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Battling Single Syndrome in the Workplace

As singles we often face comments from others that are assumptions about our lives. Recently a friend of mine was the unwilling recipient of some advice related to her own body, based solely upon her age and single status. In the workplace this is frequently a happenstance for us as singles. It’s understandable for a single person to take on more work or stay late. We have nothing else … [Read More...]

Latest in online dating:

Best Christian Dating Sites for Over 50

When it comes to the best Christian dating sites for over 50, everyone is different. The things you’re looking for in an online dating site might be completely different from the things your best friend or the other people in your small group or Sunday School class are searching for. And the things you’re looking for in a spouse and the intentionality behind your relationship search probably … [Read More...]

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Most Popular SingleRoots Posts of All Time

Maybe you're new here to the SingleRoots Community and you just don't know where to start. There's a lot of content on the site---over 500,000 words actually. (Yeah, we counted them.) Or maybe you're just looking for the good stuff, the posts that the most people read on the site. You've got time to read a few things, but you're not ready for the … [Read More...]

Alone, Yet Not Lonely

I was facing one of the most difficult seasons of my life. And it didn’t help that I felt so alone in it. So there I was—an American, on the other side of the world (China), pouring out my heart to a friend and fellow missionary (from Australia)—hoping for some wisdom and clarity. She delivered. “Oh Paul, just because you are alone,” she said, … [Read More...]

Community Is Worth Fighting For

I’ve been here before. In fact, I’m well-acquainted with this place. But just because I know it well doesn’t mean I love it. Or that I want to stay here. When it comes to community, I’ve been struggling on all fronts for a while. The ebb and flow of friendships is both a beautiful and difficult mystery. Sometimes you are surrounded by … [Read More...]

Not the Answer I Had in Mind

Whenever a friend or family member gets engaged, I immediately begin praying, “LORD, please let me have a date to this wedding – someone I really like, maybe even someone I will eventually marry myself.” More times than not, I have still ended up attending those weddings alone. My cousin is getting married next month and, as usual, upon … [Read More...]




Relationships

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

Seasons of Singleness

I live in Michigan, the Land of Dramatic Seasons. Winter usually has snow, ice, and cold that can last for months. As spring approaches, I’m often reminded of the great thaw C.S. Lewis writes of in The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe as snow melts, grass turns green, and flowers begin to show … [Read More...]




Career

8 Ideas for Making Travel Even More Meaningful

There are few things I love more than travel. And by "few," I mean Jesus, my family and friends, and...that's about it. Because it's so sacred to me, I am always searching for ways to make trips even more meaningful than just going to a location, doing the tourist thing, and heading home. I've … [Read More...]




Church & Ministry

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

Ripping off the Label

Growing up, my brother and I were notorious for sneaking out of our rooms in the middle of the night to stealthily untape and retape the Christmas presents my mother had so thoughtfully wrapped for us. It was impossible to wait until Christmas day to find out which My Little Pony I was … [Read More...]