Singlehood

Movies & TV

The Tinder Swindler, and our longing to be loved

I suck at relationships. My last experience in a serious relationship left me fearful of commitment and wary of the opposite gender. I spent my years in text-everyday non-relationships… until I...

Singlehood

Single at 35: A letter to myself as I turn another year older on Valentine’s Day

Dear Connie, Happy birthday! And yes – you’ve reached your 35th birthday! Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! I know, I know… not again. You’ve often heard people from all walks of...

Relationships

3 lies I believed about love

As a teenager, I was obsessed with entertainment media. Television series, movies, songs – I would consume them all endlessly.  And as love is one of the most common and popular themes in these...

Relationships

5 clever comebacks to the most popular questions you’ll get at CNY

For some 29 years now – of which I was responsive for about 20 (there are gaps) – I have been going to Chinese New Year gatherings. That alone makes me highly qualified to write an article on how...

Singlehood

How God met me where I was — single and feeling left behind

I have been longing for a partner for as long as I can remember, to have a family where we all worship God together. However, my plans of getting married young did not happen. Instead, my 20s were...

Marriage

Why do I want a significant other?

I was four years old when I told my mum that I’d like to get married when I’m older. “Because,” I told my mum excitedly, “I’d like to wear a white dress — just like Cinderella!” I’m...

Missions

Yes, you can serve in missions through singlehood and marriage

In evangelical faith missions, it appears that 80 per cent of all single missionaries are women. Singleness is a hurdle that causes many young people to think twice about joining missions. So why...

Singlehood

Singles share: What does it mean to struggle and yet be satisfied and secure?

Why do people seem to value married couples over singles? Is being single really a calling? We speak to 4 Christian singles to hear what they had to say: Isaac Ong, 33, Church Youth Worker,...

Relationships

Single or not, both are good

Not placing my worth in my relationship status is a constant struggle in my life. Growing up on a (sometimes rather unhealthy) diet of Disney movies, dramas and romance novels made me a hopeless...