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Singles: 7 Signs You're Settling in a Relationship

Desperation should not be the reason a woman enters a relationship. She should not be driven by the culture, an amped up biological clock, or nosy family members who never tire of asking, “When are you going to get married?” The decision to engage in a relationship should begin with God.

Why You Should Get Coffee with Jesus

In case the concept of spending quiet time with God is unfamiliar to you (as it was to me for a long time), it’s basically taking time either within your normal prayer time or throughout the day to get silent before God and listen for His voice.

...sort of like having coffee with a friend....

For Those Who Are Battle-Weary: Prayer and Reminders of Hope

Some days get hard. We feel exhausted. Worn. Tired of fighting. About ready to give up. Feeling like we can’t go on. The enemy seems to be hot on our trail. And we wonder if we’ve been left on our own.

For those who are battle-weary, here's some real hope for you this day…

9 Reminders for When Everyone Around You is Getting Married

Singles:  Everyone eventually gets to an age where it feels like everyone around you is getting hitched--especially when you're continually scrolling through social media.

So how can you hold onto encouragement in these times?

What Not to Say to Singles

We know that under the unkind, or condescending words you speak to us, you are trying to encourage.  So here are a few things happily-married, engaged, or otherwise coupled friends–with your good, lovely intentions–should avoid saying to singles.

Dating after 40: How to Avoid Common Pitfalls

After years of self-examination, we should know ourselves a lot better, know how to communicate our needs and wants to others, and have wisdom about what the red flags are and how to set boundaries.

Finding the best relationship for you and your future will be much easier if you avoid these common pitfalls.

When Getting What You Always Wanted Still Isn’t Enough

Four bad relationships later, I realized glass slippers were really hard to walk in (plus, I could never figure out that trademark loose-tendril-Princess-bun) Prince Charming didn’t exist.

Well, I was right—and wrong. It turns out there is a Prince, but I’d confused His identity with ones in fleshly form....

Is It Inappropriate to Inspect My Partner's Phone?

"Is it appropriate to ask someone if you can look at their phone/messages?"

The answer may surprise you....

Why I Thank God for Closed Doors

Too often, we suspect that great riches hide behind all those closed doors; we imagine that God is withholding the best. But that's not who God is.

How to Be Sure You're Marrying "The One"

“Am I willing to serve, sacrifice for, and forgive the person I’m with...until death do us part?”

Lonely at Church: How to Rethink Community and Find Fellowship

Have you ever felt like an exile in your own church? COVID has only served to make that feeling worse. 

Here's how one woman reassessed her community and found friendship.

How to Pray When You Don't Know What to Do

I don’t know about you, but in the face of all the bad news in the headlines. In the face of all the hard things happening in the world I want to see God show up!

How to Stay Strong in Disappointment

Wouldn't it be nice if life consisted only of pleasant surprises, not the disappointing ones?  Yet therein lies the true test of faith.
How do you not only HANDLE real disappointments in life, but stay STRONG through them?

5 Ways to Serve a Single Mom (and Why You Should)

Single parenting has become a hot-button issue for many churches around the country; but many churches are ill-equipped to respond to the needs of single moms. 
So how can you make a difference in the life of a single mother?

12 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

It’s now more common for marriages to fail than it is for them to last a lifetime. But you can still get married with the confidence that you’ll enjoy the healthy, holy marriage God wants you to have if you invest time before getting married into asking wise questions.

Here are some crucial questions to ask before you get married...

10 Warning Signs You Need to Let Him Go

Singles, in case you’re contemplating the question Should I stay or should I go? let me help you decide on what could be the difference between a successful marriage and a misery-ever-after....or painful divorce.

Here are 10 signs you need to all-out let him go.

What to Do When Life Feels Incomplete

Do you ever think of your life as being split up into different pieces of a puzzle? You have your spouse, your kids, your job, your friends, your house, your church, etc. It’s all mapped out. It all looks good together.

But what do you do if one of those portions is missing? What if a slice of your life’s pie doesn’t exist yet? What if it never will?

5 Aspects You Need To Know For A Man Worth Marrying

For some reason, some single women in the church feel like they are better off being married to apathetic believers (or unbelievers?) than being single. While marriage is a huge blessing, marriage to an ungodly man is extremely difficult, and could be dangerous to potential children and grandchildren.

To steer you in the right direction, here are 5 aspects of a man worth marrying.

I've Fallen in Love - But How Do I Know if I Should Marry Them?

Although our society may value romance or warm feelings when it comes to marriage, that's not a firm foundation to build your marriage upon.

Here are six ways to KNOW when to marry someone...

'Tinder' and 'Pure': How to Navigate the Modern Dating World as a Christian Woman

Let’s be real: romance and dating can be difficult for Christian women. One possible solution to this is online dating. And for certain demographics, Tinder is one of the most common ways to try online dating.

But does Tinder work for Christian women, or is it just for "heathens and hook-ups"?

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