There are so many distractions that we face on an everyday basis. We are bombarded with images, songs, sounds, smells, beliefs, etc. at all times of the day. There is little reprieve. One of the most consistent topics that friends, relatives, long lost acquaintances, and even a stranger or two, will inevitably broach given the room to, is what a lot of single people dread- relationships. This topic does not, of course, include your platonic relationships, but those nonexistent romantic ones.
Well, do not fear! Single life isn't something to be frightened of. In fact, single life is the time where you begin to know who you are and Whose you are. It's a time where you shouldn't be stressed about 'who's dating who,' it should be a time for you to reflect about your relationship with God. In fact, during your 'single time' it would be good to talk to God, to seek Him and converse with him about that future spouse of yours. It's a time to pray for that future spouse, even if you haven't met them yet. It's in those times of solitude and the single life, when the noise from the outside world is quieted, and we have time to ponder and meditate, that God uses to refine us and shape even more; so that when the time comes for us to meet our future spouse, the one that has been set aside by God for us, we will be ready.
So here's the challenge- I dare you to think about your future spouse, to envision them, and write to them. You may not even know them at this point in your life, but they're out there. Feel free to write on an array of topics like purity, hardships, intimacy, the things you enjoy, your family, or even your future. I dare you to wholeheartedly think and pray for your future spouse, for your future together, forgetting about yourself.
This journal, this massive love letter that you write to your future spouse, is something that will remind them of your love. It's something that they will be able to read through those tough times and remember how much you care for them. Let them know that you've been praying for them.