On Sunday, I found myself smiling every time I scrolled through Facebook and Instagram and saw all of the tributes to great fathers. It made me think of how thankful I am for my own… While my parents divorced when I was 8 and my brother was 6, we still had a present, hands on, … More Who’s Your Daddy?
My plan today was to give you a fun, light post on: 10 ways to treat your single girlfriends. However, you know, sometimes you have to be nimble. I woke up with something else on my heart so I’m calling an audible (er, uh.. tactile??). Anyways, hopefully this is for some of you. I’ll put … More Set It Free: Finding Your Peace
Everyone needs a Renee. Who the heck is Renee? She is a mentor in my life. She is a woman the Lord brought to me as a gift to hold me accountable, to be an example, and to speak the truth without apology or compromise. She is married with a relationship I admire, and a … More Everyone Needs a Renee: Life Mentorship
Today is my last day of being 35. Tomorrow another year will be tacked onto my age counter and my credibility as a content single grows… yay! That “yay” could come across as sarcastic or genuine. I have actually spent a lot of the day thinking about the degree of sarcasm I feel is attached … More Your Patience will be Blessed
In my last post, I laid out relationship non-negotiables, the filter you use for every person you have an interest in or go out with. Knowing what you want will ultimately help you navigate these relationships and bring much more clarity than if you don’t have them at all and rely solely on feelings. Definitely … More The Non-negotiables: A Case Study
Have non-negotiables. If they are in fact non-negotiable, then don’t negotiate. Well this sounds pretty simple – and obvious. But when it comes to issues of love – not so. It is obvious to not negotiate non-negotiables, but it is certainly way easier said than done. If you’ve ever found yourself in a relationship but … More The Non-negotiables
I take a deep breath, rise slowly with my heart beating quickly, and confess: “Hi. My name is Hope Rana. I am 35 years old and I am single.” We’re sitting in a circle in a plain, white tiled floor room, much like a school cafeteria, everyone’s hands folded politely in their laps. I sit … More Season of Single: An Introduction