Queensland woman Vicki Nunn seeks to address the concerns and issues faced by Christian singles navigating relationships, dating, love and the issue of being single, in her newly launched quarterly, electronic magazine SPAG – Single Person Approved by God.
The search for a life partner can sometimes be a long, arduous journey filled with uncertainties and endless questions, instead of a walk in the park with answered questions and perfect outcomes. As a Christian single who is about to celebrate three decades of living, I was attracted to the idea of a magazine tailored for people in the same stage of life as me.
SPAG's inaugural winter edition is filled with articles addressing commonly asked questions such as "Where Is My Soul Mate?" where Nunn debunks the myth of finding The One, and readers are also given tips on how to cultivate a positive mindset in "Happiness Habits: Keep a Happiness Journal". Pressing, relational topics such as problems making friends, to why some men would not date the women in their singles group or church are also explored.
Nunn writes from experience gained from serving in a Christian singles ministry, and she founded and led the Gladstone Area Singles Solo, in Queensland, for about 15 years.
SPAG was the result of a discussion between Nunn and Wesleyan Methodist church pastor Reverend Lionel Rose had at Camp Solo, held in Gold Coast earlier this year, where he shared with her the idea of developing a Christian singles magazine.
"This was an idea he had been wanting to develop for some time, but had been unable to do so. The moment Lionel began telling me about his concept, I felt God's touch, as if God was saying 'this is what I've been planning for you – this is what you've been on hold for'," Nunn says.
Nunn's articles are easy to read and understand, and she does not beat around the bush when it comes to dispensing advices. In her article "Why Do I Have Trouble Making Friends?", Nunn acknowledges while shyness, lack of social skills, and a lack of confidence, could be a barrier when it comes to meeting new people, it is ultimately up to the person to take responsibility for their own actions or inactions. "It doesn't mean you're stuck there forever, but it does mean you need to face up to a hard truth – you need to change," Nunn writes.
Nunn hopes SPAG Magazine will be a "source of inspiration and a way to challenge people," as well as a "wonderful resource for Christian singles from all walks of life".
When asked what is the one pressing issue Christian singles face, Nunn believes it is rejection. She says single people can sometimes feel isolated in church circles due to a range factors from married couples unsure how to treat their single counterparts, to Christian singles rejecting their fellow single mates because they did not fit a certain ideal.
SPAG Magazine offers Christian singles a fresh perspective on love and dating, and serves as an alternative to secular women's and men's interest magazines.
Nunn would like to hear from readers for feedback on the topics they would like to read about, and she also welcomes contributed articles for use in future issues. Visit www.spagmag.com for more information.