Common Mistakes Singles Make, Expanded Edition

Cover Art

Where to Purchase


Dating and marriage. Financial planning. Career choices. Family relationships. Friendships with the opposite sex. Christian singles struggle with these issues every day. As a single woman herself, Mary Whelchel is familiar with the pitfalls that ensnare single people. She understands how frustrations, desires, and longings can lead to mistakes and offers practical, biblical solutions.



This book is written for any Christian single, writes Whelchel, however you have been ushered into that category. In some cases it touches on areas that are common to almost all of us, and in others it speaks to more specific areas for never-marrieds or divorced, or certain age groups.


Singles and leaders of singles' ministries will find this an affirmative guide. Revised and expanded, this edition contains new material on marriage and male/female issues and a new chapter on dating. Discussion questions for each chapter have also been added, making this an excellent resource for groups.


Revell published the first edition in 1989.



"Whether we be single or married, Christ can make the difference in our hearts, our attitudes, and our actions. In this book Mary Whelchel gives singles spiritually practical handles on life and also gives marrieds a Christian view of singleness. A must read for all women."--Jill Briscoe, author, speaker, and director of Telling the Truth media and ministries

"Mary has done it again. She has tackled a tough subject with honesty and practical insight while offering the reader a comfortable place to sort through some pretty sticky issues! Mary is real, biblical, compassionate, and encouraging! This is a must read for 'singles' and those who love them!"--Jan Silvious, author, broadcaster, conference speaker; Jan Silvious Ministries

The Author

  1. Mary S. Whelchel

    Mary S. Whelchel

    Mary Whelchel is the founder of The Christian Working Woman and the director of women's ministries for the Moody Church in Chicago. The Christian Working Woman radio programs are heard on over 500 radio stations each week. She is the author of...

    Continue reading about Mary S. Whelchel


"Whelchel's observations and opinions are helpful to single adults of all ages because, by identifying these mistakes, people can understand themselves and see their need for personal growth....This book will help the reader understand the hurts, needs, and issues of the single and single-again person. I recommend it for those involved in singles ministry and for single and married adults of all ages."--Enrichment (Summer 2000)