Hope for Singles Waiting to Find Love


Are you frustrated with being single? Have you been wondering where God is in the midst of your life and its seemingly missing “love story?” So was I. For almost 39 years of my life. I tried to pen what that love life should look like (with my purple pen, in my journals. Ten, twenty. Okay, maybe more like thirty journals worth?) But seriously what I penned was no where near my reality.

So I turned my pen over to another outlet. One in which I vent my frustrations, my questions, prayers, and cries out to God. I turned it into a book, Finally the Bride: Finding Hope While Waiting.  Now, it’s available in audio form.

One of my  most popular blogs has been:

16 Ways to Pray for Your Future Husband

So I know there are a lot of people out there waiting, searching, wondering what God is up to in this area of life. That blog is excerpted from a chapter of this book. The list is available in the link above.


I was very blessed to find such a delightful voiceover talent, to capture the heart of “me” and all my angst. Her name is Shawna M. Washabaugh. She can be just as snarky as me when moaning to God about “why is this taking so long?” She did a wonderful job, not only voicing the book but producing it as well.

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Shawna M. Washabaugh

(Narrator / Producer)

It’s a great alternative to the print book for those who would rather listen to audiobooks or for book clubs who want to go through the book together. You can listen to chapters during your meeting and then discuss them.

You can listen to a sample on any of the sites where it’s on sale at these following links:

Finally the Bride on Audible.com

Finally the Bride on Amazon (Under Format: Choose Audible Audio Edition):

Also available on Itunes. Search: Finally the Bride in Audiobooks or search by Cheryl McKay


I pray that my story encourages you in your waiting, and that you will know you are not alone in what you feel. I also recently started a Pinterest board, hoping to collect various quotes, articles and such that could be of encouragement to singles:

Hope for Singles on Pinterest

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If you prefer to read print or kindle versions, visit these links:

Finally the Bride: Finding Hope While Waiting (Paperback):


Finally the Bride: Finding Hope While Waiting (Kindle) :

8 thoughts on “Hope for Singles Waiting to Find Love

  1. Cheryl, last week, the Lord lead me to watch the movie “One Night With The King” which is based upon the book of Esther. It was a beautiful movie and the Lord gave me some revelations as I watched it. Continue to keep me in your prayers because I believe the Lord is preparing me for wonderful things He has in store for me. I love reading your posts because they inspire me to keep trusting Him because He does work things out according to His will and His time.

    • I’ve always loved the story of Esther. I also was encouraged by that story during my long years of preparation. Glad the Lord continues to encourage you, Robin. I always enjoy getting your updates, Cheryl

  2. Hello. Where else can I purchase the audio books? I do not have an audio.com account and do not want to create one. I can’t but it from iTunes because the audio book is only available in the iTunes US stores and my apple ID do not have access to the US Stores. 😦

    • Have you tried going through Amazon to get to audible? They often have a great price (on Finally the Bride) if you already have the kindle book. Not sure if they let you use the same login as Amazon though. Those are the only 2 sites I know of that sell the audio book.

  3. Hi Cheryl,
    I just found your book Finally the Bride: finding hope while waiting. I find it very comforting. Thank you so much for writing it. I am divorced and have a very strong desire in my heart to be married. God gave me a dream one night that made me believe He has marriage planned for me in my future. Not too long after this dream, I met this guy. I felt like he was the guy from my dream. We had everything in common right down to our love for God. He never proposed, but we discussed marriage. Red flags started popping up, and after a lot of prayer and guidance, I ended breaking up with him. That didn’t seem to phase him as not even 3 weeks after the break up he has found someone else. Living in a small town where I have to see him almost daily, I have an incredible hurt to see him with someone else after we discussed for so long about marriage. It’s like he didn’t care about me at all. I felt God was telling me to break up with him. But, that doesn’t help the loneliness and hurt. How do you get over someone who you cared about so much? And how do I know I made the right decision? I don’t want to mess anything up that God has planned for me.

    • Hi there, Thanks for writing. That sounds very difficult to walk through. But I have to say if he was that ready to move not that quickly, then you in no way made a mistake in letting him go. It always pays to obey what God tells you to do AND to listen to red flags. I feel like sometimes God may allow pain in the front end, but think of how much more it would have hurt later if you’d ignored the red flags. I do hope and pray that God will help you heal and at some point bring that right person to you.

  4. Hi. I am currently listening to ‘finally the bride’ and I have found so much comfort to know someone has been through the same trials. I laughed when you told the story of the meltdown caused by a pickle jar…..mine was caused by a toilet seat that I couldn’t fit.
    I am 42 and i have never had a relationship, i struggle with trying not to be bitter and its hard not to wonder what God’s purpose is.
    i am not so blessed to have prayer mentors or a confirmation of a promise from God on my future but I have some great christian women in my family who remained single all their lives and they have had a powerful ministry. I know I will never be alone.
    when I finish the book I’ll be looking on your site for how God introduced you to your ‘happy ever after’.

    • Thank you so much for your sweet note and reaching out to share your experience. I hope others are encouraged by your reaction to your present situation and praying God’s grace no matter what he has for you in the future. LOL about the Pickle Jar Moment. Yeah, those. 🙂
      Many blessings! – Cheryl

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