Married Life, Single Life

10 Reasons Valentine’s Day Is Stupid

I’m not going to try to be spiritual or theological when it comes to Valentines Day. Valentine’s Day is easily one of the dumbest holidays of the year (right up there with Groundhog Day and Arbor Day). I always thought that I just hated Valentine’s Day because I was  single. Now that I’m married though (and my husband’s birthday happens …

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Christian Life, Single Life, Theology

Singleness Is Temporary, but the Family of God is Forever

Family holiday events when you’re single can be hard. I still remember the feelings I had at Thanksgiving and Christmas as I watched my cousins bring their significant others to family events, even the ones that were quite a bit younger than me. I felt so behind and a bit like a loser. I’m not saying anyone ever set out …

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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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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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Christian Life, Married Life, Sex, Single Life, Theology

Why Does God Care Who You Sleep With?

A Theology of Sex, Part 1 As Christians, we often have a stigma attached to us: we’re too uptight about sex. The world has moved on to a place where the old constraints no longer matter, with few exceptions (people generally are still against bestiality, incest, and pedophilia).Yet Christians, or at least the conservative, old school ones, still argue against …

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