Day 2: Describe a Moment When Being Single Really Sucked

Describe a moment or a day when being single really sucked.

This is where it starts to get real, y’all! As you know, my message is all about loving and appreciating and celebrating your single life…BUT…doing it in a real, authentic, honest way. And if we’re going to keep it real with this blogging challenge, then I’ll be the first to admit that while 99% of the time, I love my single life…every once in awhile, » Read More

The Single Woman’s 30-Day Blogging Challenge: Day 1

How do you respond to “And why are you still single?”

This is by far my least favorite question as a single woman. It seems to always be asked in an accusatory or suspicious tone, like either there’s something tragically wrong with me that has made me still single or that I should somehow be ashamed of the fact that I am, in fact, still single. I’ve never really understood the question, honestly. I mean, how » Read More

Behind the Curtain: Daniel Goddard

You know him best as the dashing Cane Ashby, one half of one of daytime television’s most beloved couples, Cane & Lily – aka “Lane.” Who hasn’t loved watching Cane and Lily’s marriage grow and evolve and be tested and challenged and still always manage to always beat the odds on The Young & the Restless? And as devoted of a husband and father as his fictional counterpart is, fans everywhere will be delighted to » Read More

The Importance of Boundaries

‘No’ is a complete sentence. ~Anne Lamott
Evaluating the benefits and drawbacks of any relationship is your responsibility. You do not have to passively accept what is brought to you. You can choose. ~Deborah Day
Whatever you are willing to put up with is exactly what you will have. ~Anon
God has really been working on my heart lately in the area of boundaries.
To be perfectly honest and transparent, mine are a little jacked. Particularly in the area » Read More

Fifty Shades of Cray: Lessons Learned From Exes Whose Elevators Don’t Stop on All Floors

As you all know, the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy is still, all these years later, the hottest thing around. So hot, it’s about to become a movie. And even though I tried my best as a lover of books to read it a couple of years ago and get into it in order to not be left out of a cultural phenomenon, I honestly found it about as interesting as watching paint dry and » Read More

Boyband Vs. BoyLAND: Why Your Teenage Dream Might Mean More Than It Seems…

Many of you have asked me over the past year, “What is your affiliation with New Kids on the Block? Why do you tweet and write about them so much?” And the short answer to that is: I have no affiliation. Well, other than the fact that I have adored them for more than 20 years, I’ve interviewed Jordan for my column (which was one of the best interviews of my » Read More

Behind the Curtain: Jordan Knight Offers a Fascinating Peek Into the Male Mind

BY: Mandy Hale, “The Single Woman” Jordan Knight. He’s mysterious. He’s a bit of an enigma. We think we have him figured out one minute, and the next, we’re just trying to keep up. He sings passionate love songs…yet we rarely hear much about his personal life. He’s a firecracker on stage…yet sometimes shy and reserved face-to-face. He’s the object of desire for legions of women across the world…but » Read More

Three Days in New York: Part I (Excerpt from Never Been to Vegas)

“It’s funny the way things work out. You go in search of one thing and end up finding something else. If I didn’t know better, I’d think it was the Force at work.” ~Hans Solo
One Friday in late September 2011, my friend Whitney and I were laughing about how we wanted desperately to travel to New York the following weekend; both of us for varying reasons. She had friends who were going to be in » Read More

The Return of Mr. E (Excerpt from Never Been to Vegas)

In April of 2011, I finally at long last closed the door on my long-suffering relationship with “Mr. E,” (Mystery? Get it?) my on-again, off-again love of five years…and for the first time in at least that long, I felt FREE. I felt like I had TRULY moved on. I wasn’t thinking about him anymore…I wasn’t crying over him anymore…I felt like I had finally unchained myself from him and his memory for the first, and » Read More

Goodbye, Mr. Big (Part 1)

About a week ago, I closed the door to my past and the girl I used to be, boxed up the contents of my life, and marked the end of a very long chapter of my story once and for all. Today, as I sit in my new apartment, surrounded by the boxes of my new beginning, I am struck by how intertwined “The End” and “Once Upon a » Read More

Something wonderful is on the horizon
Life doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
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Something wonderful is on the horizon
Turn Toward the Sun CoverLife doesn’t always look the way we want it to look. In Mandy’s upcoming book, Turn Toward the Sun: Releasing What If and Embracing What Is, you’ll find encouragement to live in the moment, sit with your experiences, and trust God with the unknown.
Preorder from Baker Book House for 40% off and free shipping!*
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