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  • Blog Post: Given New Life

    One morning on my way to work last week, I took particular notice of my surroundings. The air had a touch of warmth, and the sun was shining in a clear blue sky. I'd woken up to the sound of birds chirping, and many of the flowers in our front yard were in full bloom. I love spring because life...
  • 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: Is Your Heart on Hold?

    As I read today’s article, “ Heart on Hold ,” I started nodding in agreement within the very first paragraph. As a single who has dated far longer than I thought I ever would, finding the courage to keep putting myself out there in the pursuit of marriage can be tedious and difficult...
  • 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: How to Choose and Use a Life Verse

    With so many good verses in the Bible, it can be hard to pick an overall favorite. But when we do, we tend to adopt certain ones as our life verse(s). They become the ones we live by and strive to follow. They encourage growth in our walk with God. My fiancé asked me a while ago who I hope...
  • Blog Post: Comparison Is the Thief of Joy

    My college alumni magazine came in the mail yesterday. I scanned through the last few pages, where they include updates and photos from each class. It’s fun to see pictures of my classmates, and it’s fascinating to see where we’ve all ended up in the nine years since we graduated. Some...
  • Blog Post: For Such a Time As This: Episode 322

    Listen to this week's show! Question to consider: Do you have non-Christian friends and/or family members, and if so, what conversations, if any, do you have about spiritual things? Roundtable: Fish out of Water We're living in a world that is becoming decidedly less Christian. For...
  • 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: Your Turn: Cleaning House

    by Allie Wertenberger If I share this with you, please promise not to write me off forever as a nerd. Recently, on a mission to tidy my room and discard things that clutter my life, I came across Mosby’s Medical Dictionary . It took up valuable real estate on my bookshelf, leaving me to relegate...
  • Blog Post: Leading a Lifestyle of Purity

    I came across this blog about purity not too long ago that immediately caught my interest. Its focus was on the difference between virginity and purity. Never before had I pondered the difference. I always thought they were one and the same. As I approach the final two months before my wedding, maintaining...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: When God Plays the Long Game

    by Hilary Wiebe I’ve never been particularly fast at anything in life. I prefer to take my time, stopping to observe and enjoy life rather than rushing to fit things in. I’m more of a distance runner than a sprinter. If I’m walking with friends, I’m always the one picking up...
  • Blog Post: Manhood Worth Modeling: Episode 321

    Listen to this week's show! Question to consider: What constitutes gentleman-like behavior? How can Christian men lead the way in caring for others in word and deed? Roundtable: To Be a Gentleman There are many ways to describe a man in today's culture, but what defines a gentleman?...
  • Blog Post: Five Signs You're Dating a Fixer-Upper

    Recently, I wrote a post on Boundless in which I compared dating to the process of purchasing a home, and I warned readers about the dangers of settling on a "fixer-upper," that is, "someone who look[s] perfect at first, but upon closer inspection, his or her life is falling apart."...
  • Blog Post: Pick a Country, Any Country

    As disappointed as Ron Swanson would be to hear it, I have made France my country. Making France my country mostly means I try to pray for the people there daily. I pray for the missionaries who are working in a country where evangelical Christians account for .8 percent or so of the population. I pray...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: Making Peace With My Singleness

    by Paul Perkins For much of my life, I struggled with loneliness. I wrestled with feelings of hopelessness and isolation. While my friends seemed to easily fall in love and get married, I always had a hard time making any relationship work. Deep down, I often feared I would be alone forever. That’s...
  • 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: Roots and Wings: Episode 319

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Should I Stay or Should I Go? The single life brings lots of freedom. Most of us can uproot our lives, move across the country, take a new job and find a new ministry on our own terms. But when is commitment just as valuable? When's it time to put...
  • 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: What's Eating You?: Episode 318

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Food Is My Enemy In a culture obsessed with fitness, thinness and beauty, the messages around "acceptable" standards of how we look are absorbed at an early age. For some, keeping up with these standards translates into unhealthy, unwise, and even...
  • Blog Post: Waiting for the Right Time

    Warren Barfield was the guest musician during the " Love Worth Fighting For " marriage event I attended a few weekends ago. He opened the event with a song that stuck with me the whole day because it spoke so well into my relationship with my fiancé. It was called "The Right...
  • Blog Post: Love Worth Fighting For, Part 2

    Read " Love Worth Fighting For, Part 1 " During the second session at the “Love Worth Fighting For” event, Kirk Cameron focused on strengthening the relationship between husbands and wives. He prefaced his message by saying it was to husbands but for their wives. The entire...
  • Blog Post: Early Marriage and Fatherhood an 'Alternative Lifestyle'?

    Like Ashley, I've been enjoying the Olympics . Yesterday a few headlines about one of the U.S.A.'s gold-medalists caught my eye: from Yahoo, “ The wildly uncool life of gold medal half pipe skier David Wise ” and from NBC, “ David Wise’s alternative lifestyle leads to...
  • Blog Post: Will the Real You Please Stand Up?: Episode 316

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Better Than Broken Does God want you to be a mess? With the way some Christians talk about brokenness, sin, "getting real" and all the other catchphrases for Christian authenticity, you'd think messiness is the litmus test for mature faith...
  • Blog Post: Love Worth Fighting For, Part 1

    My fiancé and I attended the “Love Worth Fighting For” marriage event last weekend sponsored by Feed Your Faith. For those of you who haven’t heard, it’s an event that features Kirk Cameron and musician Warren Barfield. Kirk gives advice on how to fireproof marriages...