The Single Life: One Truth about Being Single

If there is only one truth about being single that I wish everyone could grasp, it is this:

Your worth is not measured by your marital status.

We live in a couple’s world. From the time we are little until the time we die, we are flooded with the message that if you are not one half of a couple then you are worth less or incomplete.

When singles are portrayed in television shows, they are portrayed as adult “children” who are spoiled and expect mom to wait on them hand and foot or they are portrayed as the perpetual partier.

Very rarely are singles portrayed as responsible, dependable, and worthwhile. All of that is supposed come only after marriage.

Because of this message many people think that they have to put their dreams on hold and that they aren’t worth anything unless they are part of a relationship.

But get this: You are not your marital status.

That “status” is just a part of who you are, and it is a status that can change.

Jesus didn’t say that He came so that only the married people may have life and have it more abundantly.

He came so that everyone can have an abundant life.

He didn’t come just to save the married people. He came to save everyone.

It doesn’t matter what your marital status is. That is not where your worth is found.

So don’t live like it is. Pursue your dreams. Buy that house. Travel. Live your life. Love your life.



Now it’s your turn…



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10 Replies to “The Single Life: One Truth about Being Single”

  1. Hi Misty, I’m Renee and I’m visiting from Lyli’s link-up. Your message here is spot-on and so important. Thank you for offering these honest, heartfelt words to encourage others in their worth (not in a status but in the Savior). Keep pressing on – I know your words in this place are making a difference and reflecting Him!

    1. Thank you for your encouragement, Renee!

  2. I am so echoing this post. I love being single. I know I’m worth more than a ring on my finger.

  3. You hit the nail on the head, Misty. (As usual.) Our worth isn’t in our marital status… Or parent status, or job, or amount of friends on FB.

    Our worth is found in Jesus. Thank you for reminding ALL of us (single, married and everything in between) of this very important truth. Much love to you!

    1. You’re welcome, Sharita! and Thank you!

  4. So true – although I caught myself putting dreams on hold until I figured it out (as you have!) Even got my good china! And travelled and did what God called me to. Which is the same now, married. Doing what God calls me to (and I do buy more china, but that’s just me.) blessings and thanks for linking on Tasting Tuesdays.

    1. Sue, when I was younger, I did the “hope chest” thing. My family bought me antique stoneware for my “good” dishes and my paternal grandparents bought me my “good” flatware, but when I was living on my own, I made sure that it was out and that I was even using it from time to time. It has moved with me from place to place for the last 20 years.

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