It’s Okay to Struggle with Your Singleness

It’s hard for me to even fathom that I am writing this. But the real truth is, lately I’ve been struggling with my singleness. The same woman who wrote Dear Future Husband to let her future husband know that she’s not waiting on him, but that she’ll do everything God has called her to do with or without him. The same woman who wrote This Beauty Called Singleness describing the freedom and beauty of being able to fully devote herself to the Lord as only a single woman could… Is now the woman writing these words… I’m struggling with my singleness. I’m somewhere …

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SOAP Bible Study Method with an Example from Acts + Free Printable

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a picture on Instagram about the SOAP Bible Study Method (which stands for Scripture, Observation, Application, and Prayer) I use during my quiet time. To my surprise lots of people had never heard of this method and were interested in learning more. The SOAP Bible Study Method is a simple and effective way to study the Word and gather your thoughts – especially if you’re anything like me (scatter-brained and in need of focus when reading the Word). I’ve been using it for years and would highly recommend it as one of the tools you use to …

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Me, Myself, and I: 3 Reasons Why We Avoid Accountability

Me, myself, and I. I can do bad all by myself. It’s all about me, forget about you. Worldly phrases we’ve all heard before that assert our independence from one another and our need to only be concerned with ourselves. But God calls us to a different standard – He calls us to live lives of love towards our fellow brothers and sisters. He calls us to live in community – walking side by side with the same goal of spreading the Gospel. He calls us to hold each other accountable. I know all too well the struggles of being …

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It’s Not Enough to Just Pray About It: How to Make Wise Decisions

With life, change is inevitable – whether by choice or forced circumstances, we are constantly making decisions. Decisions on whether or not to take a job, move to a new city, marry this person, or to pursue a certain degree program. Decisions, decisions, decisions. And oftentimes, decision making is not so black and white – it can be a decision between two seemingly good options – and it’s hard to tell which to choose. In the world, making decisions consist of doing whatever makes you happy or following your heart – very cliché terms we’ve all heard before. But what about …

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The Battle for Purity: 3 Practical Ways to Fight Sexual Sin

The battle for purity has never been a pretty one. It’s oftentimes filled with regrets, moments of sexual compromise we wish we could just take back, and wounds only time and Jesus can heal. And it seems like the longer we stay single – the harder the battle gets – the more the urges and desires for companionship shout from deep inside of us. So how is a single woman to stay pure: Don’t be such a loner. There’s no such thing as walking this Christian walk alone – we need accountability and community. And spending too much time away from …

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What to Pray When You Want to Be Used by God

The last 2 months have been crazy – on top of the usual of being a full-time teacher, the Lord called me to start this blog. I went from being off of social media for a year to having every social media platform you could think of. Any spare time I used to have now belonged to this blog. And if all that wasn’t crazy enough, I was admitted to the hospital TWICE in the last month (once for a blood transfusion – that’s a whole different story!) To say I needed a break was an understatement. So this weekend, …

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A Prayer for the Single Woman Still Wounded by Love

As a woman who has experienced the heartache of a long-term, broken (even sometimes abusive) relationship and who then continued to engage in more fruitless, broken relationships, I understand that love can wound you. It can wound you so much so that you continue into a cycle of hurt and pain with more men. A cycle that Christ never intended for you to be in. As a part of this prayer series, God has placed it on my heart to write a prayer for women who were just as I was – broken, beat down, and spiraling through a non-stop cycle …

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5 Things Every Single Should Pray For

As a single woman, I pray for many things. But these are the 5 things that I pray for the most and that seem to have had the biggest impact on my single life: Discipline. As a single woman, I have been granted time that a married woman just doesn’t have. But as a single, I must pray about being disciplined over how I spend my time – using my time wisely when it comes to prayer, reading the Word, and spending time with God. Being careful not to dwindle away this precious time on lesser things – like binge-watching …

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Why I Don’t Pray: 3 Not So Great Excuses

About a week ago, when I got the idea to do a PRAYER SERIES, I was so excited! I had it all planned out – every blog I would write, scriptures and quotes about prayer that I would post on social media, and an idea for a prayer giveaway. It was all set and ready to go! Until yesterday, when I began to question, “Who am I to write a PRAYER SERIES?”. My prayer life has been lacking! I’m not the woman who sits in her prayer closet for countless hours like the old lady from War Room. I’m not filling …

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Prayer Changes Things: April Blog Series

In April 2017, BecomeLess.net completed its first ever blog series on PRAYER: Read the blogs in this PRAYER SERIES: Why I Don’t Pray 5 Things Every Single Should Pray For A Prayer for the Single Woman Still Wounded by Love  What to Pray When you Want to be Used by God  Images on PRAYER you can Pin:

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