Sexuality and Singleness

By Sheila Pritchard Singleness as Gift, Call or Necessity There are many different kinds of single people. Some have never married, others are widowed, separated or divorced. Some have turned down opportunities of marriage, others have never had such opportunities. There are single people who have had, or are currently involved in, sexual relationships outside […]

The Short End of the Stick

By Fern Horst Do you ever feel like you’ve been left with the most undesirable pieces of life in your hands? The short stick, so to speak? I’ve been feeling that way lately after several “upheavals” in my life, each of which is a direct result of decisions made by others. In some situations like […]

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!” […]

Romantic Disappointment

By Fern Horst If you’re a single adult I’d venture to say you’ve been disappointed at one time or another in the romantic department of life. If you’ve been in a romantic relationship that ended, if you wanted a friendship to become “more” but it didn’t, if you desire to be married but aren’t, if […]

Overcoming Lust: Victory in a Widow’s Story

By Anonymous I was approaching middle age when my husband passed away. Several months later I found myself struggling with my sexuality like I never had before. What had been a beautiful part of married life was no more. I became almost obsessed with thoughts of sex. I had to learn how to handle these […]

A Life Worth Living

Just the other day I attended the funeral of an 86-year-old gentleman I’d since I was a little girl. When our family first got to know Vincent 29 years ago he had just lost his mother and was living alone. Vincent never married, though he enjoyed joking about the women who were “after him.” As […]

Identity and Singleness

By Peter Ould Author’s Note: I’ve been a Christian for seven and a half years and the majority of that time I’ve struggled with, fallen into, and slowly overcome homosexuality. As God has freed me from the pain of the past I’ve drawn on those experiences to provide support and encouragement for others struggling with […]