25 Reasons That Comparisons Are Sure-Fire Loser Strategies for Single Christians

He got a new car. Man, that’s nice. And look at my piece of junk. Her house is so big and so beautiful. All I can afford is this tiny little apartment. Look at his muscles. I bet he uses steroids. She just got engaged and she’s not even that spiritual. I haven’t had a…

How to Affair-Proof Your Marriage While You’re Single

Just seeing the title of today’s post was painful for many of you. You were in a marriage that was destroyed by adultery. Or you were the one who helped instigate the divorce by getting involved with a married person and later regretted it. Sadly, you are not alone: statistics for those admitting having cheated…

10 Things Single Christians Need to Know About Their Enemies

My friend, there will be enemies. No matter how nice and positive and friendly you are, there will be people who do not like you for whatever reason. And each enemy can be used in your life to prepare you for marriage, believe it or not! Here we go… There are different kinds of enemies.…

Living with a Crazy Maker (Part 1 of 2)

I should not have been abused. You are a manipulative, shallow, impulsive, jealous, deceitful, angry, heartless, violent narcissist. I trusted you, and you abused my trust.  I didn’t realize I was stepping down into a dark and cruel nightmare, driven by your deception, contempt, and power addiction. If I would have known, I wouldn’t have…

Once You Get a Taste of Freedom

July 4th weekend is here, this year an extended time for celebrating our nation’s independence in the United States. There will be parades and carnivals and ball games and hot dogs and barbecues and fireworks everywhere (“except in my love life,” sighed someone out there. I heard that. Me too!). As a nation, we got…

Change is Inevitable; Acceptance is Optional but Strongly Encouraged

Lately, there has been a lot of change in not only my life, but the lives of some of my friends. A few of my friends have already moved out of state. Friends are dating and getting married and starting their own businesses. One of my now-former coworkers will be retiring early next year to…

Guest Blog Post: S is for Satisfaction

As children we dream about the future. We dream about the day we’re allowed on the big kid playground, when we can own our first gear bike, and what we’ll be allowed to do when we’re teenagers. When we’re teenagers, we dream of becoming adults. We fantasize about weddings and getting married. Finding that special…

Real or Fake: It Makes a Difference

Americans have become more healthy food-conscious in recent years after scaring themselves with reports of fake food and ingredients. Many were not concerned and continued to eat “plastic margarine” and “pink stuff” (not together, of course). “So what if it’s not real food?” they asked. “It tastes good, it’s cheaper, and it doesn’t look any…

Reframing Life 101: for the Single Christian

I’m sitting in a quiet motel in a remote region, trying to do some research and get some extra writing done. I keep getting interference with my wi-fi connections, both through my phone’s hotspot and with my laptop’s connection to the motel wi-fi. It worked well for one hour this afternoon as I was working…

The Ultimate Family Reunion

I am on vacation at my every-other-year family reunion. They’re fun. I don’t live too close to any of my relatives, so I don’t get to see them all the time, and I cherish the opportunity to see them when I can. There’s the pre-reunion reunion. People start arriving from all over the country days…

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