Topic: Singleness

March 4, 2015
Single in the Schemes: Gift or Curse?

“Singleness is a gift from the Lord.” Sometimes the way this phrase gets bandied around in churches is often glib and unhelpful for those of us who are single. Of course, there are lots of benefits to being single, and we should enjoy the blessings that undoubtedly come our way. Now, I’m not saying that […]

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January 28, 2015
Women in Ministry: Should I Pursue Male Friendships as a Single Woman? (1)

I was recently approached to participate in a Singleness, Dating, and Contentment seminar. As I started to prepare for my session, I was reminded just how important this issue is, not only for women on schemes, but in general. How I live my life as a single woman has consistently been one of the best […]

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May 1, 2014
Marriage or Ministry: Do I Have to Give Up my Dream to Serve God in Scotland?

Many of the single women interested in working with 20schemes have had ‘the marriage’ conversation with me at some point in the process. They often feel like saying yes to us and entering into the mission field of Scotland means giving up their chance of marriage. My response, as a single mother, is that it […]

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June 19, 2013
Help! I'm A New Christian. What Are The Rules On Dating? (3)

“When I first came to church I found the women a bit confusing. I thought they all fancied me because they kept talking to me and asking me stuff about my life. Where I come from that means a girl fancies you. I thought I was a right stud with all these girls after me. […]

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June 18, 2013
Help! I'm A New Christian. What Are The Rules On Dating (2)

I am having conversations about Christian women more and more with our new Christian men. What sort of woman should they ‘look out’ for? How do you know if it’s the right one? How do you know if they like you or are just being nice to you? According to one of my men: “When […]

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June 14, 2013
Help! I'm A New Christian. What Are The Rules On Dating? (1)

I am having conversations about Christian women more and more with our new Christian men. What sort of woman should they ‘look out’ for? How do you know if she’s the ‘right one’? How do you know if they like you or are just being nice to you? According to one of my men: “When […]

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