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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 »

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My dear friend, it is time yet again for you and I to take an imaginary trip to the coffee shop to discuss life. Oh man, have I got something exciting to tell you! Brimming with excitement, I order a small caramel frappuccino and you order your drink of choice. Then we wander to a cosy corner of the coffee shop and settle into our chairs. I take a sip of my drink, eyes dancing excitedly. You lean forward in more »

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My roommate wants to be a wedding planner someday, so there are lots of bridal magazines and Pinterest-scrolling happening at our apartment. The other day we spent the evening scrolling through our wedding boards on Pinterest, discussing things like veils and first looks and bridesmaids dresses and wedding photography. It was a very girly evening, full of happy, daydreamy ideas. Browsing through the “wedding aisle” on Pinterest can be such a fun way to relax and pass time, but I’ve more »

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I am a NICU nurse and I work night shift and when I am in the middle of my stretch I find I can only manage to go to work and sleep. Well, I have been single for the last twenty six years. I also happen to be twenty six years old. Although, my best friend says I cant claim the first sixteen years since I wouldn’t have been old enough to date then any ways. So if I go more »