6 Date Ideas That Literally Don’t Cost Anything

I remember an expensive first date when I was in my early 20s. I was…

The Biblical Case for Giving Cash to the Homeless

If you work in a city and walk the streets each morning on your commute,…

Don’t Blame Your Lack of Self Control on What She’s Wearing

Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of chatter on social media…

Five Things Christians Should Know About Relapse and Recovery

Addiction is a condition that plagues millennials. And it’s not simply drug addiction—whether you’re addicted…

When Is it OK to End a Friendship?

Friendships, and how to appropriately navigate them can be really tricky. Because on one hand,…

How God Wants You to Overcome Your Insecurities

I’m currently interning with a foundation who measures their success by impact rather than profit.…

The Connection Between Faith and Health

If religious faith could be packaged in a pill, the stock price of drug companies…

12 Things Every Healthy Dating Relationship Needs

I’ve always wanted to be married, but I’m still single at 44 years old. In…

The Spiritual Roots of the Modern Food Movement

What would the Gospel of Jesus be like if we could only experience it through…

Study: Most Romances Start as Long-Term Friendships, Not ‘Love at First Sight’

A new study is challenging a lot of popular notions about love and romance by…

Life Won’t Begin at Your Next Milestone

“This isn’t the real world,” they told us. High school teachers, grumpy old men at…

When Your Spouse Feels More Like a Roommate

The first time I met Sarah and Tom, I thought that they were a special…

How to Know if It’s Time for a Career Change

Critics might say 20-somethings are non-committal, but a less negative term might be restless or…

You’re Traveling All Wrong

“Follow your heart.” “Find yourself.”  “Discover the real you.” But don’t be fooled. Travel will challenge you, inspire…

The Money Mistakes Couples Make Before Saying ‘I Do’

Right now, money is the last thing on your mind. You are in love. You…

Why You Should Read More

Instagram. TikTok. Facebook. YouTube. So many media platforms via for our attention these days. While…

Singleness Does Not Mean Unhappiness

I was sitting on a panel about dating when someone asked the classic question: “What’s…

Should You Really Buy a House?

Why do you want to buy a house? God has designed us to live and…

The Church Needs a New ‘Sex Talk’

When Sheila Gregoire started reading a popular Christian marriage book, she was shocked at the…

Am I Actually Depressed or Just Sad?

My heart sank as I heard my friend’s response after revealing how I had been…

Five Ways to Be Generous Even If You’re Broke

God calls us to be generous. But what if you’re broke, barely making it through…

Can You Really Be Friends With Someone After a Breakup?

Much like shopping for a car (OK, maybe nothing like that), dating can be a…

How Purity Culture Rhetoric Can Teach Men to Devalue Women

In purity rhetoric for men, women are often depicted as damsels in distress, but also…

Learning How to Rest Can Save You From Self-Destruction

“You’ve accomplished so much, so soon in life!” My parents couldn’t believe it. I was…

Special Needs, the Church and the Justice of God

The call of God is for God’s people to have compassion for the needy and…

Three Big Myths Movies Taught Us About Sex

We all remember those awkward “talks” with our parents or those sixth grade reproductive health…

Bob Goff on the Life-Changing Power of Staying In Your Lane

If we’re going to do community well and take a genuine interest in others, there’s…

God Takes Happiness Seriously (And So Should You)

In college, when I read Psalm 119, I underlined the first verse: “Happy are those…

Telling People They’re Wrong Doesn’t Help Them Change

A friend of mine recently came to me with a problem. Since I spent many…

What to Do If You’re Over Budget Every Month

You blew it. You went over your allotted spending amount, and now your monthly budget…

The RELEVANT Summer Reading Guide

For most of us, this is going to be the summer of fun. Road trips…

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: What’s the Difference?

Most of my work as a psychotherapist consists of helping individuals and couples work through…

Remove “We’ll See” From Your Social Planning Vocabulary

Long ago (in the days before social distancing and even Snapchat), making plans—and breaking them—required…

Today’s Devotional: The Next Best Thing

RELEVANT covers living a simple and practical life escaping the trap of the material.

A Simple Trick for Getting Over the Comparison Trap

We are always in competition with one another because we have constant access to each other.…

The Secret to Creating Friendships That Last

In a world bloated with quick fixes, instant gratification and social media profiles, it can…

Is It Possible to Care About Every Issue?

You’re tired. Absolutely and utterly exhausted. Slavery. Genocide. Racism. Climate change. Refugees. Poverty. Women’s rights.…

How Summer Travel Can Be a Spiritual Practice

I recently traveled to one of my favorite cities in the U.S., Washington D.C. I often…

Loving the Hard to Like

Some people are just harder to love than others—we all have that gregarious friend we…

The Five Friends You Really Need

Long gone are the days of the junior high lunchroom—where kids seemed to be divided…