughter and tears and the lessons I’ve learned. But I hit an interesting …

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7 Things Your Biceps Can’t Do For Me

This weekend a girlfriend of mine asked, “Would you date a man if he had all the emotional qualities you are looking for but wasn’t your physical preference?” Without hesitation, I answered “Absolutely.” Yes, deep down every girl desires a man whose gene pool will produce beautiful children the rest of the world will “oooh” and “aaah” over, but that …

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Prolonged Singleness And Stolen Legacy

I love my grandmother, and I love the British actress Judi Dench. So when Grandma mentioned her desire to see the dame’s new movie, Philomena, I gladly accompanied her to the theater. After the movie, my Catholic grandmother left the theater very disturbed by the story. I did as well. But for different reasons. You see, the movie takes us …

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Singles Retreat – May 23-25, 2014

When it comes to retreats for singles, there aren’t many to be found. But we recently met with a group that has a huge heart for singles and is holding their first retreat in the beautiful hills of North Carolina. Although we have no affiliation with this organization, we wanted to share the opportunity with you. Singles Impact Retreat – …

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Where Singles Ministries Fail And Succeed

It was spring of my senior year in college. My friend Phil and I decided to go to our first ever “singles Bible study.” There was one in our city that was making all kinds of buzz. Thousands were showing up. “The teaching and music are amazing” we were hearing everywhere. We decided to give it a shot. What we …

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10 Ways To Ruin Your Life In Your 20s

No one ever plans to ruin their life. Nobody makes that a goal or a New Year’s resolution, or an integral part of their 5-year plan. Kids don’t sit around and dream about growing up to be an alcoholic; students don’t go to class to learn how to be bankrupt; brides and grooms don’t go to the altar expecting their …

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Escaping The Cult Of Darcy

“Illusions are dangerous people. They have no flaws.” – Irene, Sabrina (1995) I’ve read most everything that Jane Austen has written. I read her work in my teens, in my 20s, and even though I’ll only be tiptoeing into my 30s this year, it’s highly probable that I’ll read those classics again. Her wit, her social commentary and her ability …

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[Video] eHarmony Video Bio

It’s the month more people sign up for online dating than any other time of year. Before you do, you may want to take advice from this gal. This video is too funny not to share. Our advice? Do this to get dates … but not if you want to be married.

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Learning From Disappointment

Have you ever wanted something so bad that your body ached in anticipation? You may have wanted a new love, that great new career or the fulfillment of your dreams. Even worse, have you desired something so dearly and believed you would get it, only to find that it was snatched away from you at the last minute? This is …

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Are You Desperate?

Recently, as I was meeting with another favorite client (can you tell I have many?), I had another revelation for the single people of the world. This revelation can actually be applied to many situations and circumstances, but is very fitting when applied to relationships. The chat I was having with this client centered on a recent relationship prospect and …

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