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Break Your Comfort Zone

When God Says “No” to Your Plans

"Do one thing every day that scares you.” Eleanor Roosevelt was pretty awesome, I gotta say. And I have learned that she is most definitely right. A few years ago, I would have wholeheartedly supported her wisdom from the safety of my college dorm room, friend group, or classroom. But actually putting it into practice, not so much. But God keeps pushing me, and although I used to fight Him, I … [Read More...]

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What Is the “Christian” Match.com?

What Is the “Christian” Match.com?

Question: What is the “Christian” Match.com? There’s no such thing as a “Christian” Match.com. There’s just plain ole Match.com, an online dating site that many Christians use. But, if you’re looking for a Christian version of Match.com—a site that is specifically owned by Christians and specifically for Christians—then you have two options: … [Read More...]

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The Intentional Life: 5 Simple Ideas for Making Your Summer Count

The Intentional Life: 5 Simple Ideas for Making Your Summer Count

We talk about living an intentional life around here a lot. It means a lot of different things, we know. But for us, within the context of this SingleRoots community, it means making our time count for the Kingdom. We realize that not everyone in the world gets the summer off. (Congratulations to the teachers of the world. We’re so jealous … [Read More...]

Single and...in Seminary

Single and…in Seminary

Editor’s Note: This is another installment in our “Single and…” series where we interview singles from all walks of life. It is our hope that you are encouraged by the stories of people who have a similar journey as you, who share the same dreams you have, who face the same hurdles you do, and who can remind you that you are not alone. Enrolling … [Read More...]

The Thing About Love...

The Thing About Love…

Sarcasm is my love language. Bacon is my love language. The Office is my love language. Travel is my love language. Starbucks is my love language. Any others you want to add to the list? Ever since Gary Chapman penned the book The 5 Love Languages in the 90’s it seems like it’s become an imperative to figure out what your “love language” … [Read More...]

Engaged and...Writing Our Own Vows

Engaged and…Writing Our Own Vows

Editor's Note: This is the first installment in our "Engaged and..." series where we feature the stories of engaged and/or newly-married couples. Since we focus on all aspects of singleness, we've found that one oft-neglected area of discussion is the journey through engagement. It's a bit like the Final Frontier of singleness, if you will. It is … [Read More...]




Relationships

Alone, Yet Not Lonely

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 … [Read More...]




Spiritual Growth

If that phone vibrated or jingled or jangled or rang or lit up, my eyes were drawn to it...

What if Bearing Fruit Meant Turning Off Your iPhone?

I am always in search of peace and I used to think that it was the peace that was illusive but now I find that it is my self that is illusive because what I’ve really been searching for is me—whether I like to admit that or not. We grow up reading this poetry, "to thine own self be true" and … [Read More...]




Career

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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 … [Read More...]




Church & Ministry

But Please, No Small Talk

But Please, No Small Talk

I shouldn’t have been as relieved as I was. I was relieved because I found out the young adult ministry I had planned on going to—had wanted to go to—wasn’t meeting this week. I find it the most frustrating thing about myself: it doesn’t matter how much I’m looking forward to going, or … [Read More...]




Stewardship

Buying vs. Renting

Buying versus Renting :: 5 Questions to Consider

A few years ago, I was nearing the end of my apartment lease. I was a 29-year old single guy who was tired of apartment hopping, so I started to contemplate buying vs. renting. For the previous decade, I had avoided the idea of homeownership for the following reasons: I wanted to stay free … [Read More...]