Singleness

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Girl being comforted by friends

How God Encouraged Me When Dating Didn't Work Out

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We had known each other for a long time in church. He had a heart for God, people, and missions, and was fun to be around. Our friends also said that we had good chemistry, so I made the effort to spend more time with him.
A green love candy among many pairs of red love candy

When Everyone But You Seems to Be Getting Attached

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“Did you hear… X and Y got together yesterday!” “Huh? Since when were they together?” I noticed lately that this sort of exchange has replaced the “Hello, how are you?” between my friends and me.
Letter in envelope with the text "God, actually... I want a husbnad more than you"

God, You're Not Enough for Me

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For a time in my life, I knew very clearly that God was not good enough for me. In fact, I told God I’d much prefer a husband than Him.
a popcorn and a cold drink

What Helped Me Navigate Singlehood in My Twenties

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I was single for most of my twenties, which I didn’t really mind at first. But when our peers started to get married one by one, my “single” status began to stick out like a sore thumb.
Lady dreaming of relationship - why do I want a significant other

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.
Girl holding phone - single and feeling left behind

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.
Girl reading book alone - how I learned to love being single

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.
Woman sitting in bed sad and alone - is loneliness a sin

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?
Girl reaching out to mirror - How to love when I don't have a significant other

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?