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Marriage Is Temporary

Every Disney princess movie pretty much ends the same way: said princess and her prince charming ride off into the sunset. From this, we assume that all their problems were permanently solved and they stay married forever. You don’t really think about how their life progresses or how it ends. Married Life Is Still Unpredictable The truth is that life …

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Single Life

Why Being Single Doesn’t Mean There’s Something Wrong with You

If there’s one thing that Lifetime movies are great at, it’s reinforcing the idea that life is not complete without romance. Okay, it’s not just Lifetime that’s guilty of this. It’s probably every rom-com ever and about a million songs. This is a lie, but it’s one that I totally bought into and that you may buy into too. When …

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Christian Life

An Open Letter to My Former Selves: A Reflection on 28 Years of Life

This past week I turned 28. There’s nothing like a birthday to make you feel sentimental and reflective. I’ve been thinking about what I’ve accomplished in my life thus far, what I still want to accomplish, and the major lessons I’ve learned in my 28 years. There are times when I wish I could go back and give my former …

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Christian Life, Spiritual Disciplines

Confessions of an Reluctant Faster

If you watched my latest Facebook Live video for my Six Week Spiritual Growth Journey (you can find it on my Facebook page), you’ll know that this week the subject was fasting. I admitted freely on video and admit freely here that I hate fasting, mostly because I have a great love for food. However, I think that’s why it’s …

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Christian Life, Theology

Foolishness Is Not the Same as Sin

My last blog post was all about things that unmarried people shouldn’t do, mainly because they’re acting like they’re married when they aren’t. I tried to point out that the things in themselves weren’t sinful (though they could lead to sin), but instead they were unwise. I’d like to elaborate on that a little bit more because I think we …

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Single Life

If You’re Not Married, Don’t Act Like It

I’m breaking from the Spiritual Growth Journey theme for this week, mostly because I already wrote a blog post about meditation (you can find that here) and because I’ve been thinking quite a bit about another subject this past week. What is the difference between dating and being married? That was a question I was ruminating over during a sleepless …

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Christian Life, Single Life, Spiritual Disciplines

What Sabbath Teaches Us About Singleness (And Other Unmet Desires)

This week for my Six Week Spiritual Growth Journey that I’m doing on Facebook, I talked about Sabbath. In thinking about the benefits of Sabbath, I realized that Sabbath teaches us the very thing that I struggled with most when I was single. It’s something we all often struggle with when we have unmet desires:  there’s only so much we …

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