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Three Words That Will Change Your Life

Recently, at the wedding of a dear friend, I watched Ephesians 3:20 come to life before my very eyes. Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us …” But before he wrote those life-changing words, …

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Ladies, Asking A Question Is Not Leading

I feel for you ladies. I really do. Dating is particularly a little harder for you. For me, dating is relatively easy. I just have to pick a woman. Granted, I might be rejected when I ask someone out, but for the most part, I have control in choosing who I ask. You don’t. You kind of just have to wait …

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The Difference Between Stolen And Influenced Hearts

Which would you rather have — someone who stole your heart or someone who won your heart? Of course, we are smitten with the romantic notion of someone sweeping us off our feet, of stealing our hearts away, of making us swoon uncontrollably. But isn’t that a bit unrealistic, careless, irresponsible and indecisive? A smarter option would be to have …

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Do You Want To Be Married?

In recent years, I haven’t thought of myself as being open to getting married. I had made peace with the thought that I would never have children and would grow old alone. I accepted that my lot was to remain single and learned to enjoy my independence. I became quite comfortable with the idea of being single. I’m not alone; …

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Are You Tempted To Settle?

He prays before bed, so I think he loves the Lord. She has one of the 3 qualities I’m looking for in a mate, so that’s good enough for me. He doesn’t appreciate the silly things about me, but otherwise he’s great. We talk every day, but he won’t commit. This is as good as it’s going to get for …

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What Happy Singles Know About Relationships

My church is currently doing a series called “What Happy Couples Know.” At first I was discouraged; after all, I’ve been single for nine years now. I don’t have any prospects of a relationship or marriage. I’m not saying that door is closed, but at this moment I’m seeking happiness as a single Christian woman approaching 50. I’m seeking to …

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Overcoming Disappointment In Your Singleness

I’ve struggled with disappointment a lot in my life. This little voice somewhere deep inside always tells me I’ll be let down. It’s a cycle I’ve seen, but I didn’t know why I felt that way. My default response to hope was always, “It’ll probably never happen, but that’s OK.” Are you nodding your head right about now, thinking you’re …

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Purity Is Greater Than Virginity

Virginity doesn’t mean what it used to mean. Before the easy access of pornography, virginity often meant that someone was pure in their life. Not so much now. Pornography has so oversexualized our culture that you don’t even have to watch it to know what it looks like. You just have to watch the latest Nicki Minaj music video, which leaves very little to the imagination. In the past, men would flip …

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When You Feel Desperate

There is no “U” in desperation. There should be no “you” in desperation, either. In the dictionary, we find desperation defined as a loss of hope or a surrender to despair. A state of hopelessness leading to rashness. Does any of this sound like anyone’s dating life that you know? Yeah? Let’s talk about it. Desperate Dating Desperate dating leads …

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God, You’re Late

Years ago someone told me that God had written on His calendar the day that I would meet my future husband, so I should stop worrying and enjoy the single life until that day arrived. If I had known an entire forest would need to be killed to produce the required number of yearly calendars, I may not have responded …

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