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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.

Why You’re Settling For The Wrong Person (And What To Do About It)

It was our second date. And quite honestly, one date too many. As I sat across from this man I’d known only a couple of weeks, a million reasons crossed my mind as to why I shouldn’t be there. I’d just witnessed him making fun of someone. He talked non-stop about the other women he’d recently dated. He was arrogant. …

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Single Moms Shouldn’t Live With Regret

If you are a single mother and find yourself living with regret, I hope you know you are not alone. But you don’t have to continue thinking about your life with regret. The Shriver Report polled 3,500 adults in 2013 to learn: “Low-income women and single moms are more likely to live with regret.” When asked what they wished they …

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When You Are Lonely

I recently moved into a new apartment, and it’s the first time since college that I’ve lived completely alone. Outwardly, finances and my extraverted, never-ending need for community justified roommates, but I suspect there was always a part of me that also chose roommates out of fear. That is, the fear of being alone. Nevertheless, for four months now, I …

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Are You In The Lonely Hearts Club Too?

I stood at my car in the pouring rain, luggage in hand, watching the bus drive away when it hit me hard. It was deep, it was overtaking, it was everything at once. “I am completely alone here.” I recently moved from Maryland to Florida. It was a complete God thing and a very exciting adventure (another story for another …

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10 Things Singles Can Do Instead Of Complaining About Valentine’s Day

We are quickly approaching every single’s least favorite “holiday”: Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day chocolates, which can be quickly spotted by the bright red wrappers, has been on sale since before Christmas stuff had time to get off the shelves. Get out of the way, Santa! Cupid is here. Cupid brings with it all its lovey-dovey-glory and weeks worth of romantic …

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When Your Choice Is Between God And A Relationship

“Doe, a deer, a female deer, ray, a drop of golden sun”… I could just see myself singing it while dancing around the Residenz Fountain in Austria. “Bong, bong” … I could hear Big Ben ringing while sailing on the River Thames. I could get lost in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City while admiring the work of Michelangelo. …

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Where Is Your Other Half?

It amazes me how people are always trying to pair you up with another human being. We are born alone, unique, except for the 2 percent of twins, .08 percent of triplets, and other multiple births. But even if people are born a twin or a triplet, they sustain themselves and are responsible for their own growth, education, health, etc. We have the right to be friends with …

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When Affection Isn’t Mutual

I had been sitting in Barney’s for half of the day with my favorite fragrance connoisseur narrowing down incredible, exclusive fragrances to find “the” one that represented him. After hours of fragrance stories, note descriptions, and pairing, I took one inhale of the exclusive Italian cocktails, and was whisked into the embrace of the one my heart had fallen hard …

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What I Wish I’d Known As A Young Single Woman

When I was growing up (and likely you as well), I loved fairy tales. Back then, Princesses weren’t brandishing bows and arrows or knocking out the prince with a frying pan. They were simply in love, and being endlessly pursued by the token of their affection. Of course, by definition they were fairy tales, and so we all grew to …

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Tips For Finding Love In The New Year!

I hope you had a happy, thriving holiday! Now that a new year has come, you may be focused on finding love in the new year. As Christians, we know God is in control of our lives. We walk in faith and prayer, and He supplies our needs and directs our paths. “But Alison,” you say, “I already know that I …

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