The truest version of ourselves seems to come in blips, and being in a funk is such a consistent state. How can we flip those scales?
4 Reasons Why Suffering Is Good
The world is full of so much brokenness, but I can't seem to turn a deaf ear to the silver linings. There is more to the story.
5 Signs She Has Feelings for You
The more I get to know guys, the more I realize how confusing women can be. So let's see if I can help you decipher her actions.
The Root of Busyness
Ask anyone how they're doing and they'll likely say "busy." Why are we all busy? Why does the packed schedule never seem to clear?
Our Reason for Existence
With so many things to go and do, we often don't end up feeling as full as our calendars. If that's true, this might be missing.
Why Couple Pictures Get More Likes
Ever wondered why excitement follows so-and-so's announcement that they're finally together? It goes a lot deeper than giddy applause.
Not “If,” You Will Struggle
There is a common misconception that suffering can be avoided, that doing good will prevent evil. This is not the case.
How to Deepen Your Conversations
To anyone else who struggles with small talk, here's what I've learned about getting below the surface of vague inclinations.
How to Be Content Where You Are
To anyone else who feels like they're in a hallway waiting for God to open a door, let's talk about how we can be present in the here and now.
Yes, You Want to Marry Her
It's been occurring to you that your friendship with her is exactly what you're looking for in a marriage. You are more right than you know.
How to Stop Being Anxious
There are so many things we fret over. Situation after situation, we are forever turning down the invitation to trust. Here's how to accept.
You Won’t Be Friends With Everyone
If you're someone who wants everyone and their mother to be your friend, let's talk about why you won't have myriads of deep relationships.
You’re Never Going to Be “Perfect”
To the one who is aggravated about what seems like a lack of growth: here's a reality check and practical steps on moving forward.
Don’t Marry Them Until This is True
No single decision will impact your spiritual life more than your choice of a spouse, so how do you know if someone is a good option?
How to Overcome Self-Deprecation
To the one who is incredibly hard on themself: look on the other side. There is so much more than everything you think is wrong.
How to Predict Someone’s Future
It is nearly promised that who someone is today will not be who they are in years to come, so how do you discern a good spouse?
How You Should Talk
At the end of the day, you can either focus on what tears apart or what holds together. It's all about perspective.
The Only Reason You Should Get Married
A marriage is only as strong as the reason for getting married. To make it through conflict stronger, you need a third-party purpose.
How to Stay Away From Sin
If you're back to doing something you promised you'd stay away from, here are a few points to help you in your effort to try again.
So, You’re Interested in This Girl
To any guy who has decided he'd like to pursue a girl, here are four steps you should not skip over or rearrange.
What to Do When in Trial
If you're lost in a dizzying swirl of emotions that accompanies an unexpected trial, here are three things you can do to focus your thoughts.
How to Choose Your Inner Circle
For anyone who wants to be friends with everyone, here's why you should be able to count your closest friends on one hand.
How to Be a Good Friend
It is natural to want good friends, but relationships are two-sided. If you want good friends, you have to be a good friend.
Annoying People Are a Godsend
Did you know the person or circumstance that is driving you up a wall is actually providing incredible insight to your soul?
Stop Looking for Your “Other Half”
You should have somebody who balances you in a complimentary sense, but they do not (and should not) complete you.
5 Things That Are True About Everyone
There seems to be an endless supply of differences to bicker over but, if you go deep enough, you'll find that we really are quite similar.
How to Live In the Moment
While reflection can be good and looking ahead can be a strength, both taken too far can lead you to miss out on the present.
How to Feel the Reality of God
It's one thing to know facts about God in your head and another to feel their reality in your heart, but how does that transition occur?
3 Reasons to Date Long
You shouldn't marry someone you met a year or so ago. Even if you're ready to tie the knot, here's why waiting might be a good idea.
I Got Rid of My Makeup. Here’s Why
In a world fascinated with outward appearances, let's explore the uncommon status of not owning any makeup.
Why Get Married?
Statistically speaking, it's risky that your marriage will last (and even then, happiness isn't promised), so why bother?
Comforts to Remember When in Trial
The midst of a trial can be a foggy place where rounding any corner sends a pierce straight to your heart. But it's not all dark.
It Will Never Be Enough
There will always be something to complain about. There will always be something that could be fixed, better, or different. So stop looking.
Stop Talking & Do Something
Everyone has experience with empty words, whether by giving or receiving. Let's talk about exactly why words need to be backed up by actions.
How to Get Over a Breakup
Because we were designed to be in unity with one another, losing a relationship hurts deeply. Here's practical advice on how to move forward.
What Is Love?
Sometimes the most simple and seemingly obvious concepts can be the most confusing, as it can be with love. Let's break it down.
How to Break a Cycle
Repeating an undesirable reality (again) can be quite a hopeless place, but there is hope. You don't have to be stuck. You have a choice.
Not Hard? Not Worth It
Life is a collection of stopping or continuing. Whether you're being stretched from the inside or out, here's motivation to keep going.
Finding Contentment in Singleness
There can be mixed emotions when faced with singleness. How do you turn away from pressing thoughts and focus on what really matters?
What Does It Mean to Be Mature?
Ever been called out for immaturity or praised for being mature? There's obviously a standard, but it's not explained very often.
To the One With Unanswered Prayers
We're told to ask and we will receive, but what if you asked a while ago? What if you have lost sight of prayers you once held dear?
What Is a Soulmate NOT?
The idea of soulmates is a popular fascination, but also one that gets shushed for misinformed reasons. Let's look at it another way.
How to Find Your Identity
In a world full of voices proclaiming you can be whoever you want to be, how are you supposed to know who you are meant to be?
Forget About Prince Charming
The idea of a perfect love story dominates media but doesn't step much farther beyond "I do." What happens in the decades after?
5 Reasons Persecution Needs to Happen
Scripture is clear that trials unlike any other are coming, but why wouldn't God just skip over that part? Why should His children suffer?
Make Sure Your Relationship Doesn’t Look Like This
It can be hard to evaluate a relationship when you're in the middle of it, so here are a few red flags to look out for.
How to Prepare for Persecution
Scripture is clear that trials unlike any other are coming, but you might not feel ready to face them. Here are seven ways to prepare.
5 Reasons to Tell Your Story
It's fascinating to think that we will never see through another person's eyes or be able to hear their thoughts, but we can listen to their stories.
It’s Not the Future You’re Afraid Of
To those who have made a mistake, here are four points to help you leave the past and move forward into a better future.
Stop Dictating Your Life
A personal letter on putting the pen down, picking up a pencil, and handing God the eraser.
6 Reasons to Delete Social Media
Social media has become the primary means of connection. While there are many benefits to this, let's address a few weak areas.
I Made a Mistake
Fools rush in, and I've been a fool before, so take my advice and avoid making this decision too soon to prevent future heartbreak.
7 Signs of a True Friend
It can be easy to identify friends, but what differentiates them from one who sticks closer than a brother?
You Don’t Move On
Losing someone you love is hard, but you shouldn't hurry to forget the heartbreak. There is a lot of power there that can become fuel.
7 Lessons From Summer 2021
The best things often come by complete surprise, just like how these unexpected three and a half months bore life lessons.
True Friends Will Offend You
Did you know? One of the purest forms of love is actually found in telling someone something they don't want to hear.
Never Skip Church
For as long as I can remember, I've had a self-enforced rule that you never skip out on a church event, but here I was doing just that.
Do You Have an Old Soul?
For anyone else who feels like they were born in the wrong time period.
What if there was no pain?
Wouldn't the world be a better place if there was no suffering or heartbreak? I beg to differ. Here's why.
10 Things I Learned From My Ex
When someone hurts you, it can be easy to regret the relationship. Don't. There is always a silver lining and beauty that comes from ashes.
Why Love If You’ll Just Lose?
Wisdom comes from experience, so if you know how something will end, why should you participate in the first place?
How to Long-Distance Friendship
Reunions with long-distance friends can be few and far between, so how do you make the best use of time when you're finally together?
Christians Should Consume Secular Content
The Holy Spirit is not limited to Christian media, so we can reap biblical truths even if that was not the creator's intent.
4 Ways to Be Happy
Christians should be the happiest people on the planet but oftentimes we aren't. How do you balance the weight of the world and unceasing joy?
How to Be a Well-Rounded Person
The best kind of person is a "well-rounded" person, but what does that even mean and how do you fully developed your personality?
6 Reasons Why Bad Things Happen
While we may never know exactly why a trial occurs, we can rest assured that God does not allow pain without a purpose.
Don’t Start a Relationship Because You’re Lonely
Wait it out. For someone who cherishes you, for someone who compliments you. It's better to be lonely now than married and lonely later.
5 Things I Learned From a Hard Season
Everything happens for a reason. While we might not always know completely why, there are good reminders along the way.
Is He the Right Guy?
Don't settle for someone because they may be interested in you. There's a lot more that goes into a marriage than mere fancy
How Do You Know if You’re Saved?
I wanted to identify as a daughter of the King. I wanted to throw away my doubt and cling to my Savior, but what if I was wrong?
Don’t Pursue Your Dream Life
If you could orchestrate all matters of the universe, what kind of life would you live? Here's why you shouldn't pursue that dream.
When You Feel Guilty for Being Blessed
I can't seem to get rid of the thought: Why has God provided for my material needs when I deserve to be cast homeless from His kingdom?
How to Connect With God on a Daily Basis
From starting the day to pushing through a tough season, it is important to focus on God. Here are some practical tips and resources.
How to Stop Thinking About It
Your thoughts control your life, so don't settle for thinking about something you shouldn't. But don't just lecture yourself either.
Stop Listening to Your Favorite Songs
Music is with us in our joy and a close companion in times of sorrow, so how is it directing your thoughts?
Want to Feel Better? Do This
To anyone else whose mind has been thrown into confusion and hurt, here's how to fulfill your purpose and benefit your mental health.
How to Get Over Depression
Practical ways to alter your surroundings and simultaneously improve your mindset.
4 Truths You Can Depend On
There comes a season when you will grab hold of anything to explain your situation, only to realize that sometimes there is no logic.
It is core to human nature to long for a calling bigger than ourselves, but often we identify with the wrong thing.
It Is Not Good to Be Alone
With social distancing and quarantine, even self-proclaimed introverts have realized their need for people.
Don’t Cry at My Funeral
Come wearing yellow and gold and celebrate all that our Father has done, is doing, and has yet to do. To Him be the glory!
Two Poached Eggs, Please
"This is it," my dad told my mom. Of all the fights her father had fought and won, he would not be able to triumph this time.
To My Grieving Soul
Dear me: You are not happy with your life right now. This is not where you imagined yourself being a year ago.
How to Fight Your Battles
To the one battling heartbreak, loss, anxiety, depression, or any other trial: this is for you, and this is for me.
Singles Awareness Day
"I wanted to have plans for Valentine's Day," one of my best friends told me. "The plans I ended up getting are not the plans I wanted."
How Do You Know if You Love Someone?
Loving someone is a pursuit each of us undertakes at some point, to the extent that the sincerity of our feelings can be hard to discern.
If You Love Someone, Let Them Go
Here's a statement I had strong beliefs against long before I heard it. But they say you learn better when you teach, so here I am.
What Makes a Person Beautiful?
Each person is a micro-aspect of our heavenly Father, God's walking poetry, a beauty found beneath the surface of one's physical appearance.
Don’t Fall In Love
Before you rush out of singleness, wait. Once you read on to falling in love, there's no flipping the pages back to being just friends.
You Are Not an Almost
Because I grew up in a very Christ-centered environment, I did not see the importance of baptism. As I grew older, I learned its value but something I couldn't put a finger on still felt off.
The Thing About Beauty
Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed.
Easy Steps for Healthy Living
Diets never seem to work, and they won't. The "secret" to a healthy life is in making a daily habit of these four steps.
Is Your Faith an Ice Cube or Ice Cube Tray?
Where is your faith? In one social circle or spread across the venn diagram? Jesus isn't confined to a box, so our faith shouldn't be either.
Let Your Light Shine
Learning to joyfully trust God with an unknown future.
The Beauty of Silence
Wondering why you're never able to rest? They say it's because we don't know how to stay quietly in our rooms.
Your One Job
In crazy storms where leaves are turned upside down, branches just hang on. If you only do one thing, do this.
God’s Will for You
Who hasn't wondered what God's will is for their life? Do I do this or do that? Thankfully, it is not as complicated as it may seem.
The Point of Pictures
This is what I like about photographs, they're proof that once, even if just for a heartbeat, everything was perfect.
The Necessity of Two Genders
Women are losing their uniqueness. They weren't created to do everything a man can do. They were created to do everything a man can't do.
I Chose Loneliness
Most people will form circles you won’t be involved in, and that’s okay. You don’t need a lot of friends, just a few you can trust.