Opinion | Discipleship
What Advent Waiting Means for Singles
In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God’s goodness.
'May your word to me be fulfilled'” (Luke 1:38). Some waiting, however, is indefinite. In my own life, indefinite waiting has come in the form of singleness.
Opinion | Church
What the Single in Your Pew Needs from You
Singles are on the rise. Here’s what forward-looking churches need to know.
Singles are on the rise. Here's what forward-looking churches need to know.
Opinion | Sexuality
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. I unsplash. I have always been reluctant to contribute to the cacophony of opinions about singleness.
Opinion | Discipleship
God Called Me to Quit My Job. But Did I Trust Him Without a Paycheck?
A round-the-world research trip is teaching me the power of God's provision.
This past May, when I set out on a year-long trip to research singleness around the world, I was confident that I could keep financial disaster and worry at bay.
Opinion | Discipleship
The Female Martyrs’ #MeToo Message
What happened when early Christian women took a stand.
Their stories prompt us to consider: Do we speak about the dangers of wealth, the value of self-discipline, and the virtue of singleness for Christ as all trumpeting the values of Christ's
Opinion | Pop Culture
12 Podcasts for Your Summer Listening List
A dozen women weigh in with their favorite podcasts on practicing the Sabbath, the science of pianos, and other topics worth talking about this summer.
I was deeply moved by the episode with author and speaker Annie F. Downs talking about singleness, belonging, and acceptance. The journey of singleness
Opinion | Sexuality
The Grief, Happiness, and Hope of Late-in-Life SinglenessSubscriber access only
What I learned from decades of asking, “Why am I still alone?”
Opinion | Sexuality. The Grief, Happiness, and Hope of Late-in-Life Singleness. What counterparts. As I passed 40, then neared 50, my singleness felt like grief.
Opinion | Church
Why I Don’t Sit With My Husband at Church
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
Five reasons to separate from your spouse—and sometimes your kids—on Sunday mornings.
Opinion | Family
Get Thee a Flawed Wife
A letter of encouragement—and realism—to Christian men considering marriage.
My husband and I value marriage and singleness, so sometimes we end up encouraging our brothers toward a life of undistracted devotion for as long as they're able and for the good
Opinion | Family
This Christmas, I’m Defining Family by My Single Friends
Blood relatives are key to the holiday. But I share a deeper DNA with the body of Christ.
In his book Redeeming Singleness, Barry Danylak writes about Jesus's poignant statement in Mark 3:34–35, that “whoever does God's will is my brother and sister and mother.” “Jesus
Opinion | Church
God’s Message on ‘Ash Valentine’s Day’: True Love Dies
When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
When the first day of Lent falls on a romantic holiday, love and death meet up.
Opinion | Sexuality
Porn and the Singleness PanicSubscriber access only
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.
Opinion | Family
We Lost Our Baby, but We Didn't Want to Lose Our Marriage
Men and women tend to grieve differently; understanding those differences helped us make it through.
or a loved one's suffering. Many men and women mourn as they endure a long season of singleness, longing for a spouse. Though each situation is
Opinion | Sexuality
What Could Possibly Be Wrong with Christian Masturbation?Subscriber access only
In both marriage and singleness, our bodies are not just for ourselves.
What Could Possibly Be Wrong with Christian Masturbation? In both marriage and singleness, our bodies are not just for ourselves. Eve Tushnet, guest writer. Image: Shutterstock.
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.
Opinion | Discipleship
CT Women’s Top 10 Articles of 2017: Kay Warren, Joni Eareckson Tada, and More
Readers rank the best posts of the year.
on women's ministry (including a much-debated piece on authority in the age of the internet), and ran essays on the perennial issues—sex, marriage, singleness—that persistently
Opinion | Family
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
while some are struggling with the care of older parents and a rising number of children with special needs, others stare down the ambiguous losses of singleness and childlessness.
Women in China’s House Church Movement Face a Hidden Challenge
Chinese pastors’ wives struggle with something more personal than political oppression.
As recent articles have highlighted, they face common challenges surrounding singleness, success, marital infidelity, domestic abuse, and parenting.
The Faith-Work Gap for Professional Women
From our special issue: How the faith group least likely to support working women can do better.
and immigration. But Freeman also says her singleness comes up a lot at work—and it didn't at the secular nonprofit where she worked previously. “It
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