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Be Glad You’re Single: Five Good Things about Being Single

on March 18, 2014

A friend ran up to me at church a few weeks ago and hugged me. “Be glad you’re single. Sometimes marriage is hard.”

At the time I thought, “Yeah, easy for you to say. You haven’t walked the single road as long as I have.”

Don’t get me wrong, I know that marriage is hard. And I know that singleness is hard. We each have our own issues to deal with in the season we are in at any given time. It got me thinking, though, about some of the good things about my extended season of singleness. Here’s a list of five things I found to appreciate tonight about this time in my life:

1)  I only have to buy food I like.

2) God has been able to use me in ways that wouldn’t have been possible were I married. For instance, my single status allowed me to move in with Mom and Dad after Dad’s surgery. Those four months turned out to be Mom’s last and I was there every day.

3) The toilet seat is always down at my house!

4) Doing my taxes is fairly simple.

5) I can decide to change careers and go back to school at a moment’s notice without worrying about how that will affect family time.

We can all get caught up in the hard times related to our current marital status. Looking for the good is a way to remember that God has a purpose in our lives, and the intermingling of good and bad is what makes that life full.

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One response to “Be Glad You’re Single: Five Good Things about Being Single

  1. Carole Brown says:

    Yep, hard in both situations. Love your list! 🙂

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