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The following is a guest post by my roommate/ best friend, Michaela “Aww, you’re in a relationship?? Congrats! You’ve finally met that wonderful person that makes your heart sing and your soul fly!” She squeals. She continues, “The two of you will spend lots of time together, going on casual coffee dates during the week and romantic dinner dates on the weekend. You’ll get to know each other better as you spend that quality time together on a regular basis, more »

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Hi I’m Whitneye! I’m 30 years old, a teacher, and enjoy reading, spending time with family and friends, and writing. What’s your singleness story? My singleness story is pretty simple. I’ve been the girl that’s always been the friend guys wanted to hang out with but not the girl they wanted to date or marry. I’ve never had a boyfriend or been on an actual date. I’ve always watched my other friends date or been the third wheel. I’ve always more »

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When I was in the eight grade, I was head over heels for a guy. Let’s call him Relad. Relad and I weren’t in the same classes, so the only time I could see him is when we would pass each other in the hallways. I looked forward to those times so much, I eventually memorized his schedule so I would know when exactly we would pass each other. (Not my finest moment.) I was super shy around guys then, more »

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I attended a small Christian private school from the 6th grade until I graduated high school. Sophomore year, we had a new principal who believed a minor infraction was the result of a “heart issue,” as she put it. Not that that idea is necessarily bad in and of itself; the problem was, she used the phrase “heart issue” over and over again in a very negative context. Every Wednesday at chapel, she would remind us of the rules so more »

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Hi! I’m Melinda, 37, and an Administrative Assistant for Law Enforcement Training. My hobbies include reading, shopping and spending time with family and close friends. What’s your singleness story? My singleness story began a little over 7 years ago. I was in what I thought was a happy marriage. My spouse cheated on me. During the hardest time in my life I found out who God was and what He was capable of. I had rededicated my life to Him more »