Nothing Says Happy Valentine’s Day…

Like An Interview About Singleness

Today I am answering some questions about my season of singleness on Matt Appling’s blog, The Church of No People. Here’s a taste:

Q: Okay, so we’re talking about being single, and more specifically, how to be “good” at being single. I imagine many people tiptoe around the topic of singleness, the same way people do with childless married people (like my wife and I.) They wonder why “it” hasn’t happened yet, or they give advice, or just feel pity. What’s your experience been?

A: I have friends that ignore it. I have friends that seem to know just what I should be doing/feeling…like if they were running my life I wouldn’t be in this “predicament.” And I have friends who pray for me, listen to me, and gently encourage me.

Go check out the rest. Matt asks some really good questions and hopefully I don’t sound like a total moron. And be sure to check out the other “Love Month” posts.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Lindsey has a sincere love for her precious dog Molly, a good red wine and the Delta Sky Club. She spends her days (and some nights) laboring to end childhood hunger at Feed the Children and to gather, equip and unleash women at IF:Gathering.

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  • http://twitter.com/claireshegoes Claire

    I enjoyed reading your interview, Lindsey. And I agree with your approach. I’ve seen some people (women) get on as though it was the end of the world because they weren’t married yet. It seems to me like the devil is having his way with them. :(

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      I have met the women of which you speak :)

  • Jenni Catron

    I’m married and I hate Valentine’s Day. I told my husband last night that I think Valentine’s Day is only fun when you’re in elementary school. I’d love to go back to the days of writing out Valentine’s cards with “check yes or no” box to the boy I liked. :)

    By the way, I don’t see you as “single”, I see you as my friend Lindsey. Single is not a status, it’s a season… a season that you live out well. Love yah, friend!

    • http://twitter.com/dawnnicole Dawn Nicole Baldwin

      I’d agree w/Jenni. I’ve never thought of your relationship status as anything other than, “my friend Lindsey”.

      It doesn’t tell the whole story or define who you are in my eyes :)

  • http://goinswriter.com Jeff Goins

    My wife and I started a tradition three years ago with another couple from Indianapolis. For the past three Valentine’s Days, we’ve been taking turns visiting each other for a weekend of food, reminiscing, and sharing life together. For us, Valentine’s Day has become a communal holiday, and we love it.

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      That sounds fun!

  • Peggy

    Loved your answers — I feel exactly the same. I’m single and older – but try to live my life everyday. I”m celebrating Valentines Day with the One who is Love.

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  • Ashley

    i surprisingly LOVE valentines day. really i just love to celebrate so any reason that allows me to make cards and give things to people is awesome. i really like what Jenni said thought in regards to being single. it shouldn’t define who we are. i need to work on that too!

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      i don’t think singleness defines us, just like not having a child wouldn’t define us but it certainly plays a role in who i am and how i spend my time. it allows us freedoms to go and do that many marrieds don’t enjoy but i find it also makes it more difficult to create boundaries around our time and relationships

    • http://lindseynobles.com Lindsey Nobles

      and i love that you LOVE valentines day. saw a picture of your office today and it made me smile.

  • bill (cycleguy)

    Lindsey: I have been married for almost 38 years. I have a 35 (almost 36 year old daughter) who lives away from home but is single. I sent her this link because you deal with the same thoughts she deals with. I do not see her as a single young woman. I see her as a woman I am proud to call my daughter, whom the Father loves unconditionally and I love what He is doing in her life. Her younger sister is married and has given her a nephew but i cannot say how proud I am of her. Anyway, sorry to have gone on. Thanks for sharing your heart.