• "Wait, SHE'S Getting Married?": Encouragement for When Jealousy Takes Hold | Singleness Quotes | Jealousy | Singleness | Hope in Singleness | Singleness Advice | justbeautifullyhonest.com
    Dating and Relationships,  Here's to the Single Ladies,  The Single Life

    “Wait, SHE’S getting married?!”: Encouragement for when jealousy takes hold

    “Wait, SHE’S getting married?”   Sound familiar? Maybe those words have never come out of your mouth, but I’d venture to guess that as a single girl, at some point you’ve had this thought. (And if not, you’re a far better person than I am) You see people around you getting engaged. Maybe people who are younger than you (preach), people less experienced than you, and people who you’ve judged to simply be less deserving than you.   Why God has given them exactly what you wanted doesn’t make sense.   Doesn’t He know you’ve been waiting? Doesn’t He know you’ve done everything to earn what she has? But here’s…

  • Eighty and Never Married: A Single Woman's Advice for the Next Generation | Singleness Quotes | Never Married | Advice for Singles | Being Single | The Single Life | Single Christian | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    Eighty and never married: A single woman’s advice for the next generation

    Many of you may not know this, but long before Beautifully Honest, I had another blog, my first blog, called The Swing Set (swingsetproject.com).   The mission of the blog was to interview elderly members of our community and inspire others with their wisdom and life stories. The first person I ever interviewed for that blog was a woman named Beverly. Beverly was never married, and although she had the opportunity several times, she said she just never found anyone she felt was the right fit. I haven’t seen Miss Beverly since I wrote her post four years ago, but today at church I recognized her instantly, sitting in the…

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    “This would be better with a boyfriend”: Learning to enjoy the moment single

    Well friends, I’ve had a revelation.   I recently took a work trip to Seattle, and while many say they never see anything outside of the meeting room and their hotel while on business travel, I refuse to take a six hour plane ride to see nothing but four walls in a different zip code. So every chance that I could get away, I took it to go explore. One evening I rushed out of a meeting to get to the space needle before dinner. I arrived at sunset and road the elevator to the observation deck with a few friendly couples.     It was honestly the most romantic…

  • A plea to the single girl on Valentines Day | Single on Valentines Day | Singleness | Singleness Advice | Embracing Singleness | Being Single | Single Life | Single Christian | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    A plea to the single girl on Valentine’s Day

    Happy Valentine’s Day, loves!   While today can be a fun day of sweet notes and candy hearts, I have something I really need to tell any of my single ladies who may be scrolling their social media today feeling left out or unloved. And here it is:   I need you to know that today changes nothing.   I know that your senses are being bombarded with images of what you want and don’t have (yet), and because of that, you may find yourself tempted to buy into the lies this day sometimes tells. Lies that say that because you are single you are:   Unworthy Unloved Forgotten Not…

  • Five Things to Know Before Online Dating (from a girl who has made every mistake) | Online Dating | Dating Advice | Singleness | Singleness Quotes | Dating Quotes | Online Dating Advice
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    Five things to know before online dating (from a girl who has made every mistake)

    Online dating has saturated our generation’s dating culture.   It’s brought countless people together, but has also been a point of deep frustration for others (“Why hasn’t he messaged me back?” “Why did we talk for a week and never meet up?” “Why did he swipe right if he wasn’t really interested?!” You feel me?). I truly believe that online dating can be a great avenue for people looking for a relationship, but I also think that as with any type of dating, it’s important for us to be prepared, realistic, and do our best to lessen frustration and disappointment whenever we can. After all, dating is hard enough. We…

  • Should Christian Women Online Date? Thoughts from a Single Girl Who Has Tried It | Online Dating | Christian Online Dating | Dating Advice | Singleness | Singleness Quotes | Dating Quotes | Online Dating Advice
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    Should Christian women online date? Thoughts from a Christian girl who has tried it

    “God is writing my love story”   I’ve heard this time and time again from Christian women. In fact, I’ve said it several times myself. And though I believe that it’s true, I’ve most often heard it used as a reason for Christian women not to take action in their dating lives. Specifically, as a reason not to try online dating. Some feel that online dating means forcing a relationship, and that we are no longer trusting God to bring someone into our lives by His own power and in His time. But while I admit that I’ve had this thought myself as a single Christian woman living in an online…

  • "Did I Miss the Boat?" Encouragement for when you feel like the only single girl left | Christian Singles | Singleness Quotes | Singleness Advice | Life Advice | Single Women
    Here's to the Single Ladies,  The Single Life

    “Did I miss the boat?” Encouragement for when you feel like the only single girl left

    Over the last few years, I’ve noticed a significant drop in the number of single men and women around me.    In fact, it’s to the point where I’ve started to wonder if I missed the boat. Like for real though. Did a group of single, Christian young men pull up, find wives, and sail off into the sunset together? Did I literally miss the boat? Is it coming back?!   Do you know that feeling?   It feels like everyone around you is getting married or in a relationship, and you’re just over here still “deeply single”, “waiting for your Boaz”…whatever people are calling it these days. I know…

  • Four things to remember when someone judges your singleness | Encouragement for singles | Christian Singles | Misunderstanding of Singleness | Singleness Quotes | justbeautifullyhonest.com
    Here's to the Single Ladies,  The Single Life

    Four things to remember when someone judges your singleness

    “When we said you couldn’t get married until you’re 40, we were joking.”   That’s a quote from “The DTR Blog” (if you don’t follow her on Instagram, DO IT NOW) from when she asked people to share ridiculous things their family members said to them about their singleness over the holidays. While I chuckled to myself as I read that quote, I also thought, “Wow, how must that have made that person feel?” I know that if it were me, I would have definitely felt a little hurt.   This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of people, especially family, making hurtful comments toward singles.   Often “jokingly” asking…

  • Where did all the single christian men go?: Encouragement for when the options feel limited | Christian Dating | Christian Singles | Singleness Quotes | Single Life | God Quotes | justbeautifullyhonest.com
    Christian Dating,  Here's to the Single Ladies,  Quick Reads

    “Where did all the single, Christian men go?”: Encouragement for when the options feel limited

    Ok ladies.   It’s time to talk honestly about something I’ve heard from so many single Christian women lately. It seems we’ve all been doing an awful lot of number crunching, and the numbers just don’t seem to be adding up.   Based on our calculations, it seems there are far more single Christian women than men.   And whether it’s actually true or not, it certainly FEELS that way, and it’s discouraging. I get it. I get seeing the new guy walk through the church doors as every single woman turns her head and whispers to the girl next to her, ready to make her move and beat the…

  • Single Girl This is Your Year | New Years Resolutions | Singleness Quotes | Being Single | Single and Thriving | Following God | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    Single girl, this is your year

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   “This is your year.”   That phrase is one of the most reassuring things someone can say to me. To hear that THIS year, THIS YEAR is going to be MY year, and that they believe it to be so. They believe that no matter what I’m leaving behind in the year before, something good is coming in the next. But while that phrase can be applied to all sorts of aspects of life, historically I only cared if someone said it to me in relation to finding a man. “Girl, this is your year. This…