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Lessons from Longing

Lessons from Longing

Three ways I've grown during my single years.
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A couple years ago, I hurriedly stopped by my neighborhood Starbucks. Visions of being at work on time were slipping away; however, facing the morning without an extra-hot latte was more than I could bear.

Drink in hand, I headed for the door when someone ...

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Tina

April 10, 2014  8:43am

Such a nice article. I struggle with being alone every day - it is all consuming at time.

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Jo

March 24, 2014  12:38am

I have never liked test in school and from the time I was born-again I have been greatly tested but this test came with much pain, sorrow, and sleepless nights. I am tired of it all and I just need some peace and happiness. I just keep getting older and older and the pain of life gets worse. I just want God to tell me why He places me here to suffer for so long and when will He stop this daily pain in my heart? When will He love on me in this way like I see him loving on others? Life feels like a long prison of pain!

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Wynne Clancy

March 13, 2014  5:02am

Colleen Alden was mentioned to me this morning after I had talked about my concern for my daughter who is 42 years old, lonely, depressed. She had a car accident a year ago when she broke her back in two places. She lost her job and car and social contacts. This name was given to me today, and I followed it up because I don't know how to help my daughter any more - and would like to. I enjoyed reading the article, is there any way she could join a group of lonely people she could share her feelings with?

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Sonu

April 03, 2013  8:46pm

Thank you so much for that article! I've been struggling so much to stay focused on God and just enjoying my time as a single Christian woman. This is the only time that I'll get with just me and God and of course, that doesn't seem to be enough for me. For some dumb reason, I always have this need to daydream and to keep hoping and wanting a wonderful man of God to come into my life and to help save the world together =] But honestly, thank you so much for your article! It's reminded and encouraged me, that this is Father and Daughter time, and what I need to focus on right now is growing to become a phenomenal woman of God who continues to be a witness to all. Thank you so much, like others said, for making this whole single woman loneliness thing seem absolutely normal. I've been trying to deny it, and pretend that I'm completely happy. But the truth is...it's a struggle man. Especially when everyone around seems to finding love.

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lis

February 12, 2013  6:54pm

God knows ive struggled with this but i ve learned one: a man is not the panacea to all of life's problems, while being lonely is a real dilemma two: God doesnt want us to be alone, but lastly three:marriage is HARD. It has a purpose and is a calling, its more of a natural thing with a natural result, in short i believe that God wants Godly seed. while i know that that is not the only reason it is an important one. so when i dont have a life conducive to this, meaning we aren't willing to be the help meet, Psalm 78 says that their were no wedding songs because of disobedience. I mean since the feminist movement we are the partarkers of a fallen world. being married is harder then EVER, an We dont know what that women with the son has been through, i think what if she's a single mom, who has no husband, or has a husband who is not saved, If she doesnt have a happy marriage who am i to tell God what He can and Cannot do. I think its more about what GOd wants and less about what I want.

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