Coping During an Epidemic of Loneliness

I believe one of the biggest mistakes a person can make is to try to solve a spiritual problem without the tools and wisdom brought to bear from a spiritual solution. If we try to problem solve without God’s spiritual guidance and instruction, the result is going to be a spiral that cycles in the…

Breaking Free of Strongholds

Luke 6:49(NLT) But anyone who hears and doesn’t obey is like a person who builds a house right on the ground, without a foundation. When the floods sweep down against that house, it will collapse into a heap of ruins. Emily met Roy at a department store she was managing at the time. He’s a…

The Path of UnCrazy

It takes time to go off the rails of emotional stability, and it will take time to regain this stability as well. God created human beings in His own image. It is very important that we understand this because it is a foundational truth. When we’re crazy in love, and then suddenly that love is…

Count the Cost

“I had given my heart and soul to someone—had placed my delicate and precious eggs in the basket of a person who couldn’t take care of his own, let alone someone else’s.” There are no words to describe the level of heartbreak I experienced when the man I thought I would marry cheated. He meant…

Healing Old Wounds

As women, some of us attached ourselves to men that were not our destiny partners. And some of us were horribly treated, disrespected, and emotionally injured by them. Genesis 1:21 tells us that God created all the creatures of the earth, and made them in such a way that they produce offspring of the same…

Don’t Get Crazy

In Proverbs 4:23, God warns us to guard our hearts, and as spiritual people in the Lord Jesus Christ, we know the importance of heeding this warning. Guarding something means you’re on ‘watch’ duty. You watch what goes in and you watch what comes out. The only reason why anyone would guard anything to this…

What’s Your Testimony?

For most of us, when we think about a testimony, the court system comes to mind. The judge, lawyers, witnesses, and a defendant are all part of this scene. And let’s not forget the accuser, because the outcome will rest on whether the accuser has a valid case. In the legal sense, a testimony is…

In the Image of the Divine

Call it jitters, uneasiness, the mopes, a tizzy, or just plain ol’ feeling lonely. Whatever you want to call it, there’s something about a crisis that seems to ratchet up the urgency around partnering. It’s not unreasonable to assume the recent and new requirement of social distancing adds to this anxiety, and it may bring…

A Vow of Abstinence

One of my dear friends was being challenged during a conversation regarding her views on being single. She is a believer in Christ and was speaking about the temptations involved with remaining abstinent from sex. It was interesting that some of the other single people had never heard of a vow of abstinence. Some thought…

Will He Do It for Me?

In Mark 9, there is a record of a father that brought his son to Jesus to be healed. Only the disciples were present at the time, but they had spent quite a bit of time with the Master, and he had taught them as intimately as he had anyone else. Because of this, there…

Making the Same Mistakes

Making the same mistakes, of course, is a mistake we all want to avoid, but it is often easier said than done. This is never truer than in our significant relationships. All of us would like to think we’re too intelligent and savvy to fall for the same tricks or to overlook the obvious. We…

The Impact of Love

One of the most important things we can do for ourselves and for our relationships is to get fear out of the picture as much as possible. If you are single, and not currently in the relationship that you’ve been praying to have, some remnant of fear is possibly blocking this blessing. This isn’t the…

Don’t Force A Fit

God tells us in His Word that if anyone lacks wisdom, we can ask Him, and He will not be annoyed with us for asking. In Proverbs 4:7, He tells us that wisdom is the principal thing, and we should make every attempt in life to obtain it. God also encourages us to seek to…

Don’t Be So Mean!

Norman is a very handsome man, but he has never thought of himself in that way. For as long as he could remember, his dream was to be an engineer, but when his college loans didn’t cover all the expenses of his junior year, his mother couldn’t afford to pay the difference. He dropped out…