John Weirick

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is a writer in Greenville, South Carolina, and is the author of The Variable Life: Finding Clarity and Confidence in a World of Choices, from which this article is adapted. Visit thevariablelife.com to find more.

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Why You Really Need to Stop Letting Your Emotions Control You

We will do almost anything to avoid suffering. Including abdicating responsibility, ignoring reality, blaming others…

Marriage Isn’t the End Goal, Why Do We Treat It Like One?

When I was single, there was a temptation to think of marriage as a goal.…

The Secret Enemy in Your Marriage

We had been married just over a year. After another demanding week at work, neither…

Current Pro-Life Issues Christians Need to Remember

Yes, the NFL’s #TakeAKnee protests and reactions deserve discussion. It’s one of many things that…

What Happens When You Change But Your Friends Don’t?

Years ago, I knew some friends in a community I was a part of. Two…

When Is It Good to Question God?

Kids go through phases. One of them is asking endless questions. Children ask why with more…

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Emptiness?

“The not-so-middle-class, not-so-comfortable Jesus we see in the Bible is a difficult pill for modern…

Making Friends in a New City Is the Worst

Few of us plan to graduate college and move back in with our parents. Yet…

Marriage Isn’t the End Goal, Why Do We Treat It Like One?

In my mind, marriage was a guarantee I’d never be lonely. But the affection of another person, though wonderful and intoxicating on its own, isn’t enough to satisfy all our needs and desires.

Sometimes, You Need to Embrace Conflict

As peak fall season departs, the Southeast United States faces significant drought conditions. Multi-colored leaves…

You’re Not Meant to Live Pain Free

It was summer in Minnesota, the pleasant breeze mingling with the warm afternoon sun. We…

Should You Support Your Friends Even When You Think They’re Wrong?

One day last spring, when the clouds rolled back and the Oregon sunshine filtered through…

Are Muslim Refugees Really a Threat to American Christianity?

If you’ve read C.S. Lewis’ landmark series, The Chronicles of Narnia, the books likely influenced…

When the Church Gets Things Right

I used to think faith was a set of ideals to which we mentally assent,…