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  • Blog Post: Date Ideas on a Budget

    When Josh and I first started dating, we had some pretty amazing dates. Fancy dinners, weekend trips to visit family in the Bay Area and Southern California, lots of movies and coffee. Now that we’re trying to save as much as we can for our upcoming wedding and still have some savings left,...
  • Blog Post: Money-Saving Tips for Coming to Pursuit 2014

    I'm one of those people who will go out of her way to use a coupon, take a survey just to get the promised freebie, and compare prices on an item until her head hurts. So I was thinking the other day, If I wasn't on the Boundless staff, what would I do to come to Pursuit 2014 and get the most...
  • 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: 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: Five Ways to Get in the Gym and Stay There

    I vividly remember the day I decided I needed to get into the gym. I was a 23-year-old law student, and I had just come back from lunch at Taco Bell, where I had woofed down three soft tacos, a Nachos Supreme, and a bean burrito. I felt bloated, gross and out of shape — and well, I was. I...
  • Blog Post: Ready for the Real World: Take Action

    I used to have a bad case of analysis paralysis . The bigger the decision, the more I'd overthink it. And the more I thought about it, the less I could make up my mind and act. I think lots of new grads feel that way about leaving college and entering the real world. We wait for God to tell us...
  • Blog Post: Your Turn: The Tension of Transition

    by Janelle Cecil In my 26 years, I have moved 17 times, had nine jobs, about a dozen career plans, 22 different roommates, and unfortunately, really only one hairstyle (except for one big-hair perm in the '90s, but let’s forget about that one!) I am on my third job this year and my fourth...
  • Blog Post: Ready for the Real World: Get Rich, Uh ... Slowly?

    I've been writing about making the leap from college to your first professional job. About things that surprised me and others I know. Stuff like ... sometimes getting that first job is more about paying the bills than anything else. And if you find yourself in a position you don't really like...
  • Blog Post: Car Seats and Whiplash

    Car seats are the worst. I usually refrain from going into detail about my life as a mother here, because I know a lot of that may not be of interest to single readers. When I was single, I remember meeting with “mommy friends” and half-listening to tales of their daily struggles (involving...
  • Blog Post: A Fresh Start: Episode 309

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Working It All Out With each new year comes a firm resolve to get healthy. That resolve tends to fade by, oh, January 5 th . Not this year. Featuring folks who have battled the workout monster and won, we discuss fun, effective and attainable (finally...
  • Blog Post: Tips for Time Management

    As a young adult in my first full-time job, I'm finding the concept of time management extremely important yet also difficult to practice. I had a lot on my plate during college. My senior year, I took a full load of classes and worked two jobs while dating and maintaining friendships. I tend...
  • Blog Post: Christmas Wishes: Episode 307

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Dear Santa Christmas is a magical time, but there’s something about deadlines, shopping (ugh), family dysfunction and overplayed holiday tunes that can take away some of the luster. Sadly, our grown-up selves can no longer rely on Santa to fulfill...
  • Blog Post: Military Marriages: Episode 305

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Distance, Deployment and Disruption Marriages have a lot of challenges today, but throw in a commitment to military service, and the uncertainties and stresses increase exponentially. Are military marriages destined for failure, or are there strategies...
  • Blog Post: 12 Awesome Financial Resources

    My friends, I have compiled an excellent list of resources for you on all things Money. If you read and use every resource available to you here and act on what you've learned, you are guaranteed to become a millionaire eventually — or at least get out of debt and save a little money. Dave...
  • Blog Post: All Dressed Up: Episode 303

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Clothes Call It used to be so easy; you threw on some sweats and ran to class. But now you're all grown up, and looking professional and — well — grown up, takes a bit more effort. And money. And heaven help those who actually love clothes...
  • Blog Post: Learning to Give

    If there's one thing relationships have taught me lately, it's that I struggle with giving and mostly when it pertains to my time. One central and crucial part in loving others is learning to give of ourselves. That means we give our time, our energy and our resources when our sinful natures...
  • Blog Post: Money, Possessions, and Eternity: A Book Review

    Do you view your finances as capital you can invest in eternity? Have you prayerfully (and not just pragmatically) made a financial plan for your life? Do you view your finances as a gift God has given to you for good stewardship? Have you talked with God about the maximum standard of living...
  • Blog Post: Looking Back: Episode 297

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: What I Know Now For those who are older and still single, it's sometimes hard to look both objectively at the past and hopefully toward the future. This week's panel of 40-something singles has a lot to say to their peers and younger friends about...
  • Blog Post: Feeling Formed

    I've been hanging around the Boundless world almost since Boundless started. Seriously, at one point I was the proud owner of a print copy of "The Best of Boundless," done up to commemorate the site's first anniversary in 1999. And I picked that one up when it was hot off the press...
  • Blog Post: Spending Time Together

    When you're dating someone, the natural inclination is to spend as much time as possible with that person. After all, that's the point, isn't it? To spend enough time with someone in order to determine whether the relationship could move toward a healthy marriage? It's important to...
  • Blog Post: Pastor Props: Episode 295

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Join Your Pastor's Team Pastors get a lot of negativity from churchgoers. A lot. Add to this the pressures of balancing ministry, family, personal growth and the demands of a (usually) needy congregation, and it's no wonder pastors are burning out...
  • Blog Post: How Do You Define Success?

    I've notice a common question in a job interview is, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” Given the context, most potential employers probably want to know your professional goals and assume that you want to be successful at your job by advancing through the ranks. January 2014...
  • Blog Post: What Running and Tithing Have in Common

    Once upon a time I ran several miles a day. Then I moved to oxygen-deprived Colorado — in the winter. Before I knew it, the weeks of acclimating to the altitude and the weather turned into months, and all of my hard work spent building up endurance and resolve dwindled away. The habit of not running...
  • Blog Post: Give Like You Mean It: Episode 294

    Listen to this week's show! Roundtable: Growth in Giving You know it's right to give to kingdom work; in fact, you probably feel pretty good when you do. But there are a lot of fears around consistent giving, not to mention a few questions and debates. Hear our guests put their giving gripes...
  • 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...