Recipes for One :: Spending More Time in the Kitchen and Less Time Eating Out

Recipes for one? Seriously?

We’re only speaking for ourselves here, but we eat out a lot. No, like, really…a lot. As in, so much that we don’t want to count the number of meals eaten outside our homes this week because we’re not sure we’d have enough fingers for counting.

There are many reasons we need to start spending more time in our own kitchens—our health, our finances, and our tendency to try to forget our single state are just a few. We can’t keep using our singleness as an excuse to rarely grace our kitchens.

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Single and…Adopting a Child

Editor’s Note: This is the first installment of 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.

“If you are considering adopting as a single person, know that everyone will have an opinion one way or the other but the only one that matters is God’s.” –KB Thomas


If any single adult knows how opinionated people can be about adoption, it’s Keri Beth “KB” Thomas. Six months ago, she brought her nine-year old daughter Daizy home from Uganda, and they recently finalized Daizy’s adoption.

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On Finding Your Calling

Hi, I’m Becca, and I’ve had ten jobs in five years.

From teaching to church ministry to floral arranging to sports retail—I’ve done it all. I spent a semester as an art student. I’ve moved six times, most recently to Central America. Clearly, I am not one to give career advice. In fact, I could probably write a book about how not to succeed in life. 
On Finding Your CallingOver the years, I saw God in the ones who stayed. I saw God in the ones who were invested, dedicated, and hard-working, who were financially stable and able to give to those in need. I saw God in the ones who had husbands and wives and houses and cars and children. I saw God in my parents, who made wise decisions, valued hard work, and created a life that was stable and predictable.
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YNAB Review :: The Not-So-Sexy First Step to Get Your Finances in Order

What is “YNAB” and why am I reviewing it? Well, because it has changed the course of my life, and I think you should know about it. But we’ll get to that in a minute.


A while back, I discussed the best gift you can give your future spouse. You hear so much about keeping yourself sexually pure before marriage, but bringing financial baggage into a marriage can be just as damaging. I even mentioned how being debt free can make you more attractive to the opposite sex.

But to be sexy in the future, you have to do something that may not sound sexy today.

What is the first step in getting your financial “house” in order? I hate to even say it because you’ll stop reading this article.

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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.

Buying vs. Renting

For the previous decade, I had avoided the idea of homeownership for the following reasons:

  • I wanted to stay free and not “committed” to a geographic area.
  • I wanted to wait until after I was married to buy so I could “settle down.”
  • I didn’t want to mow grass on the weekends.
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