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I asked the married women who are a part of The Peony Project, “If you could give a single Christian sister any advice about her single years, what would it be?” and was blown away by their responses. More than 25 women responded with great tidbits for us. Since so many women responded, I must warn you now. This is not a good post for skimming. However, this is a great post to sit down on the couch to read, more »

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Singleness is hard, y’all. It’s definetly not for the faint of heart. I’ve got 20 years of experience being single (despite the fact that’s how old I am), and so I’d be the first to tell you that it has not been easy. I chose not to date until I was 18. I didn’t want to have to deal with a dating relationship amongst the other drama of high school. But more »

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The following is a guest post by Naomi of www.127living.com My dream of adopting began long before I met my husband. I clearly remember the moment I realized adoption was in my future. I had just finished Louisa May Alcott’s book, Little Men. In it, the main character, Jo, runs a home for boys. The picture painted of an estate overrun with rambunctious boys in need of a momma to love them, pulled my heart. It was then I knew more »

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Sometimes as singles we like to exaggerate our situation in our heads, thinking things like “EVERYONE is dating but me!!” even if we know that isn’t true. But when all of your closest friends are in dating relationships, and you’re not? It’s a tricky situation. You want to be genuinely happy for your friends- and so often you are. But, there is the occasional drop of jealousy that stirs in your heart, tempting you towards discontentment. My two best friends are currently dating someone more »

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When I think of Mary the mother of Jesus in light of the Christmas story, I typically can’t help but think of Imogene Herdman’s portrayal of Mary in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbra Robinson. And then I can’t help but smile to myself. Imogene Herdman is not who you would have thought would be chosen to represent Mary in the Christmas pageant. She was a bully, always dirty, and not Mary-like at all. Regardless of whether or not Imogene Herdman is representing more »