Girl, Buy the Flowers: Experiencing God's Love in Your Singleness

Girl, Buy the Flowers: Experiencing God's Love in Your Singleness

One of my favorite sayings in my season of singleness has been "date yourself." I took this very seriously in the early stages of recovery from my divorce: I hiked waterfalls. I tried Ethiopian food. I rode a mechanical bull. 

I also got injured doing a couple of those things but hey– the memories are epic.

In dating myself, I've re-learned my likes and dislikes. I've discovered interests and abilities I never realized I had before (uh, furniture refurbishment?!). And I've gotten real comfortable with that quirky girl who had never fully come into her own.

(She gets me into a lot of "situations." All good, clean fun though.)

The journey of self-rediscovery has been absolutely priceless. And for my money, I'd say everyone should go through some kind of self-dating process if you're ever going to bring much more than a scarred up, broken heart into a new relationship.

During one of my recent "self-dates," the most surprising thing happened. It completely transformed the way I look at this season of singleness, and my value in the eyes of the Father.

Get the popcorn, girl. This is good.

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7 Ways to Overcome Loneliness As a Single Mom

7 Ways to Overcome Loneliness As a Single Mom

Alright ladies, we’re gonna dive into something I know every single mother grapples with- loneliness.

Going from coupled to single, especially with kids, is no easy feat. Even if your previous relationship was not great, chances are you still felt like you had someone. Someone you had history with. Someone you made plans with. Someone you envisioned a future with.

And when that someone is gone, it’s the most unnatural feeling at first. Rediscovering your identity in Christ is absolutely critical to the healing process, but even the most healed and healthy among us still deal with the desire for intimate fellowship with a man.

Read on to see our 7 tips for overcoming loneliness as a single mom.

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