The Stages of A Praying Single Person…

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... 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 …

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... 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…

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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…

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... 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 …

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... 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…

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... 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...]

It’s Time To Take Down The Dating Profile, Because Clearly You Shouldn’t Be Dating…

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From my inbox, a reader's question. Published with permission ... Dear Crescat,I just started dating again after my divorce three years ago. My friends suggested I try Match.com. I signed up for it and met a really nice guy who seems decent. We exchanged a few emails and he asked for my number to call me. We exchanged flirty text messages for a couple of days and then he finally called. I was in class (I go to school at night) when he called so I couldn't answer.I called him back the … [Read more...]

23 signs you are a narcissist and men should probably avoid you at all costs…

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... Huffington Post never fails to amuse, what with it's limitless supply of young narcissists. Meet of one of the newest additions to their writing staff, Ms. Vanessa Elizabeth, marriage mocker and travel extraordinaire. Oh, goody.I've been noticing more and more people getting engaged and/or married under the age of 23.I get it.It's cold outside... you want to cuddle and talk about your feelings... life after graduation is a tough transition... so why not just cut to the chase and … [Read more...]

A Single Person’s Guide To Having a Fulfilling Love Life, and some other stuff too…

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... This past Sunday, I was a call in guest on talk radio's, The Mess with host Dan Sealana. It was fun. We talked about sex and love. And cats. And nuns?Listen hereI didn't know I was going to be asked, straight out of the gate, if I had any romantic song requests. I should have suggested Sir Mix-A-Lot's, I like Big Butts. I think that song is pretty damn romantic. It celebrates the natural form of the female body, which seems more sincere than a lot of the overly sentimental … [Read more...]


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