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!

Friends

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 […]

Someone Special

By Kammy L. Willis Family and friends assured me that God must be planning “someone special” for me. What other reason would He have for keeping me single for so long? Years passed and the assurances began to inflict more pain than comfort. I pleaded and bargained with God. However, the continued loneliness magnified my […]

The Tomorrow Trap

By Kelvin Smith “Wait till next year!” is the cry of hope of every beleaguered sports fan. Yet there’s a different meaning of the phrase that can be the enemy of a satisfying life. That is the danger of putting things off to an imagined perfect future when all one’s dreams will come true: the […]

Wanting it All

By Fern Horst My five-year-old niece and I were having a heart-to-heart talk — one she had initiated about women having babies. When I asked her if she thought I should get married and have a baby she looked back at me with a why-would-you-do-that look. Her answer was clear: “No! You’re an auntie. You […]

What! You have to be Married to have a Life?

By Genevieve A. Longley Recently I was out with two married friends. One began to tell a cute story about a comment her son had made. The family had been playing a game called “The Game of Life®.” As she reached a certain square in the game, Cindy’s son informed her that she could no […]