Here are some websites and books with ideas for an exciting and productive single Christian life along with Christian forums, communities for fellowship and shared ideas. I hope that individuals, as well as leaders of singles ministries, will find them helpful.
If you are a single parent, please also visit For Single Parents. As usual, please email me your ideas and favorite sites!
Boundless.org from Focus on the Family. From college to career to relationships, we at Boundless want to cast a vibrant vision for the single years, helping you navigate this season while preparing for the challenges and responsibilities of the one to come. That requires living intentionally with purpose by bringing your gifts, talents and Christian worldview to bear on your whole life. Through Boundless Webzine, The Boundless Line blog, and The Boundless Show podcast, we're here to help you enjoy the journey.
CBN. Some terrific articles. Find answers!
ChristiansMingle.com. "We're more than just a site for Christian dating, we're a Christian personals community where you can find singles that share your values and love for God in Christ. We are always working to help you build a strong relationship with other Christian singles."
ChristianSinglesToday.com. From ChristianityToday.com. Terrific articles, community and a free newsletter.
Consumer Affairs: Compare reviews for online dating sites and services.
Living Free. Living Free offers The Single Christian small group study. Whether you have never been married, are divorced or are widowed, this study is for you. The Single Christian examines many of the different facets of singleness, from rejection; bitterness and unforgiveness; loneliness; to dating; single parenting and the positives of being single.
Purposeful Singleness. Inspiration, encouragement, and support for Christian singles who desire to live purposeful lives for Jesus Christ.
Through our service, thousands of single Christians have expanded their social circle and found wonderful new Christian friends, romance and yes, marrige! The next successful relationship could be yours!
SinglesOfFaith. Our vision: the largest community of single servants in history. Sure. Let's eliminate datelessness in evangelical America. But let's also
- Grow in our walk with Him and in successful life and relationship skills.
- Be His people, regardless of the societies around us (Christian & others.)
- Become an army of servants (just like He'd be if He were here physically again.)
|The Five Love Languages, Singles Edition
By Gary Chapman / Northfield
Whether you're widowed, divorced, separated, or never married, your deepest emotional need is to feel loved---and your greatest successes will be obtained by loving others. Chapman shows you how to do both effectively in situations unique to single adults---dating; roommates, classmates, and co-workers; family connections; and single parenting. Includes new discussion questions.
|Now and Not Yet: Making Sense of Single Life in the Twenty-First Century
By Jennifer Marshall / Multnomah
Has reality detoured from the plan? Is Destination Marriage nowhere on the horizon? In this time of unexpected prolonged singleness, claim God's purpose and live victoriously between now and not yet.
|Before You Live Together
By David Gudgel / Gospel Light
Will living together bring you closer or drive you apart? This book does not lecture but presents biblical values in a compelling and loving way. Read it for yourself and read it with the one you love to help you both decide what is best for you. It's also an excellent tool for pastors, counselors, and anyone who is in a position to give advice to inquiring young people on the topic of sex before marriage.
|They Were Single Too: 8 Biblical Role Models
By David M. Hoffeditz / Kregel Publications
The Bible holds many examples of adult singles-including Paul, John the Baptist, and Anna-who lived godly, biblical lives. Through their examples, author David Hoffeditz leads the way to spiritual freedom in the midst of living single today.In this thorough examination of singleness in Scripture, singles will discover, as the author did, spiritual freedom in the midst of living single.
|Tony Evans Speaks Out on Being Single and Satisfied
By Tony Evans / Moody Publishers
Straightforward biblical advice on challenging life issues Tony Evans is known for his straight talk on tough issues. Whether discussing the basics of Christian theology or talking about the everyday challenges of walking as a Christian, Tony Evans grabs readers' attention. Now he offers four new installments in his Tony Evans Speaks Out On series. Dr. Evans tackles the difficult subject of singleness with sensitivity, encouraging singles to find their fulfillment in Christ Jesus.
|Savvy Senior Singles
By Samantha Landy / Destiny Image
Who likes being called a Senior Citizen? Not many. Even though the reaility of age may demand the description, there is a more accurate way to speak of many older people who find themselves alone. Author Samantha Landy prefers the phrase Savvy Senior Singles for those who are mature but still very much young at heart - and living without a partner. Her practical insights give you the nudge needed to live a successfully fulfilling second-half of life.
|Reaching Single Adults
By Dennis Franck / BakerBooks
Reaching Single Adults is designed to equip church leadership to develop a comprehensive singles outreach. This book will help you to articulate both a biblical and practical philosophy of ministry. You will also gain an overall understanding of the diversity among the single adult population, as well as the different models of ministry. You will also learn how to identify, recruit, and train leaders. Also included are lists of programs, events, and activities that are necessary for singles ministry to be successful.
Dennis Franck is the director of Single Adult and Young Adult Ministries for the Assemblies of God. He graduated from Dakota Wesleyan University with a Bachelor degree in Music and Psychology, and the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary with Master degree in Christian Ministries.
|Press Play: Taking the Single Life off Hold
By Patricia Ann Gordon / Multnomah
Looking for joy at the end of the aisle? Quit waiting, start living! Heartrending and humorous stories provide singles with hope, guidance, and practical insights for embracing fulfillment now. This book will refresh your spirit and radically change your perspective as you discover the keys to finding a family, a purpose for living, new beginnings, and the Lover of your soul. Press Play now!
|Single Servings: 90 Devotions to Feed Your Soul
By Lee Warren / Baker
Many Christian singles struggle with loneliness, physical desires, and expectations. The world has answers to all of these needs, but so does the Bible. In Single Servings, author Lee Warren, himself an unmarried thirty-something, offers ninety devotionals for single Christians who find themselves pressured by one or more of these challenges. He takes an honest look at the struggle as well as the benefits of the single life, never attempting to minimize the realities of being single but always pushing the reader to find ultimate satisfaction in Christ and the church. Each devotional is followed by insightful questions that encourage both practical and spiritual reflection, making this is a must read for any single who desires greater fulfillment and longs for wholeness.