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  • Blog Post: New Documentary 'Irreplaceable' Reclaims Conversation About the Family

    If I ever joined Netflix, it's possible I would become a documentary junkie overnight. I enjoy learning about an interesting topic in just a couple hours — whether it's the fast food industry , the danger of killer whales or Taylor Swift's rise to fame . Maybe someday I'll see Word...
  • Blog Post: Joy Eggerichs Bringing Tigers to Pursuit 2014

    Hi Friendlings! Joy Eggerichs here, wondering if you want to hang out this summer. Do you like to do fun things? Do you like meeting new people? That’s great — so do I. Are you also like me in that sometimes you feel like a nightmare at relationships? Well, guess what?! Boundless...
  • Blog Post: Matchmaking 101

    I have found that an interesting phenomenon has happened in my dating journey: Everyone and their mother has tried to set me up (and, interestingly enough, so has my mother!). In my early 20s I decided that I was open to being set-up, mostly because it was another way to expand my social circle and meet...
  • Blog Post: Engagement Stories: Nicole & Chris

    When I was younger, I had this feeling that I would find the man that I would marry in college. I was not boy crazy; I really loved God. Yet this feeling never changed. However, throughout college I kept getting discouraged. Boundless was amazing and encouraging in some lonely times. I kept looking...
  • Blog Post: Boys, Please Don't Leave My Daughter Waiting

    My 4-year-old daughter has a crush on the next door neighbor's young son, Carson, who's 6. The other day, she was playing in the front yard with him when I looked out the window and noticed that she was standing at the edge of the yard by herself. I didn't think anything of it. About 10...
  • Blog Post: Red and Yellow, Black and White: Episode 320

    Listen to this week's show and share your comments! Questions to consider: Where do you see the impact of race and diversity most in your own life? What encourages or frustrates you on this front? Roundtable: Minority Report The transition to adulthood is tricky for anyone these days. But for...
  • 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: Practical Ways to Trade Your Fairy Tale

    As part of my research for today’s article, “ Trading in Your Fairy Tale ,” I interviewed married couples and singles. The perspectives of those two groups came back very different. For those already married, hindsight seemed to be 20/20, and they could see how their spouse may have...
  • Blog Post: She Doubted Her Decision, But Still Said Yes

    I can remember standing in the bride room with my almost-Mrs friend, when she had a moment of panic. Was she making a mistake? Could she really do this? It wasn’t that she doubted her fiancé or questioned whether marrying him was the right decision. But it was more of a freak-out moment...
  • Blog Post: In Sickness and in Health

    I will never get the image out of my mind. Sitting in that hospital room looking down at my infant son attached to monitors and an IV. Not even two years into marriage, my husband and I were facing the hardest thing either of us had ever gone through — watching our son experience seizures that...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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: Your Turn: Did My Single 20s Have Purpose?

    by Kristen Sheppard “If only I had married earlier and had kids earlier, then I would be more mature,” I said as I cried into my husband's arms. The irony of the situation only made me feel more discouraged. I’d waited until I was 30 to marry, longer than I expected. When...
  • Blog Post: Battling Expectations for Marriage

    When you think of marriage, what are your expectations? Do you expect your husband to handle all the finances? Do you expect your wife to do the majority of or all the cooking? How much time do you expect to spend out with friends each week? Will you and your spouse pray and study Scripture together...
  • Blog Post: Godly Single Ladies: You Can Do Better Than This

    My wife and I have a single, female friend in her mid-30s who recently sent me a text with a link. It said, "Joshua, I want your thoughts. I found this article true but extremely discouraging." I clicked on the link and discovered an article by Pastor Mark Driscoll called " Six Options...
  • Blog Post: Do Doctrinal Differences in Marriage Matter?

    There's a lot that can be said about Christians marrying non-Christians. There's a lot that has been said, including on Boundless. (See, e.g., "Same-Lord Relationships" — or just enter a phrase like "unequally yoked" or "missionary dating" in the search engine...
  • Blog Post: Engagement Stories: Nicole & Carl

    After hearing a lot about ChristianCafe.com on the Boundless podcast, I spent a few months trying the online dating scene. After many awkward, hilarious and embarrassing dates, I was about to close my profile as I got ready to move from the east coast to the west coast. That was when I received a message...
  • Blog Post: An Unexpected Love Story: Episode 313

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Love Can Move Mountains Nathan wanted to get married, but the thought of a seemingly endless string of set-ups and dating dead ends had him discouraged. Then, when his buddy died in a climbing accident, Nathan was left to grieve. Slowly, God began to...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: A Single Girl's Guide to Surviving Valentine’s Day

    by Naomi Spencer Within every woman is the desire to be loved, cherished and pursued — not for what she does but for who she is. For single women, Valentine’s Day serves as a bleak and stinging reminder that she is neither loved nor pursued by a romantic partner. I remember one Valentine’s...
  • Blog Post: Eight Christians Who Married After 30

    When I was single, and each birthday edged me closer to the big 3-0, I found myself looking for hope (and tangible evidence) that a later-than-anticipated marriage would be OK. In “ Single While Active ,” I even talked about some of my “marriage mentors”: "When I look...
  • Blog Post: Gary Thomas’ 'Sacred Marriage': Not the Last Word on Marriage

    When I attended the Focus Leadership Institute , our class studied Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas. If you’ve shopped for Christian books on marriage then you’ve probably run into Sacred Marriage. It’s everywhere — and for good reason. Gary Thomas wrote a timely book that has spoken...
  • Blog Post: Stop Worshiping Your Virginity

    When I was 16 years old, a middle-aged guy from my church gave me advice on choosing a woman to marry. According to that man, the most important consideration was the following: "Whatever you do, Josh, make sure you marry a virgin." I had heard this advice from many others in the church...