Posts Tagged "Single"


Taking The Plunge

Taking The Plunge


Posted By on Jan 30, 2012 in The Life I Live | 47 comments

A couple of years ago {it’s hard to believe I have been blogging long enough that I can refer to a post that I wrote a couple of years ago}, I wrote a post asking readers their thoughts on online dating. I loved hearing peoples’ opinions. They were fascinating. They were informative. But most of all they were encouraging. And so a few months later, I decided to try to have an open mind and put myself ‘out...

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Broken Promises


Posted By on May 6, 2011 in The Life I Live | 15 comments

Several years ago I found myself suddenly dating a boy that had been my best friend for years. Making that transition was tough. I was scared to let someone who was so close to me come closer. I was all too familiar with the worst case scenario. Plus, I had watched him jump from one failed relationship to another and was a little too familiar with his tendency to bail when things intensified. All this left me feeling…petrified....

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This morning I received a package of miscellaneous things from my mom (oh, if only you could see the wonderfully random things she sends my way). And in the package with a torn out article from the Wall Street Journal with a sticky note attached “Interesting article, Mom.” At first glance I thought it was an article on internet dating. And I was not happy. Not happy at all. (Moms, never send your grown daughters articles...

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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”...

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Too Picky?


Posted By on Oct 15, 2010 in The Life I Live | 72 comments

I am 34. And single. So the question has been posed a time or two by friends, family, and complete strangers, Are you too picky? Perhaps? Just a little? Too picky? Honestly, I don’t know the answer to that one. I know that I have finally stopped looking for a younger George Clooney, the captain of the football team, or the king of the frat house. And I know that I have three things that are non-negotiables. (No, they...

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Incomprehensible

Incomprehensible


Posted By on Mar 30, 2010 in The Life I Live | 21 comments

Today I am guest posting over on my friends Justin and Trisha Davis’ blog, RefineUs. To be honest, when Justin asked me if I’d be willing to write a post, I got nervous, really nervous. I knew that they wouldn’t be looking for a fluffy little post. I knew they would want me to reveal some parts of my heart that I wouldn’t be completely comfortable sharing. And I knew I had to say yes. A few nights later, Justin...

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