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  • I Love You Whoever You Would've Been

    The title was taken from the lyrics of "Happy Birthday" , a song from Oakland based Hip Hop group Flipsyde. It's a haunting look into the lead vocalist's (The Piper) struggles as a post-abortive father. He wonders if it would have been...
  • Giving Up the Latte

    Speaking of coffee, I remember the day a college classmate said, "I figured out last night that I spend more money on Starbucks than rent." Of course, he was pitching in with three other guys on a small apartment, but with $200 going toward...
  • The Pain of Abuse

    The other day, in a conversation on the TrueU Coffee Shop forum , someone accused Focus on the Family of not having any articles related to domestic violence or the abuse of women. I had to investigate, since if we didn't have any resources addressing...
  • Are "Family-Friendly" Churches on the Way Out?

    Oh well, so much for God's plan for families. An influential pastor from the Seattle area sees the trends away from marriage as a reason to overhaul the design of family-based churches. Writing in The Church Report , he says: Is your church family...
  • "I'm 97 percent sure I like you"

    In recognition of Valentine's Day, we're gearing up to publish three articles this Thursday on "defining the relationship." Here's an excerpt from one of the articles, written by Suzanne Hadley: During college my friend Julie began...
  • Best Coffee: McDonald's

    Consumer Reports has determined that McDonald's black coffee -- the least expensive of the four brands of coffee tested -- is better than Starbucks. An article at The Eagle-Tribute gives all the details. I wonder when we'll start seeing...
  • Single By Circumstance

    We get an occasional letter or two from our readers questioning Boundless's view of singleness. I responded to someone recently who was in a "rage" about it. Some of them -- mainly women -- are frustrated with our perceived "singleness...
  • Screwtape Coming to Big Screen

    Luther at the Movies reports that The Screwtape Letters is going to be made into a movie. First it was The Chronicles of Narnia. Now The Screwtape Letters —C.S. Lewis' often-imitated but never equalled epistolary masterpiece—is coming to a theater...
  • How 'bout Them ... Christian Coaches?

    If you tuned in to some of the pre-game coverage, stuck around for the trophy presentation or caught the full-page ad in USA Today this weekend (and followed this link ), you probably saw that Tony Dungy, coach of the Super Bowl winning Colts is a Christian...
  • Global Warming ... on Mars

    Turns out there's something to this global warming thing. NASA is reporting that there's been some notable climate change taking place on Mars: [F]or three Mars summers in a row, deposits of frozen carbon dioxide near Mars' south pole have...
  • Freedoms Not the Only Factor in Abortion

    The title of Motte's post, "America Loves Abortion the Most," may be misleading. While the freedoms America gives women to abort is deplorable, the abortion situation is much worse in other countries. Before I traveled to Russia with Children's...
  • America Loves Abortion the Most

    I found this color-coded map of Europe with corresponding descriptions of abortion rules on Justin Taylor's blog yesterday and all I can say is ... Congratulations fellow Americans! No other country in Europe can boast of the freedoms we give...
  • Violent, Anti-American Vandals Who Spit on Veterans

    Washington Post columnists William Arkin lit a firestorm this week with an online piece criticizing American soldiers for speaking out against people who say they support the troops but not the war. It was in response to last Friday's NBC Nightly...
  • Bring Back John 3:16

    The Super Bowl used to be about watching the two best football teams in the nation and eating a lot of chicken wings while doing so. But for the past few years, it seems as though the attention has shifted to watching racy commercials and experiencing...
  • Fighting for Family

    I know we talk about getting married a lot around here — but there's a good reason. The Christian Science Monitor addressed statistics (this may be the same questionable batch used by the Times ) that say almost half of American women today are unmarried...
  • Age Differences

    When does a difference in age between a man and a woman considering marriage becomes "too much"?
  • Babies, Vision and the Single Guy

    As the only single Boundless writer to attend the aforementioned mixer, I have to agree with Candice that the event was very well-executed and just an all-around good time. There was one guy in particular who caught the attention of more than one lady...
  • Motivating Men

    Since becoming editor of Boundless in 2005, I've made it a priority to publish winsomely-written articles that encourage intentional living. Let me address our male readers at this point. Being a man, and being the happy recipient of some...
  • For Guys Only

    Like Candice and Steve , my wife and I were table hosts at the local singles mixer Saturday night. We too were energized to be with such quality Christian young men and women who were willing to try something new in order to meet, mingle and marry. And...
  • Colson Disappointed with "Children of Men" Movie

    Chuck Colson explains in a recent BreakPoint commentary that he was disappointed with the movie "Children of Men" (that we've mentioned in our blog before). He says his appreciation for the book by P.D. James led him to look forward to the...
  • Mixer a Class Act

    Saturday night's Mix. Mingle. Marry. event was a class act. Steve and I talked about it all the way home, when we got home and into the next day. There was just so much about it to recommend. Everything was well-planned and thought out -- seamless...
  • 93-Year-Old Blogger Contemplates Death

    I was touched by what 93-year-old blogger Donald Crowdis had to say about his own mortality. He writes: I've floated on the remark "Been there, done that" for some time now, but the notion that the moment is approaching when I can no longer...
  • On Sports, Marriage and Family

    There was a surreal moment during my Sunday school class last week when the subject of football came up. The discussion was on how leisure time works in marriage. And since there's nothing more leisurely for a man (meaning me) than watching football...
  • Adopting Peter's Mindset

    Ted's last post about the $100 experiment reminded me of a conversation I had with my Bible study group this past Wednesday. First of all, some background info from Acts 3:1-10. In this story, Peter and John are headed to the temple to pray....
  • Remember the Sabbath

    When Lynne Baab and her husband lived in Israel, they kept the Sabbath. In her blog "God's Gift of Rest" she recounts the rewards of such a discipline. Our Sabbaths in Israel became God's gift to us individually, and enriched our life...