Singleness: My Only Companion
I've never been in a serious relationship despite my desire to one day marry. God is teaching me to hold that desire loosely.
Opinion | Sexuality. Singleness: My Only Companion. 0; tweet; link; email; print. I have always been reluctant to contribute to the cacophony of opinions about singleness.
4 Things Beth Moore Taught Me About Writing
What the biggest name in women’s Bible studies wants the next generation to know.
When I started writing a book on singleness, I wanted a whole chapter on blind dates. The most sensitive chapters in my upcoming book deal with singleness and sexuality.
Porn and the Singleness Panic
Why the state of marriage doesn’t mean we lower our standards.
Opinion | Sexuality. Porn and the Singleness Panic. Why children? Here's what happened: They saw singleness increasing within the church and started to panic.
Don’t Call Me Out at Your Wedding for Being Single
The church can model a more inclusive community, one that doesn’t divide over marital status.
Never am I more aware of my singleness than in the summertime, when my calendar is dotted with weekend ceremonies and I'm under pressure to find a date or prepare to sit through
Let's Kiss Dating Hello
A sociologist reveals her research about 'ring by spring' culture on a Christian college campus.
Singleness is a viable alternative to marriage, and young adults need to be especially aware of this. Paul even encourages singleness in 1 Corinthians.
Embracing Valentine’s Day Disappointment
Why a holiday of unmet expectations leads me to the Resurrection.
But no matter who you are, at some point you're going to feel as if you're left standing with a handful of dust—whether you're disappointed in singleness, disappointed in marriage, or
How the Dating Scene Became Stacked Against Women
Stats confirm what we knew all along: There aren't enough single men.
alone. That last example is particularly poignant. As religious groups emphasize marriage and family, some view prolonged singleness as a failure. Birger
What Elisabeth Elliot Taught Me about Longing
For this 21st-century single, her ‘Passion and Purity’ has stood the test of time.
In Passion and Purity: Learning to Bring Your Love Life Under God's Control, I met Elliot anew as a woman obedient amid the longings and uncertainties of singleness and a five-year
Why Singles Belong in Church Leadership
Unmarried ministers offer a unique understanding of devotion to Christ alone.
your single years, I scan down to the author's bio and often discover that, sure enough, he's married to his college sweetheart, pulling advice from a brief period of singleness years ago.
How to Date When You’re Almost Middle-Aged
As I close in on 40, I’m learning how to live without marriage (even as I desire it).
Though I still battle fear that “God's best” might turn out to be lifelong singleness and barrenness, this new perspective on my past helps me hold my old dreams more loosely.
Public Displays of Christian Affection
Why we shouldn’t be turned off by healthy touch.
Friends, find a single man or woman this week and hug them. It is so easy in prolonged days of singleness to seek out touch in unhealthy expressions, including self-expressions.
How to Keep Your Friends When Life Happens
Busy moms, long-distance besties, workaholics: There’s hope for you.
said. Langan also shared her thoughts on navigating friendships in singleness and post-college, as well as cultivating diverse friendships in the church.
True Love Obeys: Why We Abstain from Premarital Sex
Efforts like the True Love Waits campaign often hinge on promises that may never be fulfilled.
on my forceful reaction. I've never thought of singleness as especially easy or fun, but now that I'm in my middle 30s, it feels harder. Some days I find
Moving Pains: The Disorientating Grief of Transitions
Tips for finding community when you still feel like a stranger.
The words of Karen Keen, though written in the context of singleness, are most helpful (as quoted by Wesley Hill): "Singleness" as we conceive of it in
We Don’t Age Out of Our Sexuality
Balancing love, desire, and the demands of midlife.
The author of Ecclesiastes points to a loving, lifelong marital relationship to help us face the challenges of life (9:9). Paul honors singleness as a means of focused service to God, but
Stop Telling Christian Singles What They Can't Do
Celebrating the rich possibilities of chastity
I understand how easily we can slip into such an approach to sexuality and singleness, yet it isn't very well attuned to human nature or even all that biblical.
How Not to Help All the Single Ladies
Blaming women for their own singleness is about as productive as a 'Cosmo' checklist.
Opinion | Church. How Not to Help All the Single Ladies. Blaming women for their own singleness is about as productive as a 'Cosmo' checklist. Sharon