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  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Why I'm Not Focusing on Contentment Anymore

    by Michelle Sargent I was looking over my journal from the past year, and I noticed a reoccurring theme. In almost every entry, I mentioned my frustration with not being content. I was upset about my lack of contentment as an unmarried person. I was discontent with the number of singles my age at...
  • Blog Post: Getting Free From Your Old Identity

    One of my greatest regrets in life happened during my driver's education class in ninth grade. I was assigned to a car that I shared with an instructor and three classmates. One of my classmates was a quiet, attractive girl, and I had a crush on her. But she was out of my league, so instead of trying...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: How Jesus Saved My Long-Distance Relationship

    by Marcus Privitt I have been in a long-distance relationship for a year, and the whole process has been arduous, ambitious and awkward. The long-distance relationship is one that can abound in communication issues yet persist in a fragile flame of romance. Many may see these relationships, but few...
  • Blog Post: Does the Bible Give You Heartburn?

    Sunday's worship service included the children's choir serenading us while waving palm branches. That means Holy Week is here. So first, I need to tell you my favorite Palm Sunday story ever. Keep Your Hands, Feet and Objects to Yourself My boss's son, then 3, came bouncing out of Sunday...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Why Can't I Just Die?

    by Zachary Busekrus What's the point of trying to stay on the straight and narrow when I know that at some point I will sin again? Why is it so difficult to stay pure of mind, body and heart? If I call myself a Christian, if I believe that Jesus came, died and rose for me so that I might have...
  • Blog Post: Our Behind-the-Scenes God

    This weekend I celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim. Purim celebrates God saving the Jews through Esther, so it’s a joyous holiday that includes lots of eating and drinking. Haman, one of the king’s officials, had it out for the Jews because Mordecai, Esther’s uncle, wouldn’t...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Why I Adore Lent

    by Catherine Emanuel Most of my friends think I’m crazy, but I adore Lent. From the ashes on Ash Wednesday to the candles on Holy Saturday, the season captures me in a way nothing else does. I love the idea of being joined with the whole church in prayer and repentance, across the world and...
  • Blog Post: Answer to the Cry of an Abandoned Son

    Most of my childhood and teenage years, I grew up without a father. My dad left our family a handful of times, and even when he was home, he usually had a job as a truck driver, which meant he was on the road most of the time. Over the years, I felt my father's absence like a dull, rusted knife...
  • Blog Post: David Powlison on Struggling with Singleness

    Christian counselor David Powlison understands the various challenges singles face. The following short video is packed with so much wisdom, I initially watched it three times. Dr. Powlison offers a wise perspective on how we can face the various struggles we deal with as singles and beyond. My favorite...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: What Kind of Love Should I Look For?

    by Adrian Selmon In this day and age, love seems to be an antiquated notion. For a lot of singles and people in general, they don’t understand what kind of love they should be looking for. First Corinthians 13, the “love chapter” as it has been commonly known, gives us a breakdown...
  • Blog Post: 10 Scriptures to Pray for Your Significant Other

    Andrew’s recent post “ 14 Bible Passages Every Single Should Memorize ” got me thinking about something one of my mentors impressed upon me: the value of praying the Scriptures. So one thing I’ve tried to prioritize in relationships is to pray specific Scriptures for the person...
  • Blog Post: Proposed Resolution for 2014: Stop Lying

    Last July, my wife requested that we meet about our finances before the end of summer. I wasn't particularly inspired — I don't like to talk about finances because crunching numbers and talking investment were never my strong suit. But September was a couple of months away, so I said yes...
  • Blog Post: When Love Is Bad

    The rise and fall of King Solomon is one of Scripture's great tragedies. Solomon had it all, and for a while he used his gifts wisely and well. But he began the practice of "marriage alliance" (first cited in 1 Kings 3:1 ) — political marriages with many prominent women from other...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Empty

    by Cheryl Sinasac What do you do when your passion for the Lord has disappeared? What do you do when you feel empty, dry and numb and because of that, you feel like you have nothing to give? What do you do when guilt and fear of failure cloud the truth of God’s great love and grace? ...
  • Blog Post: 14 Bible Passages Every Single Should Memorize

    Here at Boundless we spend a lot of time offering biblical advice on how to live well as single young adults. We often turn to God’s Word as a source of wisdom and inspiration. I recently compiled this list of the verses I've found particularly comforting, instructive and challenging as a single...
  • Blog Post: Some Years Are Just Like That

    I’m not normally super conscious of New Year’s Day. It comes. It goes. I find that new seasons in life are more likely to be attached to events than dates. But I will never forget New Year’s Eve 2001. I don’t think I’ve ever been so glad to see a year end as I was that...
  • Blog Post: Four Things That Still Give Me Chills at Christmas

    Remember the wonder of Christmas when you were a kid? If we're honest, adult Christmases usually bring some pangs of sadness and loss when we realize that this fallen world has stolen the childlike freshness with which we approach the season. But joy and awe are still there if we're willing to...
  • Blog Post: More Riches From Acts 2 on Building Community

    After describing the frustration I used to feel over Christian community and how it wasn't happening for me, I got rolling on the real help I found in Acts 2 for growing community in my life. I couldn't stop. In addition to the five ideas I shared last time, here are five more: 6) Worship...
  • Blog Post: How Do I Build Community?

    I've noticed lately that it's cool in some pockets of Christianity to have a bad attitude about Proverbs 31 . The logic goes that the chapter sets an unreasonable standard for a woman's performance, godliness, housewife-liness, etc. It makes us feel inadequate in comparison, so it's OK...
  • Blog Post: John the Baptist on Identity

    When I was about 8 years old, a Sunday School teacher challenged the class to memorize John chapter 1 . I took him up on the challenge. As a result, this is one of the chapters of the Bible that's most cemented in my mind. There's just something about the things you memorize as a kid. They don't...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Our Fight Against Sin

    by Frank Martens The fight against sin is a brutal fight. Jesus was serious about killing sin ( Matthew 5:29-30 ). If you're like me, you have tried to "cut off" certain aspects of your life to obtain some victory over that sin (e.g., burn the DVDs, CDs, and get rid of the internet)...
  • Blog Post: Everything is Black and White

    During a discussion about difficult moral questions, a co-worker once caught me off-guard with the statement: "Everything is black and white." Wait a minute. I thought that one of the hallmarks of growing mature in faith was the ability to think critically and live well in the "gray...
  • Blog Post: Is Your Worth Up for Debate?

    Earlier this year, I developed a little obsession with Brené Brown. I read her book Daring Greatly and couldn't stop thinking about it. Though the book is actually about how vulnerability is vital to healthy relationships, Brown dives pretty deep into the research she has done on shame. In...
  • Blog Post: The Right Reason to Give

    There was no doubt about it: Our church was hurting for money. And so, during one voters' meeting, a member started urging people to think about everything Jesus had done for them — and everything this church had done for them. Didn't they owe Him, and it, so much more in return? Wasn't...
  • Blog Post: Do Social Justice Activities Detract From the Gospel?

    Activities that fall into the category of “social justice” (like fighting poverty, digging wells for clean water, and working in inner city communities) are becoming popular in many of our churches and Christian circles today. But do you assume that social justice and the Gospel go hand-in...