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The Gift Of Singleness Explained

In my single years, Sunday mornings in Church used to feel unbearable. At the beginning of the service, well-meaning couples would greet me with phrases like, “Sooo, did you find a woman yet?” or “Hey, did you meet Jade yet? She’s really cute. You two should go out!” Aside of the fact that Jade probably had her eye on someone …

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Interview: Ryan And Amanda Leak – The One: An Amazing Love Story Starts With You

Ryan and Amanda Leak received international media attention because of their YouTube documentary “Surprise Wedding.” On May 5, their book, The One: An Amazing Love Story Starts with You, was released. This couple has a beautiful passion to share with others wisdom and helpful insights on singleness and relationships. They spent valuable time gleaning from those around them — from mentors to counselors — and they …

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I’m Losing My Patience While I Wait For You

I was a teenager during the “True Love Waits” movement. There were books, devotionals, jewelry, T-shirts — you name it. When I was in Bible college, my mom bought me a sterling silver ring with the word “FAITH” engraved for all to see. I wore it on my ring finger. One day while working at Pearle Vision, one of my co-workers turned to …

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Why God Allows Tests

“We will have an exam next week.” “Tomorrow, there will be a test on …” Do you remember the knot in your stomach as you thought about how much you needed to cram for an upcoming test? I remember the audible groans from my students whenever I announced that the exam was drawing near. Even if you are a good …

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A Letter To My Younger, Single Self

It’s okay. You don’t have to tell me. I already know. You’re absolutely freaking out. You’re not at all sure what to do with the fact that it seems like every one of your friends has gotten married or is getting married. Turning 25 and being what you internally call yourself, “irrevocably single,” isn’t easy. You feel alone. There’s no …

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4 Battles Of Singleness

  Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me. Lord, what are human beings that you care for them, mere mortals that you think of them? (Psalm …

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Are You Courageously Waiting On God?

If life were a puzzle, how would you react to the incomplete picture and missing puzzle pieces? Last summer, I watched my mom tackle two different jigsaw puzzles. The first puzzle was a challenge but certainly seemed doable. She worked at it in her free time, allowed others the joy of helping and then voila! It was done. We celebrated …

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It All Starts With You!

Have you ever lost hope and then plummeted into an ocean of negative feelings? Perhaps you were holding out for a job you really wanted, a new love interest or something else of your heart’s desire. Often when we are on the brink of success, we hit our greatest moment of despair first. Hope is a much-needed commodity, and we …

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What To Do When Your Family Is Pressuring You

Do you remember Bill Cosby’s show “Kids Say the Darndest Things”? Well, my niece Kylie might be one of the cutest little examples of the fun and crazy things children say. During her recent visit to Texas over Fourth of July weekend, we had a very interesting conversation. Kylie: “Auntie Bran Bran, how come you’re the only one without a …

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When You Want To Know God’s Plan

When I was in college, I asked my dad for some dating advice. Specifically, I was curious about how I would know I’ve found “the one.” I’ve learned over the years that when my dad doesn’t feel comfortable answering a question, he gives me the old runaround. “Nik, I don’t know. I don’t have all the answers.” He tried this, …

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