How do you know if what you are waiting for is weakening your faith? That’s right. I said weakening, not strengthening. I found some notes on a message at church from several years ago and I recall the pastor referencing some indicators of a weakened faith: discouragement; doubt; anger; envy; inactivity. I recall at the … More Is Waiting Weakening You?
Hopefully you had the chance to read my post from 2 weeks ago: 12 Things to Stop Saying to Your Single Girlfriends. (If not – go read it now). It was inspired by the first of two questions I asked my friends: 1. “What are things that people say that you wish they wouldn’t?” That … More What You Can Do for Your Single Friends
This one goes out to everyone with single girlfriends – which is probably all of you. If not, your life is not complete, because we’re pretty awesome. I know that I bring as much value to my married friends as they do to me as an unmarried woman. If you are the single lady, then I’ll … More 12 Things to Stop Saying to Your Single Girlfriends
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