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What To Do When Your Church Doesn’t Have A Singles Group

I attend a fairly small church. Most non-holiday-rush Sundays, I’d guesstimate we have about 125 people in attendance. Everyone knows everyone, which can be both a blessing and a curse. The church consists of a large number of families with children and then a pretty consistent older crowd that has been there from the beginning and helped build the church. …

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3 Keys To Turn Your Life Around

Women know that life is loaded with challenges. Single mothers face hurdles every day. In my new book Living Learning Loving, I share from my heart and my personal experiences ways to tackle the troubles head-on, ways to turn your life around. 1. Turn Loneliness Into Sacred Solitude Single moms often experience loneliness. Being lonely, however, is not the same …

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Companionship Crisis

The 20-something years are an awkward stage of life. These years are usually the transition from young adulthood into real adulthood. From your parents’ house to your dorm room to your own place. From college jobs to your first real job and hopefully into a career. Any of these transitions can be hard to navigate. The 20s can be even more …

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Singleness Takes Years Off Your Life

I baked a cake last week. Did a friend have a birthday? Was my church having a potluck dinner? No and no. It was for me. Only me. I had been stressed out and the only thing I had in my refrigerator was a gallon jar of pickles, some salsa and about three bottles of expired salad dressing. None of those …

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It’s Not About Chocolate

Love doesn’t come in a heart-shaped box. There is no such person as Prince Charming. A spouse cannot give you “happily ever after.” There. I said it. It’s not pretty, but it’s true. In the second grade I learned that if someone loved you very much there would be a pretty heart-shaped box of candy on your desk on Valentine’s …

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Single Moms On Valentine’s Day

Single moms on Valentine’s Day can feel more alone than any other day of the year. I know. I well remember that feeling. You may feel like something or someone is missing. You may not know what to do with yourself. Here are two thoughts on the subject from a Tough Old Bird with a Soft Spot for Single Moms. Valentine’s …

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The Damaging Effects Of Isolation

“I don’t deserve to be happy.” “No one could possibly love me.” “I’m not good enough.” “I’ve made too many mistakes.” Have you ever heard anyone say these things? More importantly, have you ever said or thought them? Well I certainly have—and I suspect I’m not alone. As singles, we spend quite a bit of time alone, isolated from others. …

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Grace Of Aloneness Is Amazing

When I was born, my siblings were eight, twelve, and sixteen—much too old to want to play with me. I spent my early years entertaining myself. I spent many hours in solitude. Later in life after a divorce, with three young children, I craved that time alone. And then I resented it passionately when it came, like the anticipation of …

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Cultivating Intimacy: Part 1

Cultivating Intimacy

“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” (1 Corinthians 13:12, ESV) Intimacy. To know and to be known. This is not some marginal aspect of the human experience. It is the center of the target. We were …

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