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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 God Seems Like The Grinch

Much of the time, I love my life. I love sharing my story. I’ve seen God bring beauty from ashes, and I’ve affirmed that He is good. But there are times when the suppressed longing I have to be pursued and loved by someone who wants to marry me explodes inside of me, and all I can feel is neglected …

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Girl Porn

Nothing like trying to explain the title of this article to your parents, especially when you are their pastor! I will never forget one of my youth leaders in Texas preaching about her definition of “Girl Porn” and thinking it was completely ridiculous as she tried to persuade a group of hopeless, romantic 16-year-old girls in the 80s about the …

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Lessons From The Mistletoe

I entered the doorway of our company staff party, looking up at the mistletoe above the door. How could a simple little plant provoke a flirtation and an innocent-enough kiss? I paused for a moment, only to realize that there was no one on the other side of that door who, in my opinion, was “mistletoe-worthy.” There would be no …

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How To Survive The Holidays While Single

The holidays are upon us—Christmas, New Year’s and all that they entail. What an incredible time! Not only are we celebrating the birth of our Savior who transformed our entire world completely and eternally; we also get to spend extra time with those we love and value—family, friends and co-workers. The holiday season can also carry with it an acute …

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Do Men Wait On God Too?

Do Men Wait on God Too?

Let me start by confessing something: I don’t have it all figured out. I’m waiting on God to bring that person that I connect with into my life. When it comes to being single, we’re all in the same boat. The trouble is that sometimes we jump the gun, misinterpret signals or simply take a risk that doesn’t pan out. …

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Scars On My Tongue

My tongue is full of scars from having to bite it … often. Oh, it was so hard at times not to let it out.  I have been divorced for more than 10 years. My daughter was 3 when my divorce was final. It wasn’t an easy divorce … what divorce is? I was hurt. I was devastated. I was …

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Interview With Author John Greco: Broken Vows

Everyone loves the holidays, right? Well—not exactly. If life is going great, sure, this might be the “most wonderful time of the year.” But—for those in the middle of relational hardship or pain, this time of year might be most difficult of all. Is it possible to be thankful—even hopeful—when life is a mess? Meet John Greco. In a matter …

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20 Ways Single Parents Can Pray For Kids

Prayer for Kids

Lord, I prayed for this child, and You have granted me what I asked of You (1 Samuel 1:27). We are told that of the millennials—young people ages 10-29 years old—only 15 percent are Christian. The assignment to pray for our children is essential to raising up a generation that will live for God and withstand the enemy’s attack upon them (Genesis …

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Tragedy Makes 3 Widows In One Family

I cried through most of my twenties. Who am I kidding? I’m still crying in my thirties, but for very different reasons.
 Thirteen years ago, dreams were coming true. I had my college diploma in hand, the handsomest fellow by my side, and a wedding ring on my finger!
 “God is good!” said the preacher. “All the time!” said the congregation. I grew …

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Letter From An Orphan

Letter from an Orphan

Orphan- a word I never really thought of much until now. I mean, I knew what it meant and I knew that anyone with that title tainting their life’s resume had some tragedy recorded in their history. Being a believer in God I also believed that we could never really be orphans because somewhere in the Bible God inspired someone …

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