After a disappointing marriage, seven years of being single in my 20’s and 30’s, I understand the challenges singles face. Yes, there is freedom to have your own schedule, but there’s also the emptiness of going home after a long day with no one greeting you with a “How was your day?” When being married and sharing love and life with someone special feel like part of your calling, disappointing relationships have you wondering, “Is there something wrong with me? Should I just settle since there doesn’t seem to be quality guys out there?”
Then there are the expectations and misunderstandings from others. That because you’re single, you’re available for anything. That filling your live with meaningful activities, volunteering and relationships doesn’t mean you’ll find someone or fix your loneliness.
My years of being divorced and single strengthened me, grounded me in what I believe and stand for, and increased my compassion and understanding for others on similar paths. Even if you have a fulfilling job or call and meaningful healthy relationships, doesn’t mean it’s not a struggle to be a Christian single
That’s why, when I met Marie-Eve Dawood at an authors meet and greet at a Toronto restaurant, I was so thrilled to hear her story and her message.
In this Living Your #MadeforMore Dream interview, she shares with me: