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    Dear Joy… is it really sin???

    What makes something a sin, exactly? I mean…I see a lot of people in church who are able to hold positions in leadership and I know for sure that they are “shacking” as my pastor calls it. Is that a sin or not? I can’t actually find a scripture that talks about it. Plus, you don’t have to live with someone to have sex outside of marriage. The bible definitely talks about that and I can even name preachers who have sex outside of marriage. Is there even a point to following rules and commandments when I see soooooo many people who do whatever they want and God still seems…

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    Dear Joy…

    What once was a title to be had in shame is now raised on a banner in hero status and that title is being a single mother. Yasira Sonnier knows all too well the tale of being a single mom. Her first marriage resulted in divorce and she found herself being a single mother of two young boys. She found herself being a college graduate without work experience because she was a stay at home wife and mother. At the age of 28 her first job paid seven dollars per hour. To make budget for bills and other finances Yasira found a second job that paid eleven dollars per hour.…

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    Dear Joy… Hope for the Hopeless

    Dear Joy, I am a, 20 something, single woman and sometimes I think maybe marriage is not worth it. I have never been married and it’s hard to meet someone on the same wave length as me. I mean, if he has it together financially and educationally, he doesn’t spiritually. Or vice versa. Then, there are the guys who don’t want to even think about marriage, because they’re keeping their options open. I mean, I have friends that are married and some that are divorced already. Their marriages don’t seem all that great. They are constantly into it over stupid things, posting petty statuses on social media about each other.…