How to Tell the Difference Between a Good Relationship and the Right Relationship

Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of a friend springs…

The Spiritual Side of Sleep

Sleeping can be one of the most spiritual things you can do. Controversial? Definitely. True?…

5 Signs a Social Media Debate Has Gone Off the Rails

Social media debates. Are they worth it? That’s a question for the ages, as most…

The Unexpected Benefits of Real Community

Here’s a story with which you may be familiar. Boy meets girl. They fall in…

10 Things Every Thanksgiving Host Should Know

This year, my family has hit the Thanksgiving jackpot: we’re going to the lake with…

Having Mental Health Issues Doesn’t Make You a Bad Christian

I find it hard to confess that I was emotionally wounded. Because you might question my…

Which Thanksgiving Dish Are You According to Your Enneagram?

Can the Enneagram tell you what your favorite Thanksgiving dish is? No. That’s ridiculous. The…

How to Identify an Unhealthy Relationship

Contrary to popular belief, emotional abuse can be just as devastating to a victim as…

How to Get Into the Best Mental Health Shape of Your Life

What if we viewed mental health like fitness, and approached how we shore up our…

Hospitality Is a Commandment

One of the oddest passages in the New Testament is Hebrews 13:2, which charges Christians…

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Life

For most of my twenties, I felt like such a failure.

 I felt lost, frustrated…

Why We Should Take Fun Seriously

I love to have fun, but sometimes I feel a little guilt about it. It…

Jennie Allen on How to Stop the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts

You may know Jennie Allen through her Bible teaching, writing or maybe even the IF:…

Why You Need to Relax

In recent years, a number of Christian leaders have rightly called lethargic and half-hearted Christians…

How Your Enneagram Can Help You Live a Balanced Life

The pandemic era is not the first or last liminal time, but it is ours…

Body Dysmorphia Is on the Rise Among Men

Our culture has slowly been getting a little better at talking about unrealistic body and…

What to Do About Angry Christianity

I recently sat in a carpool line behind a Toyota 4-Runner whose backside was plastered…

It’s Never Too Early To Start Thinking About Your Legacy

Typically, we only use the word legacy when we talk about the rich and famous.…

Four Things We Wish We Knew About Sex Before We Were Married

When it comes to Christians and newlywed sex, there are usually two extremes. For some…

Seven Ways Christians Should Deal With Stress and Anxiety

I’ve always considered myself to be a person who handles stress pretty well. I like…

Taking Your PTO Is a Revolutionary Act

Amber Rae loves to work. It’s how she accomplishes so much, from her world-renowned art installation…

Everything My Church Taught Me About Sex and Marriage Is Wrong

As a sixth grader, I went to a big Christian summer camp where the speaker…

A Guy Paid Off His Student Loans By Eating Every Meal at Six Flags

You’ve probably seen those articles that go around once every other month in which someone…

Lisa Bevere: The Cult of Comparison

The following account is a sadly true and embarrassing story about me. I hope none…

When You Just Can’t Get Over Your Ex

The scene that never grows old is the breakup bit from Say Anything. Even if you’ve…

Eight Things You Should Never Say to Your Single Friends

“It’s OK, your Prince Charming is out there!” I was told recently. Frozen smile on…

Dr. Hillary McBride on Living an Embodied Life

Our culture is obsessed with bodies. From Instagram influencers who push diet pills to entire…

Eight Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do

Last week, I saw a woman slam the car door in her husband’s face and…

How to Move Beyond Instagrammable Bible Reading

In our world today, news and media comes in short, easy-to-read snippets that get the…

Four Pieces of Dating Advice That Are Actually Helpful

As I’ve noted before, if you’re single, you’ve most likely received your fair share of…

Ruth Chou Simons on How to Stop Striving for Self Improvement

Our world is inundated with a message of self improvement. Books on self-help or living…

There May Never Be a Better Time to Pursue Your Passion

Economists are calling it the “Great Resignation” — the record-breaking number of Americans who have…

20 Ways to Change Your Life in Your Twenties

When we speak with the twentysomethings we work with, they often ask us: “What is…

The Big Lie Everyone Believes About Having Kids

About a week before I found out that I was pregnant with my first child,…

The Secret to Feeling Less Lonely in Your Twenties

Every Monday we would gather at our favorite grimy, beach-themed restaurant to eat, drink, and…

Michelle Williams on Taking Time to Check in With Your Mental Health

Sometimes, the hardest part of maintaining a healthy mindset is taking the time to ask…

Here’s How to Ask Someone Out Without Being Creepy

There is nothing creepier than telling a woman God told you, “we should be together!”…

Five Habits That Will Help Make Joy a Regular Part of Your Life

Well, for many of us, in-person church is still touch-and-go. Even if you live in…

Four Ways to Find Your Dream Job

The world has fundamentally changed since the great recession of 2008. In 2013 alone, 77…

Five Tips for Finding a New Church

I slipped into the service a few minutes after 11 o’clock, weaving my way through…