Everyone eventually gets to an age where it feels like everyone around you is getting hitched--especially when you're continually scrolling through social media. How can you hold onto encouragement in these times?
I want to speak up for singles who love where we are in life. People are single for a multitude of reasons, so I can only speak for myself, but I consider it a major blessing that I’m not married, and here are 10 reasons why.
In case you’re already contemplating the question Should I stay or should I go? let me help you decide on what could be the difference between a successful marriage and a misery-ever-after or painful divorce. Here are 10 signs you need to not just put on the brakes, but all-out let him go.
This past weekend, I was praying for a friend and as I did I began to speak these words over her, “Father, give her beauty for ashes, just as Your word promises.” Immediately the Lord spoke to me and said, “You can’t have beauty without ashes, and you can’t have ashes without fire.” Ahhh. I realized God was showing me, we often want beauty without ashes. That is simply not possible.
Choosing joy does not mean faking a smile or pretending, for true joy can exist even in our struggles. When we partner with God and shift our focuses to trust and believe what He says, joy will become the outcome.
Think of a wise woman you know personally. What makes her wise in your mind? Perhaps she is knowledgeable, hospitable, charitable, loving, nurturing, self-controlled, kind. But what does the Bible say makes a woman wise?