So what can you do to combat that stigma that surrounds singleness, especially in the church?
Marriage is not inherently more valuable to God than singleness. You can be married or you can be single and either way God loves you and has created a way for you to just be you.
We have to allow God to lovingly pick us up from our low place on the floor, dust us off, and breathe His love into us once again because without God, we can’t ever feel real contentment or true happiness.
Relationships determine the direction and quality of our lives. “Be very careful, then, how you live- not as unwise, but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.” ~ Ephesians 5:15-17 Going into a new year always seems … Continue reading Find Your New Path
Matthew 10:29-31 “Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
Whether you’ve been rejected verbally, physically, or mentally, it never feels good and can cause you to question many things about your life. So here are 5 ways to handle rejection without letting it get the best of you.
Sorry to hash this back up, but I'm feeling potato-like again. If you're not entirely sure what that means, check out this previous post. After talking to several friends, I have found that several other people seem to be experiencing a similar self esteem funk. I'm not sure what it is. Perhaps it's that the … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
God changes things. He changes us. If you feel like you'll never get past the bitterness, anger, anxiety, or depression of being single (whether it's due to a nasty, heart crushing break-up or divorce or just due to having never been in a relationship all together) in a culture that values and almost idolizes romantic … Continue reading Changeling
Photo by Kristina Paukshtite So here's a moment of transparency. I've been feeling a bit like a potato lately. Before you say "umm, this girl is crazy," let me explain what that means. I once saw a meme that showed a cartoon of a girl with her parents who were telling her she was beautiful. The … Continue reading Potato Head
When I was a freshman in college I met a friend who had never had a boyfriend, just like me. We spent the first semester getting to know each other and by second semester we were pretty much inseparable. This dear friend is the one who introduced me to my favorite term for Valentine's Day: … Continue reading Single’s Survival Guide: 6 Alternatives to Valentine’s Day