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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.

Are You Losing All Hope For Marriage?

Are you losing all hope for marriage?

Nearly every milestone in my life happened later than expected. As a little girl, I watched others blossom and mature faster than I did. I felt alienated and left out when most of the girls in junior high were stuffing training bras while I was still playing with baby dolls. I was often the target of ridicule because I was …

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Tired Of Being Alone?

Are you tired of being alone?

Did you ever just have one of those days? If you’re single like me, then you know nothing makes you tired of being alone faster than when the deck seems stacked against you. Just a few weeks ago, I had a tough week at work, was up for an award that I didn’t get, facing dental surgery, had my car …

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Single, Happy And Loving Life

Single, Happy and Loving Life

I am a single woman, doing life in New York City and the world, and I am ridiculously happy pretty much all of the time. There is nothing spectacular in the natural to warrant the permanent and somewhat goofy smile that is plastered on my face. I live in the same crazy, chaotic, dog-eat-dog, unstable, pleasure-hungry world you do. What …

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5 Dating Tips For Bachelor Viewers

Dating Tips for Bachelor Viewers

Reality TV is one of my guilty pleasures, so you can count on me to catch several episodes of “The Bachelor.” I watch reality shows like this one because I’m fascinated by human behavior. I try to figure out what compels female contestants to publicly argue, compete and embarrass themselves over a man. I thought I’d pause from my entertainment, …

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Runaway Bride

Runaway Bride

Have you ever run from something so hard, only to find yourself running right into it? Well, some time ago I had been running for a long time. But it wasn’t until I was doing another lap around “Reject Street” that my path swiftly intersected “Relationship Way.” Yes, it was the day I was doing the 100-yard dash, and God …

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Holding Out For Sex

“And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint” Galatians 6:9 (AMP). Have you ever read this verse and hoped it also applied to holding out for sex? Sometimes when you …

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[Fable] The Rude Boy

Rude Boy

There once was a rude boy who would walk every day to a small bridge that reached across a muddy slough. The boy liked to visit the bridge so he could make fun of people who crossed it. “Hey pimple face, your face has more spots than a pizza pie,” the rude boy said to the young man with blotchy …

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The Micro-Level Needs of Singles

The Needs of Singles

I have been praying on a fairly regular basis (for a while) for God to answer my prayer for a husband. And so far, to date, that hasn’t happened yet. I’m in my late twenties. So, it hasn’t been an eternity, but I frequently am tempted—especially when I’m carrying something heavy or reaching over my head for the top shelf …

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My Miscarriage

My Miscarriage

I am single. I’ve had a miscarriage. I want to explain. Over the years I’ve had about 10. Each time you get pregnant, excitement fills your heart for what will become the fulfillment of your dreams. It’s so fun to dream and share it with others. Everyone seems to be excited for you, and you make great plans for the …

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Honor and Honesty Even When It Hurts

Honor and Honesty

Oh the fun and adventure of being single in this crazy world, staying close to God’s heart, navigating the many rules of relationships, and living with a smile on your face in the process! I am a woman who happens to be incredibly passionate, ridiculously romantic, and Heavenly hopeful for love. I have the great privilege of being a single …

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