I wish there were lots of great resources available for the Christian single girl, but this Christian single girl has definitely struggled to find them. My favorite kind of resource is genuine and interesting, but sadly, these kinds of resources are few and far between—especially for the single Christian girl. But I have stumbled upon a few fantastic resources (including the blog post, book, and podcast episode below) that will hopefully be exactly what you need today.
1. Being Single Hurts Today, and That’s Okay by Samantha Nieves (on Lies Young Women Believe)
When I read this blog post by Samantha Nieves, I felt truly seen and heard. I felt like she was writing this post specifically for me. She addressed the disappointment, discouragement, and doubt I was experiencing (and still do sometimes, to be honest) with a rawness in her tone. I could tell that Samantha knew exactly how I felt, and that was very comforting.
2. Get Lost: Your Guide to Finding True Love by Dannah Gresh (on Amazon)
This book is less of a “Hey, I feel you” kind of book and more of a “I want to help you grow” kind of book. But I love the way that Dannah Gresh helps her readers grow. Ultimately, she points them to the love of Christ but discusses it in way more depth than most books for Christian young women. I wouldn’t say this book is really about singleness, but it’s perfect for Christian single girls, especially the ones who are tired of boy drama and are ready for a break.
3. Unrequited Love: Episode 732 with Lisa Anderson (on The Boundless Show)
I feel like “Unrequited Love” would honestly be a great title for the story of my life. I’ve liked way too many guys to count, and I can count on one hand the number of guys who have actually liked me back. (By the way, I don’t need any hands to count the number of guys who have actually liked me back and actually asked me out. Boom.) All that to say, when I saw the words “unrequited love” on The Boundless Show, I was intrigued. And I was genuinely encouraged after listening to Lisa Anderson and her roundtable discussion about this topic.
While no resource can “fix” or “cure” the pains of singleness, I do think that resources like these—produced out of love and concern for those who use them—really can encourage the Christian single girl.
Now may our God and Father Himself and Jesus our Lord direct our way to you; and may the Lord cause you to increase and abound in love for one another, and for all people, just as we also do for you; so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. Finally then, brethren, we request and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us instruction as to how you ought to walk and please God (just as you actually do walk), that you excel still more. (1 Thessalonians 3:11-4:1 NASB1995)