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How Do I Know if My Desires for Marriage Are Healthy?

How Do I Know if My Desires For Marriage Are Healthy?

We'd be hard-pressed to find a SingleRoots reader who doesn't desire marriage. There may be a few but, by and large, most Christian singles are wishing and hoping and thinking and praying and planning and dreaming of a marriage in their future. And there's nothing wrong with that. Many are content with their current lots, yet they still long for the day they are become two-to-one instead of just … [Read More...]

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eHarmony Review

eHarmony Review 2016 :: Christian Singles Tell It Like It Is

Our eHarmony Review Bottom Line: GOOD: One of the oldest and largest online dating sites. BAD: You have less control on eHarmony than you do on other sites. TAKEAWAY: We think you're more likely to find like-minded Christian matches on eHarmony than on any other online dating site. Before we started this whole Best Christian Dating Sites review process, we would've bet that more … [Read More...]

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Work. Stress. Ministry. Crash. Repeat.

Work. Ministry. Stress. Crash. Repeat?

When I tell people I work from home, they nearly always respond in one of two ways: “Oh, that’s awesome! I wish someone would pay me to work from home,” or they say, “I could never do that. I’m not disciplined enough.” Truth be told, a lack of discipline does show up in my work-at-home environment, just not in the way one would assume. My … [Read More...]

When I Knew It Was Time to Change Churches

When I Knew It Was Time to Change Churches

One Fall at my church, a Life Group which eventually changed my life began. The first evening, a dozen singles got together in what would be my future fiancee’s living room. The church didn’t have a singles ministry, so one was started from scratch. The recruiting process was simple: Each Sunday morning, the leaders from the group would … [Read More...]

Should I Foster or Adopt a Child if I'm Single?

Should I Foster or Adopt a Child if I’m Single?

A lot of people think adoption is trendy. They think those considering it are just following in the footsteps of Hollywood, à la Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, Connie Britton, and Charlize Theron. However, most singles who are thinking about adoption would roll their eyes and unequivocally state that it has little to do with … [Read More...]

Instant Mania: Giving Myself Permission to Grow Slowly

Instant Mania: Giving Myself Permission to Grow Slowly

Lately I’ve been thinking about small beginnings, and I’m growing more comfortable with them. See, I have these desires to be complete and perfect. And though I know their shadowy sides, I do not necessarily think they are bad desires. In one respect I think they can even be quite holy: true desires for a true home. It’s just that they take time to … [Read More...]




Relationships

The Great Debate

The Great Debate: Should I List the Qualities I Want in a Spouse?

In Christian circles, there seem to be a million spoken and unspoken dating rules. People talk with all kinds of authority on what should and should not be done and lay the smackdown in arguments if you should veer from their acceptable path. It’s kind of humorous considering the Bible has very … [Read More...]




Spiritual Growth

The Things We Don't Really Talk About

The Things We Don’t Really Talk About

“When we become aware that we do not have to escape our pains, but that we can mobilize them into a common search for life, those very pains are transformed from expressions of despair into signs of hope.” – Henri Nouwen I remember it like it was yesterday. This was before cell phones. (Yes, … [Read More...]




Career

career

The Single Most Important Thing Singles Can Do for Their Careers

The single most important thing singles can do for their careers? Be entrepreneurial with your time. Time is a commodity unique to non-parent singles in the working world. It should be thought of as an asset and invested like capital. You may think you are busy now, but just wait until you are … [Read More...]




Church & Ministry

The Safest and Dearest Place on Earth?

The Safest and Dearest Place on Earth?

Families are a funny thing. As Jerry tells us in While You Were Sleeping, “You’re born into a family. You do not join them like you do the Marines.” Our families are an integral part of our growing up experience and our first taste of community. At a very early age, before we have ever heard the … [Read More...]




Stewardship

Alone on a Saturday Night

Alone on a Saturday Night? 8 Things to Do with Your Evening

Being alone on Saturday night is not necessarily a bad thing, you know. Many of us like the peace and quiet and nothingness an occasional night home alone affords us. But there are times, for some of us, when it happens just a little too often. Maybe you’re new to a town or you’re searching … [Read More...]