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  • Blog Post: Standing Up for Femininity

    Actress Kirsten Dunst recently caused a stir after she made some comments during an interview about femininity being undervalued. Her stance was that it’s not a bad choice for a woman to fill a more nurturing, family role than being career-driven. Dunst said she understands that women need to...
  • Blog Post: Fuel Your Relationship With Good Questions

    I remember going home to my parents' house for a visit during my 20s and being surprised when my mom gave me a copy of the book 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged by H. Norman Wright. I may have been interested in a guy at the time (I don’t honestly remember), but I definitely wasn’t...
  • 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: Should a Guy Pursue a Great Girl to Whom He Is Not Attracted?

    Dipping into the Boundless mailbag, I found this question at the end of a letter from a guy who is wondering how to move on after a tough breakup. (I've edited it a bit, in the interest of space.) "There is a girl I have worked with at my church. We have worked together for two years in the...
  • 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: The Greatest Christian Dating Book of a Generation?

    Yesterday, blogger Tim Challies began a new blog series on bestselling Christian books (defined by him as a book that has sold more than a million copies). To my great interest, he begins with I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris. As I’ve navigated the world of Christian single young adults...
  • 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: 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: 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: Closure After a Tough Breakup

    Recently, some Boundless readers have written in to tell us of the heartbreak they experienced after a breakup. I noticed that a few letters from guys had something in common: A need to understand why the breakup happened and to know how they can improve in future relationships. I can relate. I still...
  • 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: 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: Win His Heart: Episode 315

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: What's New in Dating? (Part 2 of 2) Are you looking forward to dating in 2014? This continuation of last week's discussion of the current dating landscape touches on technology in dating, male and female roles, and how to win a man's heart...
  • Blog Post: A Woman’s Take on Manliness: A Book Review

    Elisabeth Elliot is perhaps best known as the wife of Jim Elliot who was one of five missionaries martyred in Ecuador by a native people group called the Huaorani. Elisabeth captured this story, and the resulting conversions of many of the Huaorani people, in her book Through Gates of Splendor and in...
  • Blog Post: Is it Really Possible to 'Win His Heart'?

    January through March is always a fun time of year for me. It was during these months, five years ago that I got to know and began dating my husband, Kevin. In fact, last week I was reminded of the first time we co-led Bible study together, because it was the same day my niece was born. “That...
  • Blog Post: Dating in 2014: Episode 314

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: What's New in Dating? (Part 1 of 2) Dating is alive and well in 2014. It's not going anywhere anytime soon. But to navigate the changing dating landscape, it's important to know a few important things. For example, what are the opinions of...
  • 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: Your Turn: Being a Man is Worth Losing a Friend

    by Steve Bierfeldt Some years ago, I sat down with a longtime friend and told her I was romantically interested in her. I was physically attracted to her, liked her ambition, and valued her more than the other women my life. She never spoke to me again. I believe Scripture is clear on relationships...
  • Blog Post: Guys, Do You Help Women Feel Safe?

    “Sooooooo, how was it?” I asked my roommate when she got home from a blind date a co-worker had arranged. “I had a great time,” she explained, while giving me a quick run-down on her first impression of him and the highlights of their conversation over dinner and then coffee....
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Risky Behavior: Episode 311

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Daddy's Girls Are you a daddy’s girl? Or maybe you have “daddy envy,” that feeling of resentment that your dad wasn’t overly involved in your life, or he wasn’t demonstrative in his love, or he wasn’t there, period...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: What You Might Not Know About Oxytocin

    by Erin M. Pearson I want to speak frankly about something, something borne from my own pain and heartbreak. Often in Christian circles (not all, bear with me; Boundless discusses these hard issues more than some church groups) we are told, "Don’t have sex; discussion over." If...
  • Blog Post: Man-Sized Challenges: Episode 310

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Setting Stretch Goals Everyone knows that guys like to be challenged. But what kind of challenges are beneficial, and are there different challenges for different men? Our all-male panel, led by Boundless favorite Steve Watters, talks about how taking...
  • 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: What to Do if You're Horrible at Dating

    I recently wrote a post called " Three Easy Ways to Ruin a First Date ," which provided advice on how to make a first date want to run away from you and never call back. My suggestions were: 1) Propose (or at least talk about marriage enough to make yourself sound desperate); 2) Overshare...