Today’s Devotional: A Role Model

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let…

5 Reasons to Make Friends Who Are Different From You

Imagine this: You pull off the interstate into the city of Sameness. You enter a…

Four Things Christians Get Wrong About Addiction (That We Shouldn’t)

There are a lot of myths about what addiction is and how it functions. Many…

Why Aren’t Christian Singles Dating?

In a post from #TheDatingScene blog series, I reported that over 53 percent of singles who…

Why Do Christians Make Debt Such a Big Deal?

It’s no secret that millennials are in debt—some even claim it as a defining characteristic…

The Real Effect of Porn on Women

When I saw porn for the first time at 11, I was convinced I was…

How Each Enneagram Type Can Handle Their Anger

What makes you mad? Each Enneagram type has its own unique anger triggers, ways of…

Peace Amadi on the Intersection of Prayer and Psychology

Growing up in church, we are taught that prayer is often the only tool we…

5 Keys to Surviving a Breakup

Here’s something that probably won’t shock you: breakups suck. Shocking, right? The truth is, unless…

Jesus Would Have Been a Terrible #Influencer

“A true leader does not search for followers.” These words penned by the late Dr.…

God’s Heart for People Struggling With Suicide

RELEVANT imagines what God would say to the suicidal.

Why Relationships Fail

People generally think they can do more than they can actually do. We think we…

Five Ways to Become a Socially Functioning Human Again

Welcome back? As of early June, a little over half of all U.S. adults are…

The RELEVANT Summer Reading Guide

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

The Church Needs a New ‘Sex Talk’

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

Jon Acuff on Unlocking Your Potential

Jon Acuff knows what it’s like when it feels as if your mind is going…

It Was Never Just About Preachers and Sneakers

On March 18, 2019, a brand new Instagram account dropped five posts of three different…

More Than a Three-Day Weekend

All the American flags in our town were flying at half-staff last August, and for the first time in my life I knew why. Not in a general, something-bad-must-have-happened sense, but in a specific, heartbreaking, knowing-a-face-and-a-name sense.

The Spiritual Benefits to Physical Health

I ran my very first race a few years ago, and I haven’t been the…

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…

Dr. Dharius Daniels on Dating and Breaking Up Well

Relationships in the modern age are seemingly complex. Navigating dating apps to defining the relationship…

10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

A few years ago, my wife, Michelle, and I asked some friends to help us…

We Need More Creators and Fewer Critics

These days, everybody’s a critic. Just look at the things posted in the comment section…

10 Summer Trips That Could Change Your Life

Are you traveling for work or leisure? You get asked this when filling out customs…

Can You Be Generous and Still Pay the Bills?

I understand how unappealing it can be to financially give. Most days, the anxiety-free lifestyle…

Learning How to Listen to Anxiety Can Help Change How You React to It

In 2017, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) polled one thousand US adults and found that…

It’s Not Enough to Just Not Be a Racist

After the events that unfolded in over the last year, it is encouraging to hear…

The Secret to Solving Our Overcommitment Addiction

Perhaps saying yes isn’t a struggle for you. In fact, you love to say yes.…

Why ‘Back to Normal’ Might Not Be Your Best Post-Pandemic Option

On the other side of a pandemic is normal. That’s been the deal since we…

Your Friends Don’t Need You to Fix Them

My husband and I left an oppressive church environment and were verbally shamed, threatened and…

What Will Seizing the Day Look Like in 2021?

A couple of years ago I remember seeing an interesting Pepsi ad. It depicted young…

Why Relationships Fail (And What You Can Do to Avoid It)

People generally think they can do more than they can actually do. We think we…

The Before You’re 40 Bucket List

Your twenties and thirties are two of the most important decades of your life. You’re…

Money Doesn’t Have to Be So Stressful

“I’m so content right now.” Said the guy before eating his last bite of a…

Louie Giglio on How to Take Every Thought Captive

In talking to Louie Giglio, it’s easy to see why he’s built such a reputation…

6 Mind-Boggling Images That Show Our Place in Creation

No matter what your theological perspective is when it comes to the timeframe and method…

Should We Ask God For Money?

I hate money. I hate it because typically, I don’t have enough of it. I…

Why Anxiety Plagues So Many Creative People

We are part of an amazingly creative generation. Advances in technology have made it easier…

Three Lies Culture Tells Us About Being Single

Being single in your 20s is basically a non-stop thrill ride, right? Many of our…

How Many Friends Can One Person Have? More Than We Think, According to a New Study

In 1993, an anthropologist named Robin Dunbar conducted a study to figure out just how…