Wedding/Marriage After 35 Inspiration-Real-Life Christian Women

Every year an average of 2.4 million weddings are performed in the U.S., according to leading wedding resources. As a woman of faith, I believe that your wedding, my sister, could be next! Matthew 19:26.

If you’ve read the stories below of these two Christians who married after 35, I encourage you to get uplifted by reading them again. 

If you haven’t read them, I encourage you to read them, gain inspiration from their journey. 

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Meet Candra Evans (pictured above with husband)  who married for the first time after 35 and gives advice to older single Christian sisters which includes expressing your desire to marry.

Meet Sheryl Taylor (pictured above with husband) who got a second chance at love and marriage. Remarried at 40 Sheryl says it's easy to make judgement about others if you've never been through that situation. 

Dating Advice For Christian Women Over 35 and 40

You can’t keep entertaining the wrong man expecting to receive the right one-- Stephan Labossiere, Life Coach and Relationship Expert. #GodlyDating #Wisdom

Marry Over 40 By Faith Bible Verse Reference: A good tree is not able to bear bad fruits, nor a bad tree to bear good fruits- Matthew 7:18. 

Prayer Forgotten?

Yet, they say, “My Lord deserted us: he has forgotten us.”
 Never! Can a mother forget her little child and not have love for her own son? Yet, even if that should be, I will not forget you.  
Isaiah 49: 14-15 (The Living Bible)                                                                           
I believe one of the reasons the Lord allowed me to be single until I was 40 is to relate to my older single sisters. I remember how it feels to wonder (if only for a spilt second) if the Lord has forgotten your prayer for a mate…a godly mate. I remember how it feels when everyone else seems to have found the “perfect” mate. I remember how it feels to take control of the situation since God hasn’t given you the man you want when you wanted him.  I remember how it feels to idealize marriage. Yes, God has given me a powerful memory. He even allowed me to write my thoughts and my actions in a journal so I wouldn’t forget! Today when I write that God hasn’t forgotten you, I know from personal experience that He hasn’t. Be encouraged!

Tips to Survive the "Couples" Holidays as a Single

Valentine's Day, Christmas, New Year Day holiday cheers can bring you to holiday tears. But the truth is at any celebration (or non-celebration gathering like funerals), graduation, birthday, etc. when you're with family, friends and church members can bring that "left out of their couple” conversations" feeling. Sometimes, as a Christian single woman, you may feel just plain annoyed with the questions about your marital status.  Here are a few tips to help you:

1-Prepare for the Enemy’s Romantic Love Lie Attack

Certain days such as Valentine’s Day and the Christmas season, the entertainment industry floods us with romantic love stories. It’s their money-making season!

The heroine walks out of her house or apartment and nearly trips over Mr. Right. He’s bending down to pick up his car keys to his Bugatti. By the end of the movie, she’s happily married to a man she’s known less than an hour- in real time- and all of their drama is solved within the movie’s time span.

Although you enjoyed the movie, you’re now feeling as if you are the only person on the planet without a mate! You don’t see how you can make it through another day (or at least this holiday season) being single.  If God really cared about you, why hasn’t He sent your Mr. Right?

Sister, even though the attack was subtle and disguised as harmless entertainment, you were still hit by one of the Enemy’s flaming darts-the Romantic Love Lie. The Romantic Love Lie wants you to think Infatuation and Lust are the same as Love.

2- Launch Your Faith Missile

You’ve walked by faith before and now it’s time to do it again (2 Corinthians 5:7). Recharge your spiritual engine by fueling up with what you know. You’re not just a nameless face in the mass population to God. You are His. He knew you before you were conceived (Jeremiah 1:5). He knows the challenges you have being single. He knows how you long to be married.  He hasn’t forgotten you or your desires. So stop listening to the sad love songs and replace it with upbeat positive music.

3- Prepare for the “When Are You Getting Married?” Question

Someone is going to ask you this question either this season or within the next 6 months! 

Here are a few suggested answers:

Well, you know God has a season for everything. And as soon as He lets me know, I’ll let you know (change subject or walk away).

I especially like Author Crystal Mary’s WHY suggestions:

Q.        When are you getting married?
A.        Why?
Q.        How come you’re not married?
A.        Why?
Q.        Why haven’t you ever married?
A.        Why should I?

Pray for wisdom in giving an answer that helps you feel comfortable and confident.

4-Embrace the Spirit of Gratitude-Volunteer

Your desire for a mate shouldn’t cause you to forget about your current blessings.  Nothing can help you embrace the spirit of gratitude quicker than volunteering. How about spreading cheer to residents in the nursing home or patients in the hospital?  There are numerous charities that could use your help. This season rather than waiting on God to bless you, use what He has given you to be a blessing!