#018: And For All You Single Folks Out There… Part 1[Podcast]

encouraging single people to be single well

This is not about “how to prepare for marriage” or “how to meet your spouse”.  This is to encourage single people to be single well, and to offer advice to married people on how to love and serve your single friends.

And For All You Single Folks...

What or Where is your focus?

  • Our hope should be in Jesus – not in another person or in a certain outcome
  • Be careful that marriage/parenthood isn’t your sole focus.
  • Focus on becoming more like Christ. No matter what happens, it’s a win-win. Whether you’re single or married, we all need to become more like Him.
  • Watch your thoughts! There’s a fine line between dreaming and fantasy. Fantasy can be dangerous.

What are your concepts about life and yourself?

  • Marriage isn’t a reward for good works. If you’re single, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you did something wrong. Of course, you may not be ready for marriage. The answer is still to become more like Him and He’ll reveal those areas to you.

What are your concepts about relationships and ministry?

  • Surround yourself with a multi-generational community. We all need a Paul, a Barnabas and a Timothy in our lives.
  • God has a ministry for you even today. Your ministry may change if you get married, but it doesn’t have to start when you get married.

Be Thankful

  • Gratitude goes a long way. No one is promised tomorrow. Be grateful for your life today. Why spend all your time pining for someone or something in the future? Live your life today.

Scriptures for Singles

Question: If you could go back in time and speak to your single self what advice would you give? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Watch CFNI The Musical For FREE

Exclusive Gift From Our YouTube Vault

For over 5 years my wife and I had the incredible privilege to direct and travel with The Remnant team comprised of several amazing actors and musicians at Christ for The Nations Institute (CFNI) in Dallas, TX. In 2009 we produced and directed and original musical written by Timothy A. Taylor called “CFNI The Musical.” This was definitely one of our favorite highlights from our years at CFNI.

 

CFNI THE MUSICAL (with never-before seen footage)

In honor of the season we at Defining Moments are opening the doors of our YouTube vault to let you view this exclusive never before released video.

It’s our way to saying thank you for all your support thoughout the years and to give you a front row seat to one of our favorite productions.

So come with us as we join Gwen, a first-year college student, on a musical journey through the trials and tribulations of college life. Along the way you’ll meet a cast of eccentric characters who are all trying to get a “Ring by Spring.” With drama, comedy and romance, CFNI The Musical shows that there really is so much more to college life despite six girls crammed into one bathroom!

Question: What was your favorite part of the musical? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

The Lasting Impression of Grace

A Midwife's Perspective of Sharing the Grief of Infant Loss

Written by Amy Allred – Certified Professional Licensed Midwife http://www.blessingsofbirth.com/

As a midwife, it is so difficult to put into words what it’s like to care for a client and her family who are anticipating the birth of a child whose life will be fleeting. Being someone who can’t leave “work” at “work” and knowing that each life is a precious, irreplaceable reflection of the Creator, I grieve each time a client has an early pregnancy loss.

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To be chosen to attend the joyful birth of a child – an event that will forever change a family – is an

Gracie Jade’s Slideshow

Forever In Our Hearts

Today Gracie Jade would have been 3 months old. In honor of her short but precious life we wanted to share an intimate picture slideshow that until now we have only shared at her memorial service. A huge thank you to Misty Colvard of www.MistyColvardPhotography.com for capturing these precious moments that we will cherish for a life time.