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Leaders to Singles
Navigating Singles Tax and the High Cost of Singleness in the US

One of the most significant financial hurdles for singles is the lack of shared expenses. Unlike couples who can split the cost of living, singles bear the full brunt of rent, utilities, groceries, and other daily expenses. This disparity can make everyday living more costly for those navigating life independently. Consider this when planning events as a church may choose to supplement the cost of community gatherings for singles to help them thrive in community.

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Dating
Why do I feel so lonely?

Why do I feel so lonely? These words resonate in the hearts of not only singles but all Americans. 58% of all adults are considered lonely, and minorities are at an even higher risk, with 75% of Hispanics and 68% of African American adults responding as lonely.[1] Our feelings of loneliness impact mental health, and we all process that differently. It can depend on our temperament and the cultural environment we were raised in. Still,

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Single Parents
Time Management Tips for New Single Mothers

Balancing Responsibilities with Ease Becoming a single mother can be an overwhelming experience, filled with new responsibilities and time constraints. Juggling parenting, work, household chores, and personal needs might seem impossible. However, effective time management strategies can create a more balanced and fulfilling life. Here are some practical tips to help you manage your time as a new single mother. 40% of all families are single parent housholds Learn More #1 Prioritize and Plan Start

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Table for One Ministries - Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - Struggling with a Desire for Intimacy
Dating
Singles Struggling with a Desire for Intimacy

As single adults, sometimes we can feel like we’re missing out on a big perk of a romantic relationship or intimacy.  No matter your situation, if you are a single adult who desires intimacy, you are not alone. There is hope! We know there is hope through a relationship with God because he tells us so. Isaiah 43:1 mentions, “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you

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Singles
Single, but not alone…

In Genesis 3:10, for the first time, man isolates himself and finds himself alone.  God calls out to Adam in the garden and asks, “Where are you?” (The first question of the Bible). Adam’s answer is an explanation, “I heard the sound of you… I hid… I was afraid… I was naked… (Ashamed).  Adam was Alone, Afraid, and Ashamed.  An awful trio… the anti-trinity.  He had lost Love, Joy, and Peace, and his heart hid

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Table for One Ministries - Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - Single Adult POV Two Years into COVID
Leaders to Singles
Single Adult POV Two Years into COVID

“I tried going back to an in-person church, but I didn’t want to take the seat of a family who may need it.” “My job moved fully remote, I live alone, and in two years, I have only been out to social events a handful of times.” “I struggle with being alone. The pandemic and quarantine have made me even more alone and even harder to reconnect.” “Being a single parent was hard already when

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Collegiates
Time with God

There are some excellent reading plans available to read the entire Bible in a year or even 90 days. These plans are great, and we encourage you to try one at least once. As a follower of Christ, you need to build a relationship with Him and know Him better. This comes through many venues. You can worship the Lord in praise. You can read about Him in His Word. You can also spend time

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Singles
Distracted

Life is full of distractions. We’re distracted at work, at home, with media, and even our local churches. It’s not hard to wonder why it’s so hard to stay focused on the most important things in our life. How we handle distractions is a part of maturing our faith. Choosing the difference between a distraction and God’s calling is vital to following Christ. “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to

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Table for One Ministries- Ministry for Singles and Leaders to Singles - Blog - What To Do When the Church Fails You, when church fails you, my church failed me
Leaders to Singles
What To Do When the Church Fails You

First and foremost, I want to say this is not a piece bashing the church. Did the church fail me? Were there consequences? Yes and yes. What am I doing now? But most importantly, what did God do?   Is a Single Focused Conference Right For Your Church? Find Out More   September 2019 marked two years since my world fell apart. It wasn’t the typical tragedy you hear about in the world. I didn’t

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Another Closed Door

When my marriage of 14 years ended against my wishes, I drove to and from work, often not remembering how I got there. When I arrived home at the end of the day, I found myself staring at the television without registering what was on. I was a zombie. All I could think was, “What now? I’m alone.” That feeling eventually dissipated but not without the comfort of Christ. I grabbed onto the promise of

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