• 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
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    “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
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    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
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    “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…

  • I didn't get married this year (again): A single girl's year in review | Singleness Quotes | New Years Inspiration | Following God | Year in Review | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    I didn’t get married this year (again): A single girl’s year in review

      Want to hear this post straight from me? Click the link above!   Well y’all, I didn’t get married this year. Again.   No planning was done, no invitations were sent out. I didn’t walk down an aisle (except at the grocery store, which honestly might be better?). No white dresses were bought, or bouquets tossed. My “One Day” Pinterest board remained unused, only continuing to collect crafty wedding decor that I am utterly unequipped to ever actually execute. In fact, I’m on a solid 31 year streak of not getting married.   Truthfully, getting married, or at least getting a boyfriend, was one of my only goals for…

  • "Next year will be different, right God?": Finding joy in today while hoping for tomorrow | Single at Christmas | Singleness Quotes | Choosing Joy | The Little Things in Life | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    “But next year will be different, right God?”: Finding joy in today while hoping for tomorrow

    In most years past I’ve found myself bargaining with God this time of year.   “Ok God, I was single for the holidays again this year, but next year is the year it’s going to be different, right?”   But over the last several years, I’ve grown weary of waiting to live my life until it starts syncing with my timeline. So this holiday season, I’ve been taking the time to pause and appreciate this stage of life. Truthfully, a younger version of myself would have thought I had lost my ever-loving mind making a statement like that. Doesn’t enjoying where you are mean you’ve given up on what you…

  • A plea to the single girl at Christmas | Single at Christmas | Singleness Quotes | Choosing Joy | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    A plea to the single girl at Christmas

    “But wouldn’t it be better if…”   Those words have come out of my mouth more times than I can count. And just seeing them now is immediately deflating. Wouldn’t it be better if… Those words have robbed me of all joy on countless special occasions. Birthdays, weddings, vacations, and especially, the holidays. The second that I start to feel a smidgen of joy, I snatch it away from myself by fantasizing how it could be better. How it would OBVIOUSLY be better if I just had a boyfriend.   But here’s the thing I’ve learned after many joyless holidays:   I don’t actually KNOW if it would be “better…

  • "What would I do if I knew I would never get married?: A single girl's reflection on waiting| Waiting for the one | Singleness Advice | Don't Wait | Live Life | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    What would I do if I knew I would never get married?: A single girl’s reflection on waiting

    I was chatting with a friend recently and she mentioned she’s started asking herself, “What would I do if I knew I would never get married?”   What dreams would she pursue? Where would she go? How would her choices be different if she weren’t waiting for her relationship status to change? I thought, how often are we as single women guilty of making our life choices based on a man who hasn’t shown up yet?   We so often wonder if we will ever get married, not just because it’s a hope in our hearts, but because we would make different choices if we knew.   And until we…

  • "This isn't what I expected"" Encouragement for when life isn't what it "should" be | Giving Yourself Permission } Unmet Expectations | Daily Encouragement | justbeautifullyhonest.com
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    “This isn’t what I expected”: Encouragement for when life isn’t what it “should” be

    Last Saturday night I had a revelation.   I was in the bathroom cleaning, scrubbing a mascara smudge off the sink and trying to scoot the ever-curious kitty cat off the counter, and I realized…   …it’s ‪Saturday night‬, and I’m at home scrubbing the bathroom, and I’m…happy?   Now this is where some people would say that I’m old, but honestly, if learning to love a clean house and a night in my jammies is old, then I’m totally here for it. But more than being “old” (which personally I think I’m not, thank you very much), there’s something else that I realized in this moment.   I realized…