Singleness

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Why Do I Want a Significant Other?

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I was four years old when I told my mum that I’d like to get married when I’m older. “Because,” I told my mum excitedly, “I’d like to wear a white dress—just like Cinderella!”. I’m now in my 30s, and I'm still single.
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How God Met Me Where I Was—Single and Feeling Left Behind

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I have been longing for a partner for as long as I can remember. However, my plans of getting married young did not happen. And now that I’m in my 30s—and still single—there are days when I feel incredibly lonely.
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One and Whole: How I Learned to Love Being Single

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One evening, as an introductory question to our Bible study session, our happily married leader asked the singles in our group to share why we were still single.
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Is Loneliness a Sin?

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I could understand what the children’s pastor was saying: anything that distracts us from God, causing us to doubt and seek comfort elsewhere, is sinful.  But is the feeling of loneliness sinful or just what we do with our loneliness? And if it’s not good for man or woman to be alone, is it a sin if he or she is?

How Can I Love If I Don't Have A Significant Other?

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With no valentine to speak of, the “day of love” passed by quite uneventfully for me this year. I did not give it a second thought until a Christian sister I knew was attached quipped after an evening of Bible study together that it was “just another day.” It surprised me that she could shrug it off so easily. Was I placing an undue premium on Valentine’s Day?

3 Ways to Embrace the Gift of Singleness

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Singleness was never a gift I asked God for. Instead, I have always desired companionship and to start my own family, so the more years I move up in my twenties, the more tempted I am to detest this gift and “exchange” it for the gift of marriage.

To the Girl Without A Boyfriend

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To my 25-year-old self, It’s now been three years since you questioned why God wouldn’t give you a boyfriend. Believe it or not, I’m now the girl you envy: the one with the boyfriend.

3 Things I've Learned As a Single in My 30s

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Now that I’ve hit my 30s, the reality that I might remain single for the rest of my life, and that life would more or less remain status quo looms over me with each passing year. On a larger scale, this journey of singleness has taught me three important things about God’s provision and purpose for my life.

Should I Stay Single?

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It was my first real relationship. After it became clear that we weren’t compatible, I decided to end it. The only problem was I had never been in a serious relationship before, and the thought of breaking up with someone terrified me. So I did what any immature and scared guy would do—I broke up with her on the phone. I know; not cool. But don’t worry, it gets worse.