Contentment · Friendship · singleness

Supporting Marriage: Singleness Series Addendum 2

A marriage between a man and a woman is a beautiful thing. It is an institution of God from the very beginning: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 1:24). Marriage is something to be enjoyed and… Continue reading Supporting Marriage: Singleness Series Addendum 2

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Surrender: Singleness Series Addendum 1

“Lord, all my desire is before You; And my sighing is not hidden from You.” (Psalm 38:9) I have often prayed this raw prayer of David’s, especially regarding my desire to be married.  It’s a significant desire of my heart.  And so my soul inwardly sighs as I celebrate a friend’s engagement or even as… Continue reading Surrender: Singleness Series Addendum 1

Friendship · singleness

Seeking Community: Singleness Series Part 3

Last year, I pulled out my grandma’s rosebud china dishes and hosted a formal tea party complete with roses, petit fours, and a silver tea service.  This year, it was more casual.  Homemade pizza, games on the living room coffee table, and conversation that wandered to dreams and ideas.  Two distinct ways to celebrate Valentine’s… Continue reading Seeking Community: Singleness Series Part 3

Contentment · singleness

Seeking Christ: Singleness Series Part 2

The other night I came home with a turmoil of emotions. Excitement about ministry. Drain of socialization. Vigor of uplifting conversation. Joy about friends’ relationships.  An ache for my turn. I had a choice to make.  I needed to choose how to deal with the emotions.  I could numbly suppress them by vegging in front… Continue reading Seeking Christ: Singleness Series Part 2

Contentment · singleness

Questions and Reflections: Singleness Series Part 1

The evening of pizza, a Hallmark movie, and talking about boys (or the lack thereof) was ripe for wallowing in loneliness and discontentment because of our single statuses. But my journaling later that night was the opposite. I wondered why I enjoy peace after a decade of singleness unbroken by any serious relationships. I wondered… Continue reading Questions and Reflections: Singleness Series Part 1