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    Thoughts on a First Date
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    If Our Hearts Need to Be Broken
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    Singled Out for Being Single
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    If I Had It to Do Over Again
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Alone on a Friday Night?

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

So you've found yourself alone on a Friday night wondering what to do. You've scrolled through Facebook and Instagram and everyone else is documenting their dinner, movie, concert tickets, or bowling with their singles group. Scrolling through Twitter makes you feel even worse because people you don't know, all over the globe, are out having fun and you're not. (Or so it seems.) You've run out of … [Read More...]

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Learning to Keep Moving While I Wait

Learning to Keep Moving While I Wait

“No,” she said. I was walking to class during the build-up to finals week. “I decided I’m not interested anymore. We should stay friends.” I was walking to my car after a third “no,” my only consolation the fact that the buildings around me looked nice and the coffee was pretty good. Three times I thought I was looking at a sure thing. Three times … [Read More...]

Is Match.com Worth It?

Is Match.com Worth It?

Question: “Is Match.com Worth It?” The same question could be asked of any of the online dating sites. Are any of them worth it, especially when you’re a Christian and seeking like-minded Christian matches? Any answer to that question is purely subjective. But since we were asked, here are 5 reasons we think Match.com is worth it: … [Read More...]

So What If They're Not Your Kids?

Single and…Investing in Kids That Aren’t Yours

Being an aunt or an uncle or a pseudo-aunt or uncle has its benefits. You get to be the fun friend or family member—the one who gets to spoil the kids, make them laugh, fill them with sugar and caffeine, and send them home. It’s a win-win for you and the kids. We can expose them to other interests or hobbies that their parents might not be … [Read More...]

Never Been Kissed (or in Love)

Never Been Kissed…or in Love

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Relationships

Tired of Being Single

Tired of Being Single

Being single is hard. I know, marriage is hard, too, but being single is just obnoxious. It may be a stretch to say that we are created for marriage, but somehow being single still feels like I'm missing something. I don't just mean sex, though I do include that. It's all the other stuff. Having … [Read More...]




Spiritual Growth

When You Feel like You’re Regressing

When You Feel Like You’re Moving Backwards Instead of Forward

It’s difficult, maintaining progress. While it’s true the more you do something the easier it is to do, it is also true that resistance grows the more you do something. You have a goal or a vision and decide to see it through. That’s great and you’re making good progress. But what happens when you … [Read More...]




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At 24 years old I went on my first mission trip for three months to a country in Central Asia. I loved my time in that country, but I also got a taste of missionary life which made me realise that it would be hard going as a single. I declared that would only go back to this field if I were married. … [Read More...]




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It seems like Batman is on staff at everyone else's church, but mine.

The Local Church: Please Help Mess It Up

{Editor’s Note: This post was written by Jake Harvey. You can learn more about Jake at the end of the post.} Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Before you start ranting about the devil, cults and how Halloween is a celebration of evil take a deep breath and relax. It used to be a fun holiday … [Read More...]




Stewardship

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

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 for a … [Read More...]