So You’ve Failed Your New Year’s Resolution

Why fighting to improve is worth it, even when you fail. Read More

It’s Not Impossible to Stick to Your Goals This Year

The first few steps to making your dreams a reality in 2015. Read More

Every January, about half of the population makes a New Year’s resolution. It’s the usual list: lose weight, get organized, save more. The problem is, only 8 percent actually achieve their goal.

The first two weeks usually go along beautifully, but by February, people are backsliding and by the following December, most people are back where they started, often even further behind. Read More

[Editor's Note: Here at RELEVANT, we try to address issues we feel are important to our readers—from Christian perspectives on current events, to challenging thoughts on personal faith and relationships, to social justice issues and everything in-between. Part of our goal is to stir up conversation, but while we enjoy the feedback and dialogue about our articles in the comments section and social media, we wanted to give our readers a chance to get their questions answered. Read More

It’s never too late to make a few New Year’s resolutions. So even though it’s Jan. 2, this list of resolutions written by American songwriting icon Woody Guthrie way back in 1943 can still inspire some last-minute additions to your 2014 commitments. Sure, a couple of the Dust Bowl-era hygiene entries may no longer be relevant (we assume you already “take bath,” “change socks” and “wash teeth if any”), but the rest range from practical (“read lots good books,” “drink very scant if any,” “work by a schedule”) and inspiring (“dream good,” “stay glad,” love everybody,” “learn people better”) to downright epic: “Wake up and fight” ... Discuss

4 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Count

A few ways to give this year's resolutions more meaning and impact. Read More