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D.I.Y. Haircut Maintenance

It’s a busy week at work and there’s no trip to the barbershop in sight. While you’ve been pulling late nights and early mornings, your beard and the …

How to Get Past Your Past

Often in life, our greatest enemy isn’t a person, external obstacle or impossible situation—it’s our internal struggle with our past.<p>For Andrea, that …

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before We Got Married

I used to think I had my stuff together. Then I got married.<p>Marriage is great—but it rocked everything I knew. I quickly realized my basic goal in …

Marriage

Finding a Faith of Our Own

“Not Your Parents’ Church”—that’s the tagline for the Sunday morning Christian gathering that meets a few downtown blocks from my home. I’ve been …

7 Ways to Make the Most of Your Engagement

“Will you marry me?”<p>It’s a question that’s been uttered many, many times before—and yet for me, right then, they seemed the most daring words on …

5 Ways Christians Can Become Better Citizens

There is just one universal language. No matter what country you call home or the level of education you achieve, body language is the dialect we all …

When God Doesn’t Answer Prayer

Our all-powerful, all-loving God encourages us to ask Him for what we want. But sometimes, after we’ve put it out there, He seems to turn and walk in …

5 Things I've Learned As a Single Person

As a 36-year-old woman without a ring on my finger, I’ve had my fair share of experiences in the single life—some good, some bad.<p>Part of my challenge …

5 Things Single People Wish Married People Knew

As I weathered Valentine’s Day this month (again) as a single woman, I’ve been thinking about some of the things I’d like to say to my married …

3 Things Your Parents Never Taught You About Adulthood

What do your parents have to do your adulthood? Well, a lot actually—but it’s more about what they didn’t tell you than what they did.<p>By the time I …

The 6 Habits of World-Changers

If a man or woman had an idea and brought it to life in a way that revolutionized an industry, we would consider them a tycoon. If that same …

Is Your Phone Killing Your Relationships?

“Hello?” My husband says to me, leaning into my view. He’s trying to get my attention but my head is buried in my smartphone.<p>“I just asked you a …

What Is God's Will for My Life?

It’s quite possibly the most commonly asked question in Christianity today: What is God’s will for my life? We have questions and face decisions all …

Stop Seeing Yourself as a Sinner

You know the song by Michael Jackson, the one called “Human Nature”? It’s from the album <i>Thriller</i>. You may have heard of it.<p>The chorus goes, “If they …

Virginity Is Not the Point

You wouldn’t expect to hear the word “virgin” and ABC’s <i>The Bachelor</i> in the same sentence. But it’s been happening often lately, thanks to the show’s …

I Was A Suicidal Christian

Most people assume that I started running to lose weight, and I tend to let most people think that. Because the real reason is a lot less glamorous, …

3 Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Had Kids

American author Robert Fulgham once said “Don’t worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.”<p>Those are ominous …

13 Things to Stop Saying In 2013

Well-known philosopher, role model and moralist, Kesha Rose Sebert (a.k.a. Ke$ha) in an interterview with Newsweek said, “I don’t really plan what …

It's OK to Call Yourself a Christian

It seems to be a growing trend—people who claim to love Jesus but don’t want to call themselves Christians. The latest to stake a claim for not …

5 Things Evangelicals Can Learn From Jesuits

I was in the fourth grade when I put on my first Catholic school uniform. I was able to ditch the polo and navy slacks in high school, yet I still …

5 Things Your Habits Say About You

Behavioral therapists and others who study human behavior will tell you there’s only one difference between those who succeed and those who don’t. …

What I Wish I Knew Before I Went to Church

I grew up Presbyterian, became a Baptist youth pastor, lived overseas on an evangelical mission, spent an interim as an assistant to a traveling …

Stop Taking Jeremiah 29:11 Out of Context

It’s written on graduation cards, quoted to encourage a person who can’t seem to find God’s well and doled out like a doctor explaining a …