The Ultimate Secret of Contentment

Ultimate Secret of Contentment

Our natural state as earthly beings is not contentment. We are always desiring more and better of anything and everything. If we are single we desire marriage; if we are married we desire our spouse to be more this, or better at that. Discontentment is not just limited to marital status, of course. It can […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Does My Life Really Matter?

By Fern Horst It’s just so awful! I can’t believe she’s dead! And she had a husband and four small children left without her. Why couldn’t it have been someone without a family?” We often hear such sentiments expressed after young husbands or wives are killed in an accident, or an illness or disease shortens […]

A Dream Come True

By Fern Horst During her own growing up years, Louise Witmer often found herself reading stories of children who had been abused and neglected by those who were supposed to care for them. Her heart went out to these children who so much needed someone’s love. In many of these stories, the child grew up […]

The Blessing of Missions

By Pat Bernshausen “And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15) “And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert. And he arose […]