• It’s Ok, Be Picky

    I just got through the holidays. If I had a dime for how many times I was asked if I was in a … [Read More]

    It’s Ok, Be Picky
  • If Our Hearts Need to Be Broken

    To be honest, I haven’t had a lot of good dating experiences. In my 25 years as a socially awkward … [Read More]

    If Our Hearts Need to Be Broken
  • 10 Painstaking Lessons Learned from My Battle with Depression

    The news this week about Rick Warren’s family tragedy has made me delve into some dark places in my … [Read More]

    10 Painstaking Lessons Learned from My Battle with Depression
  • Lie: God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle

    The events of the last eight months of my life have been challenging, to say the least. Within a … [Read More]

    Lie: God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle
  • When Will I Get Married? (and 8 Other Questions that Plague Singles) :: REVISED EDITION

    When Will I Get Married? What If I Don't Like the Singles Ministry at My Church? Why Won't You … [Read More]

    When Will I Get Married? (and 8 Other Questions that Plague Singles) :: REVISED EDITION


Featured Article:

Single and Planting a Church

Single and…Helping to Plant a Church

We love hearing about any single who is living counter-culturally, especially those who say, “Why not?” when considering something offbeat, like moving across the state to join in the work God is doing in another city. We first met Matt Moore last year through some mutual college friends. We’d heard a lot about his blog and his testimony about coming to Christ just a few years ago from a … [Read More...]

Recent Articles:

Changing Jobs Is No Big Deal

Changing Jobs Is No Big Deal

A couple weeks ago I went to a friend’s wedding and found myself the lone singleton at a reception table filled with married folks (all with multiple children). You can imagine my delight. The conversation ranged from play dates to daycare centers, from pediatricians to Yo Gabba Gabba! At one point—to my shock—the conversation turned to … [Read More...]

When We Love the Wrong People

When We Love the Wrong People

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wished I could change someone else’s feelings for me. I’ve spent hours praying for him to change his mind, I’ve had countless fantasies about him waking up and realizing that he had never really seen me before. In my mind, he is my perfect match. He likes the same music I like, he wants to be involved in the … [Read More...]

Lessons Learned from Flag Football

Lessons Learned from Flag Football: Intentions Are Meaningless

I recently played in a flag football tournament here in Dallas. The teams were co-ed, and mine happened to consist of several very athletic guys, plus six of us girls who were mostly just there to meet the criteria of “co-ed.” I found that with quick footwork, I was able to guard our quarterback against most of the girls and could even slow … [Read More...]

Lent Ideas

Lent Ideas: 7 Resources to Guide You in 2015

Do you need some Lent ideas? Do you have any plans for the Lenten season? Lent begins this week. Today to be exact. The season covers the six weeks between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. We’re not sure if you’ve given much consideration to Lent, but we’d like to offer some resources to help you as you ponder your observation of the … [Read More...]




Relationships

I wasn't exactly football material.

No, I’m Not Gay…Just Single

I wasn’t exactly the cool kid in middle school, so one of the highlights for me was being invited to play schoolyard tackle football with the popular kids. Even though I was small in stature, the guys discovered if they got me the ball, I was quicker and faster than most. When teams were picked, I … [Read More...]




Spiritual Growth

Lie: God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle

Lie: God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle

The events of the last eight months of my life have been challenging, to say the least. Within a matter of 4 weeks, my grandmother and my mother both passed away. I have experienced grief like never before. An amazing support group has surrounded me during this difficult time. People have … [Read More...]




Career

The Art of Traveling Alone

The Art of Traveling Alone

I love the world, and I never feel so alive as when I am exploring a new place. My fierce determination to see Croatia and Greece - two countries I had long dreamed about visiting - saw me embarking on a two-week adventure, alone, this past July. My wanderlust officially became stronger than my … [Read More...]




Church & Ministry

My Community :: Why I'm Part of a Women's/Men's Small Group

My Community :: Why I’m a Part of a Women’s/Men’s Small Group

{Editor's Note: This is the second in a 4-part series designed to share where Christian singles are finding community in the church. Our hope is that it will encourage those who have yet to find their place to not give up.} If you drop the term "singles group" in conversation, a lot of … [Read More...]




Stewardship

YNAB

YNAB Review :: The Not-So-Sexy First Step to Get Your Finances in Order

What is “YNAB” and why am I reviewing it? Well, because it has changed the course of my life, and I think you should know about it. But we’ll get to that in a minute. A while back, I discussed the best gift you can give your future spouse. You hear so much about keeping yourself sexually pure … [Read More...]