When is it OK to Quit?

Quitting isn't always a bad thing. Read More

[Life 201 is a weekly advice column headed by pastor, counselor and RELEVANT Podcast member Eddie Kaufholz. Eddie answers questions and gives advice on issues you want to hear about. Email your questions to Life201@RELEVANTmagazine.com.] Read More

How to Know When to Walk Away

Whether it's a relationship or a job, knowing when to quit and how to do it well makes all the difference. Read More

I’ve been meaning to quit smoking. The attempts started about six months ago. I was in Nepal, carefree and smoker-friendly. (Traveling to other countries and exploring new places always seem a bit more adventurous when you smoke but don’t ask me why.) A friend of mine, who takes his actions seriously and lives about as straight as an arrow, desperately wanted me to quit this filthy little habit. He said, “Heather, if I smoke a cigarette will you quit?” And I whimsically said “yes.” He smoked, I laughed, and then I broke the promise that night.

I had to do it. I analyzed, thought out numerous possibilities and arrived at a place of complete desperation. Facing a dwindling bank account and increasing college debt, I swallowed every ounce of pride and did it.

I took a job at Wal-Mart. Read More