We Need to Talk About Touch Deprivation

We Need to Talk About Touch Deprivation

Have you heard of touch deprivation? The term is fairly self-explanatory. It happens when we are deprived of human touch for a period of time. Generally, it is in the context of platonic touch. To varying degrees, human beings need touch. In some Western cultures,...
Singles, Let’s Celebrate Our Milestones

Singles, Let’s Celebrate Our Milestones

On a Friday, I sat at my computer, doing my last checks. Email, website updates, weekly to-dos. Was there anything I was forgetting? It was 5:15. Now that it is getting darker earlier, I try to wrap up in time for an evening walk beginning at 5:30. I opened my website...
5 Tips for Singles Who Want to Enjoy Wedding Season

5 Tips for Singles Who Want to Enjoy Wedding Season

It’s wedding season! You know what that means. Time to feel an uncomfortable mix of weird emotions!!  When you’re single and weddings abound, it can be a bit of a mixed bag, emotionally speaking. On the one hand, you’re happy for your friends who are getting married....
Who Is Doing the Background Work?

Who Is Doing the Background Work?

This past September on Instagram, Devi Abraham asked me to share some thoughts on how married people can support singles. Devi co-hosts a podcast called Where Do We Go From Here, on which they talk about purity culture, its effects on Christians, and how to move...
How To Let Go of a Grudge

How To Let Go of a Grudge

I wish I were better at forgiveness. I feel like, as a Christian, I should be. Every week at church, we pray the Lord’s Prayer, which includes the line, “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” I am now technically a card-carrying Presbyterian, and so that’s...
Who We Picture Determines What We Talk About

Who We Picture Determines What We Talk About

Around these parts, we talk about a lot of things pertaining to people who are single and also Christian. We talk about relational well-being, mental health, and calling. We also talk about the reality of being single in a culture low to high key obsessed with...