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Praying for Our Men by Kris Swiatocho
I have been in full time ministry for the last 17 or more years. Prior to that I was a volunteer for another 10 years. And in all these years I have continued to see the break down of the identities of our men in our churches, our homes, our work places and our ministries. I often tell people that the way the enemy works is to start destroying the family by destroying the... Read More
Feasting on God’s word,” Plano singles minister battles brain cancer with gratitude & grace by Leslie Barker, The Dallas Morning News
When you’re 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown’s population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you’re not supposed to be battling a brain tumor. Read More
Resource of the Month: CareLeader.org
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Excerpt from Everyone Knows a Single Adult?
Q: What type of counseling do you offer or recommend for
We have a counseling center that is available to provide all types of counseling. All our counseling is from a Christian worldview and is considered biblical counseling.
—Pastor Woods Watson
Singles Cruise, Aug 6-14, 2016
He Said, She Said: Afraid to Commit: Am I Being Selfish by Kris Swiatocho, Cliff Young
QUESTION: I am 31, and I have been dating a guy (we are both Asian and born-again believers) in a long distance relationship for 2 years. We have only met in person 3 times, but we talk on the phone a lot. He is very interested in marry me, but his home situation makes me uncomfortable. He has 2 mentally disabled adult brothers at home, whom he really cares about. After his parents grow old, he will be responsible for living with and caring for his brothers. Read More
National Single Mom's Conference, July 15-16, 2016, Baton Rouge, LA
Last year I had the honor of speaking at this conference. Over 800 single mom's from many different states came. The worship and speakers were wonderful and Jennifer Maggio and her team did an excellent job of planning and producing an excellent conference. Be sure to check it out and attend.
UK Tour, 2016
I am blown away about the ministry here in the UK and what God is doing. If you would like to follow the tour, click here and ask to join.
The Big Chill Singles Event, May 21st, London, UK
Jesus, Single Like Me Event, Hendersonville, TN, June 10th (plus leadership breakfast, June 11th)
Single Pastors Conf, June 28-July 2nd, Colorado Springs, CO
National Single Mom's Conference: Arise, June 24-25, Oklahoma City, OK
This year I am honored to be one of the speakers for the Arise: Thrive and Survive Single Mom's Conference in Oklahoma City, OK. Please join us as we continue to see amazing ministry to single mom's. God is so good.
Book/Speaker of the Month: Pam Kanaly
Ministry of the Month: First Baptist Houston's, Single Parents, led by Holly Craine.
Complexity by Holly Crain, Single Parent Director, First Baptist, Houston, TX
It was supposed to be a relaxing day at home. Plans were to watch Fixer Upper reruns and to start my Kaleidoscope Wonders Color Art Book. I picked that up because it promised that I could "color my stress away"! Surely it was true! The book claimed that "...the intricate line drawings offer complexity to engage the adult brain, but also simplicity, in that there are no rules or even guidelines; you are completely free." Wow, how hard could it be to color a little page? Read More
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Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIV