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    Editor’s Note: This is another installment in our “Single and…” series where we will interview … [Read More]

    Single and…Living with an Illness
  • 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
  • Instead of Chasing Purity

    Yes. This is another post about purity. But maybe not the one you’re expecting. This is not about … [Read More]

    Instead of Chasing Purity
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Featured Article:

Are You Evaluating the Opposite Sex Fairly?

Are You Evaluating the Opposite Sex Fairly?

I am not a fan of Twilight. I haven’t read any of the books and I haven’t watched any of the movies. I suppose that’s okay though because I’m not really the target audience. However, I am a fan of James Bond movies—all of them.  Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and even Pierce Brosnan. Why? Because awesome, albeit sometimes ridiculous, stuff happens in every movie. Now what do Twilight and Bond … [Read More...]

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Free Christian Dating Sites

Free Christian Dating Sites :: Are They Legit?

Are there any free Christian dating sites? Some might call you “cheap,” but you prefer the term “frugal.” Po-tay-to, po-tot-o. Either way, you’re doing some research on Christian dating for free, so at least people can call you resourceful, right? First, a word of caution: If you have no experience in the world of online dating, don’t dip your toes in the water of the free Christian dating … [Read More...]

Recent Articles:

What If There’s No Expiration Date on My Singleness?

What If There’s No Expiration Date on My Singleness?

For your Creator will be your husband, the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is His name. He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. The God of all the earth.” (Isaiah 54:5) I’m not sure how my brothers in Christ see that verse, but as a single woman in her late 30’s, I can easily see how God is my husband. God has been the one I go to in many situations … [Read More...]

singles in the church

7 Ways Married Couples Can Serve Singles in the Church

As we began this SingleRoots journey, we were blessed by many of our married friends who supported and prayed for us. So many times we hear from them that the things we publish on the site are not just for single people and how they, too, have been encouraged by what they’ve read. Recently we received an email from a married couple asking us … [Read More...]

Single and...Starting a Non-Profit

Single and…Starting a Non-Profit

Editor’s Note: This is another installment in our “Single and…” series where we will 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. It’s … [Read More...]

Give Grace or Be a Critic

Give Grace or Be a Critic: It’s Your Choice

One time, when we were on the cusp of an argument, my brother said: “I don’t want us to assume the worst about each other; I want us to assume the best.” It was years ago, and I still remember it. I was so convicted in that moment. I had prepared myself with a firm defense of why I couldn’t do something he had asked me to do. I was quite … [Read More...]




Relationships

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Are You Praying for a Spouse?

"If you build it, he will come." Hey, it worked for Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, so surely the maxim must also be true for singles, right? "If you pray it, he/she will come." Well, actually, there's a bit of disagreement among Christians who are single about whether or not we should be … [Read More...]




Spiritual Growth

Is Your Life Telling a Compelling Story?

Is Your Life Telling a Compelling Story?

Until I get that long awaited Heaven-sent confirmation that my future wife is Carrie Underwood’s newly-cloned twin sister, she has never provided any reason for me to give her much thought. However, as I sat in the airport diner waiting to leave Nashville, her song “Jesus Take the Wheel” came on and … [Read More...]




Career

"He is more than enough," I sang...

Dreams, Idols, and the Kingdom

It was supposed to be dinner, just a regular dinner like we always had. Our usual summit every week or so somewhere in between Fort Worth and Dallas since we lived a good hour apart. Chips and salsa, loud music, maybe some sopapillas, and debriefing. There was much to discuss since we hadn’t seen … [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

The Day My Debt Caught Up With Me

The Day My Debt Caught Up to Me

You never forget the crappy days. As much as you want to, you can't. I used to see this as a curse but now I see it as a blessing, for it's important for me to remember how far I've come. Or, how far He's brought me. Lately, God has been bringing me to new and exciting places. An example of this … [Read More...]