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. 0; tweet; link; email; print. I have always been reluctant to contribute to the cacophony of opinions about singleness.
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 | 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
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 | 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 | 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 | 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.
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.
Reporting | Church
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.
Reporting | Discipleship
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 | Sexuality
What Could Possibly Be Wrong with Christian Masturbation?Subscriber access only
In both marriage and singleness, our bodies are not just for ourselves.
Opinion | Sexuality. What Could Possibly Be Wrong with Christian Masturbation? In both marriage and singleness, our bodies are not just for ourselves.
Reporting | Discipleship
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
Opinion | Sexuality
Finding My 'True Self' as a Same-Sex Attracted Woman
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
In my young-adult struggle with sexual identity, both legalistic condemnation and progressive license left me floundering.
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
Reporting | Sexuality
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.
Opinion | Sexuality
What Elisabeth Elliot Taught Me about LongingSubscriber access only
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
Opinion | Discipleship
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