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You can look at your single season one of two ways: Either you’re gonna feel down and out and mopey and confused as to why you’re single or, you’re gonna feel like this is the perfect opportunity to work on you and live out the best chapter of your life!
Regardless of how you’re feeling exactly, I was in the same boat.
My single season at first was pathetic and pitiful. I did all the things I should not have done and I was inching towards my rock bottom.
But after a while, I decided to stop focusing on the bad, and instead use my season for good.
I was going to learn more about myself than ever before. I was prepared to do things that I have always wanted to do, and my trust in God that this season was meant to teach me something was at an all-time high.
A LOT of my life lessons that I gained during my single season came from reading books. A LOT of books. I couldn’t get enough info on dating, relationships, love, faith, and how to discover the best version of me.
So, I narrowed my list down for you. I want to share with you the top seven books that got me to discover the very best me in my single season that prepared me for all of the future seasons to come.
These perfect books for my single season gave me the foundation I needed to make some seriously drastic moves in my life–
such as, get married, start my business, develop my faith in God, and surround myself with deep and meaningful friendships.
Check them out, and see what they can do for you!
Perks: It has an interactive journal portion in the book that allows you to make each chapter personal with your own experiences, prayer requests, and ah-ha moments.
Perks: This book shares inspiration among three very different, yet essential seasons in one’s life. NOTE: While the author and I share different views on faith, I was still able to use this story to draw near to Christ and note how important it was to do so for my life.
3. Why Not Me?
Perks: This book is super hilarious and motivating at the same time. You can easily read through this in one weekend… then set out to conquer the world on Monday!
to become intimate until marriage. Some folks got why waiting till marriage mattered while others thought it was downright crazy to not “taste the milk before buying the cow”. I had my reasons and it made total sense to me. Thanks to this book, all of those reasons are now broken down in such a way that anyone could understand the importance (and benefits) of waiting till marriage.
Perks: There are various ways that they apply the “waiting” principle throughout your life, such as in your finances, in business, in your health, friendships, etc. There are also nice little checklists of ideas that are offered to help you wait throughout your single and dating season! And checklists are always nice!
Perks: This book is speaking directly to you about using your God-given gifts and passions, and she does it like a story, so it’s easy to read through. It’s like you’re reading a really good story of her humble beginnings and then, boom! She drops on you the biggest nugget of inspiration ever! Definitely, a must-read if you’re ready to take a leap of faith and do something BIG during your single season.
Perks: This book has a lot of interactive portions that you can do, such as reflection questions, tips on what you can do in your current season, and bible verses to match everything you read!
7. The Single Woman’s Prayer Book: Prayers to Prepare Your Heart & Soul for Love, Romance, and Mr. Right
Perks: There is a HUGE resource page that you can explore with extra handouts, videos, and resources to enhance your praying experience. There’s also a journal component where you can add your own personal prayers and notes!