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I don’t want to be a Debbie-Downer in this post, nor do I want you to think that from the title of this post. It’s just that I’ve shared the 7 best things about singleness before, but I haven’t really touched on the worst thing. And it’s not even as if I’m making some huge announcement or something. “This is the worst part of singleness! Beware!” Nope. Because you probably already know what the worst part of singleness is.   For more »

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Have you ever faced peer pressure to get a boyfriend? I sure have… It was the spring semester of my freshman year of college. My (then) roommate had been happily dating her boyfriend (now husband) for about 2.5 months. And like any friend who was falling in love, she wanted me to be happily in a relationship as well. One of my guy friends and I were mutually “in like,” and we both knew that someday we would probably date. more »

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The following is a guest post by Elizabeth of www.wanderlustandheart.com I have a bit of a control problem: I have issues with asking for help or trusting others with a job I know I can do or when I have a certain outcome in mind. I am this way with God sometimes. Typically, I don’t usually ask for help and I like to try to ‘fix’ or ‘get things done’ on my own. I am also a planner. Not a ‘my 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 »