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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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Interview: Stephanie Rische – I Was Blind (Dating), But Now I See

When talking to Stephanie Rische, I noticed something rather quickly that I admired greatly: her ability to be graciously honest. Often people will try to cover their struggles and portray a stronger version of themselves for the world to see, but Stephanie didn’t do that because she understands the importance of sharing transparently with others. When we’re open with our …

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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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Another Dateless New Year’s Eve

Dateless? Well, isn’t that just special – another article highlighting singleness and at a particularly vulnerable season, no less. Thank you for that. I get it, believe me. That was me for 10 long years. Each holiday season, I fervently asked God to make this the last one without someone “special” in my life. I prayed myself into a tizzy bargaining …

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When All You Want For Christmas Is Your Mate

I’m finding it extremely difficult to believe that Christmas is barely a day away from now. December seemed to fly by, and I’m a little nervous about what the new year will bring. Maybe for you, like me, this past year was pretty horrible. My job situation went from bad to worse, and my financial situation followed suit. I was …

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