• Hospitality-An Overlooked Ministry
    friendship,  hospitality,  relationships,  Single life

    Hospitality–An Overlooked Ministry

    As a newly married couple, my husband and I love having people over for food, games, talking, and prayer. Although hospitality comes naturally to my husband (who comes from a big family), this is something I’m learning to be intentional about. But why? Isn’t hospitality a southern term or something that only applies to housewives with perfectly decorated homes? Actually, hospitality goes far beyond the appearance of one’s home. This practice is for every believer–whether single or married. You don’t have to own a fancy house or expensive china to be hospitable. In fact, you can practice hospitality anywhere! Let’s dive into this often overlooked ministry and why it’s crucial…

  • dating,  relationships,  Single life

    Finding Jesus in a Breakup

    I still remember the pain of ending that relationship three years ago. We weren’t right for each other, and though I tried to deny it, I had known it deep within my heart for awhile. The next several months following that breakup were filled with conflicting emotions. Although I had peace about my decision, I still thought about what could have been. I cried and got angry. I grieved, and then I moved on. There’s no magic formula for grieving a breakup, however, there are lessons we can learn to better our future. We can choose to let the loss defeat us, or make us stronger. And ultimately, I think…

  • dating,  friendship,  Single life

    The True Strength of Christian Friendships (Guest Post)

    Hello lovely readers and followers! This week  I wrote a guest post on friendship for M Words and the Christian Woman, a lovely blog I contribute too. Below is a preview and link to the post. Please read and share!  “We’ve bought into the enemy’s lie that we can’t live a fulfilling life without a man. And because of this, we forget the sisterhood God gave us.” “There is nothing wrong with wanting to be married or in a relationship. Those are healthy and wonderful desires that God honors for many. But we don’t even realize that it takes a healthy spiritual life and strong friendships in order to build our character for a…

  • eating disorder,  faith,  relationships,  Single life

    Valentine’s Day Validation

    Valentine’s Day–the day for couples to shower each other with gifts, chocolates, and fancy dates. And the day for single women to watch chick flicks (Princess Diaries anyone?) while eating their weight in chocolate.  I’ve actually been on both sides of this holiday, and to be honest, there’s a lot more hype about Valentine’s Day than there really should be. One of my blogger friends Courtney asked me if I was going to do a Valentine’s Day post. Truthfully, I kind of forgot about that! But it soon hit me that this kind of post is needed not only for myself, but for all single women. A couple of nights ago I walked…

  • blog challenge,  relationships,  Single life

    The Single Life~Day 3 of The 30 Day Blog Challenge

    Hello lovely readers and followers! Welcome back to Day 3 of the 30 Day Blog Challenge.  Today’s Topic: Describe Being Single Well, I’ve already written a guest post on being a single Christian lady, but I didn’t really share my personal experience. I guess that’s because writing about love and relationships is a very personal and sensitive topic to approach. I’ve dated before. I had a couple of relationships in high school that ended badly, and one at the beginning of college that wasn’t what God wanted for me. Right now I am single, and I would say that I am pretty content–most of the time. There are definitely moments I…