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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 […]

Our Longings, God’s Fulfillment

God loves you more than you will ever know

We have many God-given longings that we’d like to have fulfilled. We often think that they can be fulfilled only by another human being. While God does use other humans to demonstrate love to us, He also wants to fulfill these longings with Himself. Consider these Words from Scripture as you identify your personal longings […]

Steps to Contentment

Allow thyself to complain of nothing, not even of the weather. Never picture thyself under any circumstances in which thou art not. Never compare thine own lot with that of another. Never allow thyself to dwell on the wish that this or that had been, or were, otherwise than it was, or is. God Almighty […]

Needs, Desires and God’s Promises

By Fern Horst “Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Psalm 37:4 and Phillipians 4:19) Who could ask for more assurance than these statements from God’s Word itself regarding […]

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 […]

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 […]

Undivided Devotion

By Wayne Mytas So I’m standing in the grocery store line waiting my turn at the cash register. You know, the place where you’re supposed to be tempted to buy National Enquirer, candy bars, gum, whatever. The place where, by design, retailers put you in a place to impulse buy something you absolutely can’t live […]

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 […]

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 […]

Standing on the Premises

By David Price But as God is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him was yea. For all the promises of God in him […]