Better Than Sons And Daughters

Called to reproduce spiritually

  I’ll never forget the tears that came to the eyes of a 90-year-old single woman as she mentioned the absence of grandchildren in her life. She had never married but had spent years on the mission field and as a mentor to many all her life, including me. She was highly respected in our church and by […]

Dealing with Well-Meaning People

Best end result

Just recently I received an email asking me to address a certain topic here on Purposeful Singleness. I’m happy to do that in today’s post. If you would like to see a topic addressed let me know either in the comments below or by using the contact form. I won’t promise to answer them all, […]

Loving Too Much?

By Fern Horst Browsing through the “Love & Relationship” section of a local bookstore, one can find such titles as Women Who Love Too Much, When Parents Love Too Much, and even, For People Who Love Their Cats too Much. We could easily conclude that it is a grave danger to love too much. Yet, […]

Memoirs of an Aunt

By Fern Horst If I’d known how much fun grandchildren are, I would have had them first!” I recently heard a Christian broadcaster say. Yes, that would be nice, but it doesn’t work that way, I thought. But then I realized that it is indeed possible to have that kind of a relationship with a […]

Roommates: A Blessing, Sometimes in Disguise

By Hohna Cass “Ha any se my low andals?” My muffled voice called from the back of the closet. Emerging from the tangle of dresses and blouses, I shoved my hair away from my face and bellowed, “Has anybody seen my yellow sandals? The new ones?” Two distant voices called back, “No!” — “I haven’t!” […]

One Body, Many Parts

When the purpose of any group is a fixed and focused one, the group usually does well. The purpose for a group of astronomers is obvious, as it is for on-line game groups, and so on. They have identified and announced their purpose and pursue it without much peripheral organization. They have fellowship, but they […]