Party of One : Living Single with Faith, Purpose, and Passion

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  • Copyright: 2011-08-01
  • Publisher: St Anthony Messenger Pr
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Being single in todays world can be downright painful, lonely, and frustrating at times. You get stuck at the kids table at family gatherings. Everyone you know wants to fix you up with potential mates. You feel out of place in your faith community among the marrieds and the marrieds-with-children. You often are not taken seriously. In this candid, hopeful, and optimistic look at how to be single, Knobbe draws on the insights and experiences of her friends, colleagues, and other singles. Employing the insights of Scripture, spiritual sages, and ordinary people, Knobbe shows us that the single life can be a time of abundance and joy if we welcome it. She addresses the fears singles face, the assumptions people make, and the questions singles ask themselves. She includes practical and spiritual advice for finding happiness and contentment during the single years.

Author Biography

Beth m. Knobbe lives an intentional single life. She earned a master of divinity degree from Catholic Theological Union in Chicago and, serves as a campus minister at the Sheil Catholic Center at Northwestern University. She is a regular speaker on young adult spirituality and the author of Finding My Voice: A Young Woman's Perspective.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. xi
Living Single With Faithp. 1
Living Single With Purposep. 3
Life Begins At Marriage
Essay: Gratitude for the Intentional Journey
Spiritual Principle: Purpose
Living Single With Humilityp. 10
Marriage Equals Wholeness
Essay: Moving Forward
Spiritual Principle: Humility
Living Single With Wisdomp. 17
You're Not an Adult Until You Are Married
Essay: The Christmas Invitation
Spiritual Principle: Wisdom
Living Single With Gratitudep. 23
Singles Want to be Set Up
Essay: Why Can't You Find a Nice Catholic Boy?
Spiritual Principle: Gratitude
Living Single With Forgivenessp. 30
Single People Have ˘Issues÷
Essay: Learning to Love the Single Me-Mike Hayes
Spiritual Principle: Forgiveness
Living Single With Discernmentp. 38
All Singles Should Consider Religious Life
Essay: Open to the Vocation Question
Essay: Choosing Priesthood: What If…
Spiritual Principle: Discernment
Try This…
Living Single With Purposep. 49
Living Single With Solitudep. 51
Being Single Means Being Alone
Essay: Only Where the Heart Can Go
Spiritual Principle: Solitude
Living Single With Stewardshipp. 59
Being Single is a Selfish Way to Live
Essay: Seek first the Kingdom
Spiritual Principle: Stewardship
Living Single With Simplicityp. 66
Singles Tend to Define Themselves by Their Work
Essay: Finding the Balance
Spiritual Principle: Simplicity
Living Single With Friendshipp. 74
Men and Women Can't Be Just Friends
Essay: Just Friends
Spiritual Principle: Friendship
Living Single With Communityp. 82
The Church Cares Only About Couples and Families
Essay: One in Faith
Spiritual Principle: Community
Try This…
Living Single With Passionp. 93
Living Single With Freedomp. 95
Singles Live a Carefree Life
Essay: Mind the Gap: Embracing the Pseudo-Single Life
Spiritual Principle: Freedom
Living Single With Lovep. 102
The More Singles Date, the More They Increase Their Chances
Essay: Stirred to Love
Spiritual Principle: Love
Living Single With Intimacyp. 111
Sex-Everyone is Doing It
Essay: A Touching Story
Spiritual Principle: Intimacy
Living Single and Generativityp. 119
If I Don't Get Married Soon, I Will Never Have Children
Essay: A Runner's Love
Spiritual Principle: Generativity
Living Single With Hopep. 127
If We Break Up, There Will Never Be Another
Essay: Fasting Forward
Spiritual Principle: Hope
Try This…
Notesp. 137
Bibliographyp. 139
About the Contributorsp. 141
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