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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.

ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 13

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 13 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” — (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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4 ‘Thoughts’ Singles Fight During The Holiday Season

As the holiday season approaches, so do the announcements of engagements, wedding invitations and babies that flood our social media timelines and mailboxes. Similar to wedding season, the holidays from Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years can take a toll on a single person mentally and spiritually. Even the steadfast can sometimes face several kinds of thoughts that may cause them …

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God, Why Am I Still Single?

Is there anything I’m not doing that I should be doing? I was speaking to my pastor several years ago about being in my early 40s, single, with no prospects and no understanding of the “why behind the what.” For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why an attractive, godly, fun, strong, intelligent, fit and fabulous human being …

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Making New Christmas Traditions Heals Old Wounds

Christmas is a season for new – new birth, new hope, new beauty. Sometimes, however, the holidays are as hard as they are joyous. Good becomes great, but just as much, sadness can become despair. Old wounds are magnified during this time of year. The have-nots feel deeper and the voids more pronounced. When Christmas is hard, it just feels …

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The 24 (Not So) Serious Prayers Of A Single Woman

I’ve been praying for my future husband probably as long as I’ve been able to speak. That’s what a good Proverbs 31 woman does, right? Usually, it’s my final prayer before drifting off to sleep at night, which may be why I have this recurring dream of marrying Tim Tebow. My prayers may have included the following things and in no …

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A Single Moms Guide To ‘The Talk’ With Small Boys

You don’t always get a ready-made opportunity to cue up a conversation about sex with your kids. Looking back, I remember my own; sitting on the brown polyester shag carpet of my grandfather’s living room when I was a 13-year-old and listening as he uncomfortably beat around the bush for what seemed like pretty near an eternity. What followed was …

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Overcoming Loneliness With The Power Of Hope

Years ago I drove three hours across Iowa from Des Moines through Cedar Falls to the tiny little town of Dyersville, just a few miles off of Highway 20. I rolled down my window and I could hear its music: the sound of gravel crunching beneath my tires and the wind rustling through the corn. Though I’d never been there …

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ABCs For Single Parenting: Part 12

The ABCs (Absolute Basic Criteria) for Raising Spiritually Sensitive Children – Part 12 The Bible provides sufficient principles for child rearing, but it does not give us a detailed blueprint for every action. Let’s keep in mind that God’s Word speaks clearly of the righteous goal for parenting: “Be ye holy for I am holy” (1 Peter 1:16). It is …

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Dear Single Heart

Dear Single Heart, I know you are lonely. I get that you are exhausted from the trying and effort. I understand the heaviness as you wait for the promise. I know the pain from the random gut punches when the reality of singleness hits all too well. You probably ask God the same questions: When? Why? What? How? You probably …

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I Don’t Think I Can Handle Another Heartbreak

Ever had enough of heartbreak? Ever had enough of the pain that comes with it? The pain that comes with another failed relationship is something I don’t care to experience again. I’ve had three relationships in my 34 years here on this earth. Each of them has been different. Each of them have been equally painful. My last relationship was the …

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