Sharon

Has God Called You to be Single?

Sharon Singleness 19 Comments

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post for Her.meneutics about how to counsel and support the single people in our churches. The post, titled How Not to Help All the Single Ladies, had a tremendous response, and I was truly blessed by the positive feedback it received. I’m so glad my words were an encouragement to so many of …

Sex Talk and the Single Life

Sharon Marriage, Sex, Singleness 6 Comments

A lot of Christian leaders have been talking about sex lately. The publicity has generated a great deal of conversation–some good, some not so good–as Christians continue to learn about godly sexuality and its proper place in the Christian life. As important as it is to have these conversations and to seek greater understanding, these discussions can also present a …

Don’t Waste Your Singleness

Sharon Singleness, Stewardship 5 Comments

One of my favorite stories from my years as a college minister came out of a conversation with a Freshman girl about singleness. We both sat in my office as she bemoaned the fact that she’d never had a boyfriend, and wondered aloud if she would EVER get married. At the time, I was newly engaged at the age of …

The Courage to Date Well

Sharon Dating, Relationships, Singleness 5 Comments

Last night Ike and I got to have dinner with one of our single guy friends, and over the course of the meal the conversation drifted to the topic of dating. I’ve only been married a year so I remember the ups and downs of the dating world well. Over the years I’ve had my share of break-ups, and I’ve also …

Life Without Physical Intimacy

Sharon Purity, Sex, Singleness, Suffering 4 Comments

Last week I was directed to a blog post written by a single woman about her struggle to live without physical intimacy in her life. Not only was the post refreshingly transparent, but it was also a helpful reminder to me as a now married woman. I still remember sitting in a Bible study full of married women, myself a …

Singleness According to Eve

Sharon Singleness 1 Comment

I will be out of the country just a few more days, and during this time I’ve really enjoyed revisiting some of my older posts, especially from my days as a single gal. Below is a post I wrote to challenge myself in my season of singleness, but I honestly find it to be just as great a challenge today. …

The “Highlight Reel”

Sharon Marriage, Purity, Singleness 8 Comments

Recently I’ve been doing some investigative research into the male mind. What I’ve learned has important implications for my single readers, but it impacts married people as well. It all began a few months ago when I saw a movie with my husband in which a number of married men were discussing whether the “highlight reel” constituted cheating. I honestly …