Chances Are If He Is Not Asking You Out Right Away, He Never Planned To…

... There's tips galore on how to make the most out of your online dating experience; how to create the most eye-catching profile, how not to scammed, things you should do as a woman to keep yourself physically safe, etc etc.But what about keeping yourself emotionally safe?You'll often hear in regards to safety that taking your time before meeting a stranger from online is the best way to go. Some recommend exchanging several emails over a period of time to gauge if there's any … [Read more...]

I Do Not Deserve Happiness…

... I got asked that question again, that well meaning question divorced women typically get from close friends and family (and nosy strangers too) concerned for her well being...Don't you want to get remarried?Depending on my mood my answer ranges from of course I do to hell no or, more often than not, mind you're own damn business.What I find interesting is that almost always their reply to my response is to try so-and-so online dating site. Because you can buy anything off the … [Read more...]

How to Tell You’re Dating a Loser…

... There doesn't seem to be an official Catholic version of a shadchanit, so let me play the un-official version on the internet.Crescat, at your service.Today I had an interesting conversation with a young lady that just confirmed I was right in my belief that all single woman should be using a personal match-maker or a least a sane, unbiased third party (be it family or close friend) to help them make sound relationship decisions.A young woman came to me looking for a house to … [Read more...]

The Stages of A Praying Single Person…

... Single people are bombarded with advice on how to fix their situation constantly. This advice is always given in stages. When one fails we're encouraged to move on to the next. Below are the stages of prayer advice, in order, that we most often hear.1) Novenas.Someone always has a story to tell you about the time they prayed this novena or that and implored the intercession of a saint and then BAM, they meet their future spouse the very next day. Like Bigfoot sightings, I … [Read more...]

Oh, you’re still single. Let me fix that …

... Thanksgiving is next week. You know what that means.Single ladies, brace yourselves. Annoyingly intrusive questions about your personal life are coming to a Thanksgiving dinner table near you.You can grimly smile and nod through another holiday get together or you can proactively shut them up once and for all.Introducing... Rent an ex-felon boyfriend.It's Thanksgiving. Want to skip that long, insulting conversation about how you're still single? About how your … [Read more...]

Overlooked and Dismissed During the Synod, How Single Parents Continue to be Regarded in the Church…

Well, the Extraordinary Synod for the Family, has ended, and not surprisingly single parents have gotten the same sort of polite inattention from the Catholic bishops that we are used to getting in the pews. Special attention should be given to the accompaniment of single-parent families, in a particular way to help women who have to carry alone the responsibility of the home and raising children. That vague-sounding one line was all the consideration single parents saw in the final … [Read more...]

Mine. It’s All Mine. My Bed. Mine…

... This morning I woke up phenomenally grateful for my bed and the fact that I don't have to share it with anyone.You see, I'm a bit selfish when it comes to my bed and my sleep, being the light sleeper that I am. Having once been married to a snorer, I used to lay awake at night listening the thunderous honking coming from my ex-husband's side of the bed, resentfully seething at his ability to sleep through his own noise.I was thoroughly convinced that sharing a bed with your spouse … [Read more...]

Hijacking Father’s Day …

... Every Father's Days it's the same. An annual invitation to bash fatherhood.Can you imagine if Mother's Day got hijacked to such a degree.It doesn't build up motherhood or empower woman to tear down fathers, whether you think they deserve it or not.Single moms, this Father's Day lets try a different approach.1- Don't be bitter.Even if you feel your bitterness is justified and caused by circumstances that may have been out of your control you have to stop and … [Read more...]

Typical Misconceptions Single People Have About Married Life…

... I am often amused by the question “how do you do it alone?”The answer is, I don’t.I have my faith, family, and friends that help me get through the more difficult and overwhelming times. Same as anybody else. It’s funny how people assume just because you aren’t married you are alone.On the flip side of that coin is the inaccurate assumption made by single people that married individuals are immune to loneliness. The truth no one is completely immune from bouts of loneliness in … [Read more...]


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