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  1. Ngina Otiende
    April 15, 2014

    Thank you for sharing this Sheila and guest. It’s one of my passions :) I talk with singles a lot, and share about the journey to marriage, the importance of waiting well – heart, mind and body. It’s not a popular gospel unfortunately. Blessed to read this today.

    Ps yesterday i had a single mom guest posting on my site. you have a heart for single moms and so does she. Awesome reading from you today :)
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    • Sheila
      April 15, 2014

      That’s a lovely post, Ngina! Thanks for sharing it.

  2. Jeremy
    April 15, 2014

    All good tips…at the bottom of the list should be the suggestions of cooking lessons. I haven’t dated a lot of women, but I’ve been the chef among us most of the time. Being that I’m older and never married, I learned to cook just to be able to eat inexpensively. Then I discovered that I actually enjoy cooking.

    • Sheila
      April 15, 2014

      Great, practical point! I love cooking, too, but I sure didn’t know how when I was just 21. Now my hubby and I actually enjoy cooking together!

    • Shaylah Coogan
      April 15, 2014

      Thank you Jeremy!

      I never learned how to cook until I met my husband…now I LOVE it! For me it was never that I didn’t want to cook but as a single mom I couldn’t afford to mess up a meal. So I always stuck to the safest recipes. All boring and mostly box meals. My husband LOVES to joke that my spaghetti and meat sauce (from a jar!) is what made him fall in love with me!

      Best wishes to you!
      Shaylah
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  3. Tad
    April 15, 2014

    “Are you asking God to bring you a man or a better man but not truly believing (by your actions and self talk) that you are worthy of the best, most gentle, loving and caring man?”

    Wow. Those words resonated with every lie that I believed from the world that I was not good enough, pretty enough, faithful enough to be wanted by any godly man. It took me through a pretty dark time, and I nearly gave it all up for a relationship with someone who would have led me away from Christ. Finally, I realized it was all about trust – when I prayed for a godly husband, God WOULD bring one into my life, and I was supposed to accept that gift, not because I was worthy, but because I was incredibly blessed to have a Father who gives good things to His children. God brought such a man into my life, the answer to prayers I had never even voiced, and it has been an amazing journey of grace and gratitude.

    If you are still waiting, don’t give up – God delights in taking our broken lives and turning them into something beautiful.

    • Shaylah Coogan
      April 15, 2014

      Tad,
      I believed the enemies lies from childhood through adulthood…..leaving behind a life full of disasters and failures. When I turned my focus on God’s truths, things began to change in the most amazing ways. I always thought it would be difficult to find a good man let alone one who would accept and love my children. I was so wrong….took me 30 plus years to find him but he was well worth the wait.
      I pray that all single moms will turn their focus on God and His word to live their lives…it will make such a difference.
      Best wishes!

  4. Shaylah Coogan
    April 15, 2014

    Sheila,
    Thank you so much for posting my article…I was so excited today to see it on your site!

    Wishing you all the best and many blessings!
    Shaylah
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  5. Napoda
    August 10, 2014

    Thank you Sheila and Shaylah. This is a great post. I have been praying for my future husband day and night, trusting God on this. While I am still waiting, I have seen some changes in my life too: my character, my relationship with the Lord. God is preparing me to become a godly wife to my husband. Yes, I will patiently wait for the Lord.

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