Finding Peace When We Don’t Understand

Finding peace when we don't understand

I am analytical by nature. When it comes to figuring out how something works so I can use it, or getting to the root of a problem so I can move forward, that characteristic serves me well. But when it comes to finding answers to questions which have no complete answers, it costs me way […]

Not Loving Your Life? Don’t Ditch Facebook!

Facebook Community

I love Facebook. Most of the time, anyway. Here’s why. In my 50 plus years of life I’ve lived and worked in numerous locations. My “tribe” is scattered all over the globe. Gone are the days when the majority of people a person knows is in one location. As a result, we lose contact with […]

Removing the Hindrances from Singleness

Removing Hindrances

Many view singleness as a limitation rather than an advantage. I’d say it’s a fairly common perspective among Christians and non-Christians alike. It’s funny how we collectively forget that Jesus was single, and certainly nothing held Him back. And we forget that the second most prominent character of the New Testament was also single, the […]

Sometimes We Need a Little Help

A helping hand

This blog post is written by Shari Baer, a life coach who is offering coaching to the Purposeful Singleness community. You can read more about her services here. Someone just recently asked me what I see is the major problem for singles I coach, versus those who are married. While you might think the answer would be […]

On the “Wrong” Side of Man-made Fences

Wrong side of a man-made fence

It is of little importance to me that I should be evaluated by you or by any human court. In fact, I don’t even evaluate myself. For I am not conscious of anything against myself, but I am not justified by this. The One who evaluates me is the Lord. (1 Corinthians 4:3-4 HCSB)  I […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

Chocolate Chip Cookie for One

I was sitting here savoring this delicious chocolate chip cookie that took me mere minutes to make, and it occurred to me I should share this wonderful little secret with my Purposeful Singleness friends! I love recipes like this I can make quickly without dirtying many dishes. I even made it gluten-free by using brown […]

Roadblocks to Living God’s Purpose

Road blocks to finding God's purpose

Are you intrigued by the idea of living purposefully, but find yourself content to sit on the sidelines instead? I think all of us deal with this from time to time, for various reasons. Perhaps you can identify with one or more of these. 1. We think claiming a specific purpose is prideful Somehow we think […]

Loneliness, Purpose, and Freedom

Loneliness, Purpose, and Freedom

If you recall, and for those of you just joining us, I conducted a survey several months ago to put me in touch with the greatest needs and aspirations of the Purposeful Singleness community. I again thank those of you who responded! Your input is invaluable. I want to reiterate some of what I wrote […]

Welcome to the new Purposeful Singleness!


If you’re a regular visitor to the Purposeful Singleness website, or were in the past, you’ll notice right away the site looks different! As many of you probably know, the site went dormant over the last number of years, but is now being resurrected for our continued conversations about living lives that are purposeful and meaningful, as God […]