A Single’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

Singles dating holidays

Oh, yes. The dreaded question from your relatives, your mom, that girl from high school who has “the perfect life”, and the randoms at holiday parties. “Why are you still single?” Or maybe they ask, “Are you dating anyone?” or “What’s new in your love life?”, some variation of the same question that makes you […]

When God gives her a husband and you’re still single

Bride and bridesmaid

Her email landed in my inbox just after 2am. “How could God give her a husband and not me?  I’ve gone home alone a million times when she went home with a guy. I’ve waited and saved myself for my husband and she hasn’t. She’s cleaned up her act recently but she’s only spent 6 […]

Dear Mr. Valentine

Michael and Ruthie Dean

Dear Mr. Valentine, please don’t make my amazing readers who are disheartened that they are alone feel terrible today. They have already been chosen and I’d appreciate if you stopped filling their minds with lies about their worth. Yours Truly, R.D. Happy Valentine’s Day from The Deans! I had the utmost privilege of speaking at […]

Why Women Text Back

Women Texting Back

I’m thrilled with today’s post because I love the message & it’s from a good friend. Andrea Lucado is a book publicist by day and a freelance writer by night. She’s written for Collegiate magazine, Christianity Today and other print and online publications. She would love to be meet you via Twitter, @andrealucado, or hear […]

Stop Praying. Start Asking. | Christian Men Need to Man Up and Date

Couple Walking

Michael is the writer of today’s post. I’m really proud of him for conveying such a tough message! I was talking with a group of Christian men the other day and was given astonishing insight into the current dating scene. As I sat down with them to talk about life, I found something concerning: none […]

Stop Blaming Men for Your Singleness

Image Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adamcrowe

I’ve been accused of many things on the web (don’t we bloggers subject ourselves to much criticism?), but two weeks ago saw a first: Regular Her.meneutics contributor Sharon Hodde Miller compared my personal blog post “10 Reasons He’s Not Calling You,” excerpted from the bookHave Him at Hello, to a “Cosmo checklist,” calling it a prime […]

40 and Single | One Man’s Story

Chinese character for love

Today we have a guest post from my friend, John Gunter. John loves his life in Asia, but misses his family, friends, church, baseball, and bar-b-que (in that order) immensely.  He enjoys scuba diving when the time and location permits. John blogs at http://johngunter.net. As we walked through a park in an unfamiliar city, it was a clear day.  She jumped right […]

Texting Gone Wrong | Will You Share Your Story?

How We Met Story

Here’s your chance to be featured in Real Men Don’t Text. Michael and I are nearly done with the first draft of our manuscript(!!), but we feel it is lacking one essential element: YOU. Will you share your ‘Texting Gone Wrong’ story with us for the chance to be included in the book? We’re looking […]

How *Not to Help All the Single Ladies | A Clarification

Writing

Dear Ladies, When this article popped up on the Christianity Today blog for women last week calling my post a ‘Cosmo checklist’, a prime example of how *not to help single women, I felt terrible! I want to apologize if my post 10 Reasons He’s Not Calling You made you feel at fault for your […]

Prince Charming Cardboard Cutouts

The Notebook Rain Scene

“He’s just not who I pictured myself marrying” a friend recently told me after she just told me all the reasons her man was marriage material. “Wait—why? What do you mean?” I asked confused. “Well, I just keep trying to find flaws in him and poke holes in our relationship. He’s just not tall and […]