How many times have you been invited to a friend's wedding and been forced to mark 1 on your invitation only to be seated at the very back table with other rando single friends of the bride or groom? Or been the only single adult friend or relative of the bride and been forced out … Continue reading All are Welcome at the Table
When you aren’t a child/teenager, you aren’t married, and you’re not a mom, where do you fit within God’s community on earth? While I have no doubt that God loves me and that I’m truly not alone in my struggle (since He is always present in my life), I still feel like a square peg trying to find a square hole here on earth.
We see that our neighbor has a nice, new car and we want one as well. We see that our friend just bought a house so we think that we need a house as well in order to be on the same level. Our friends get married so we feel like we need to find someone now in order to measure up. We never want to feel left out or left behind
I have always done what I was supposed to do in order to be the “good girl,” and have remained the definition of single.
How often do you try to force some aspect of your life to work one way, when it’s meant to work in a completely different way? When you turn them around and look at frustrating situations from a different perspective, you can see that they aren’t always meant to work the way you believe. God has a plan and no matter how much you or I try to manipulate situations to happen our way, it’s never going to, because God made things HIS way.
As an introvert, I’m comfortable with being by myself, so extroverts, here are some tips on how to survive your COVID isolation.
It can be difficult to watch all of the resources be put into helping others grow, when you don’t know where you fit. If churches just acknowledged more often that marriage isn’t the best way to be, it’s merely another way to be, then single people may feel less alienated.
It’s difficult to identify the lies if you’re not consciously looking for them, so today I’m going to describe 7 examples of lies that singles commonly believe.
"There's plenty of fish in the sea." At this point, my "sea" feels like little more than a puddle.
In those desperate, late night moments when the enemy is trying to ensnare you in his sticky web of lies, God is there to remind you that you are worthy, you are fierce, you are precious, and you are loved. You are worth fighting for.
The irony is that a culture so obsessed with sex can be so desperately lacking in real intimacy.