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Is Loving Others Without Loving Yourself First Even Possible?

It had been one of those weeks. By Friday night, my inbox was full, my…

What We Get Wrong About ‘Giving Our Testimony’

Often, testimonies within the church go something like this: 1. I thought I was a…

Morgan Harper Nichols and Jamie Grace on Using Creativity to Stay Mentally Healthy

Everyone’s mental health journey looks different. Talking with a therapist is some people’s version of…

Stopping Climate Change Is a Part of Following Jesus

As leaders from countries around the world meet to discuss the global response to climate…

Rebekah Lyons on How We Can Accept God’s Surprises

I love reading about Moses’ first encounter with the God of the universe in a…

Five Dating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

There are so many mistakes to be made when it comes to dating and relationships.…

The Life-Changing Connection Between Stewardship and Self-Care

The birth of my daughter was a life-changing event for me. Many agree that the…

Riley Clemmons: ‘My Faith Would Still Exist if My Music Didn’t’

210 million streams don’t lie. Riley Clemmons is a big deal. The Nashville singer/songwriter has…

Equality for Women Should Start in the Church

Have you ever asked God to break your heart for what breaks His? It’s a…

Don’t Confuse Your Diet for a Fast

Diet plans like intermittent fasting have gained popularity within the last few years, as people…

Four ‘Humble’ Things That Aren’t Actually Humble

When Ben Franklin turned 20, he was determined to become virtuous. He put together a list of…

Jon Acuff: Three Questions to Ask When You Hate Your Job

When I was in my twenties, I thought I would be given my dream job. …

Which Bible Character Are You According to Your Enneagram Type?

The Enneagram—a personality assessment tool—has gotten a lot of press lately. People are interested in…

How to Keep Hoping Even When it Feels Pointless

It was on the same day the baby was born that I sat with her.…

Larry Boy vs. Bibleman: Who Is the Better Superhero?

Contrary to popular opinion, the superhero boom is not new. As long as mankind has…

How to Rest for Real

As I glanced at my calendar for the week last weekend, I felt a sinking…

Rebekah Lyons: “We’re Not Overcome By Hard Things, But We Grow Through Them”

Living a life of surrender is something often easier said than done. Rebekah Lyons understand…

Like It or Not, Social Media Is Taking a Toll on Your Soul

I sometimes post pictures on Instagram of books that I’m reading, usually just a stack…

I’m Unemployed. Should I Still Tithe?

I grew up in the Church, and I have always been taught the principle of…

Rachael Denhollander: The Woman Taking on Sex Abuse in the Church

Editor’s Note: Given today’s Senate testimony against former U.S. Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, we are re-sharing…

Pat Barrett on Why He Finds Kanye West So Inspiring

Recently, RELEVANT was thrilled to host singer/songwriter and worship artist Pat Barrett on our podcast.…

What to Keep In Mind When You’re Struggling With Grief

Several years ago, a pastor who was a longtime mentor and friend of mine did…

So, Your Parents Let You Down. Now What?

Your parents will mess you up. Do you already know this? Is this the reality…

Four Ways to Overcome Compassion Fatigue

I can’t pinpoint the exact moment when I realized that being sensitive to the hurts…

Stop Trying to be Perfect

Try harder. Achieve more. Make no mistakes. Produce perfection. These are the messages the world…

The 10 Funniest Prayers in Pop Culture History

Sometimes you get an “amen.” Sometimes you get an “lmao.” Prayer is enough of an…

No, God Isn’t Ignoring You

You’ve prayed and prayed. Your journal is full of dreams and visions where God has…

The Church Has Always Led the Way on Public Health

Jesus has 37 miracles recorded in the New Testament. Of those, 27 involving healing the…

How 9/11 Changed the World

On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was skipping school. In all of the…

9/11 Is A History Lesson For Me

For the last two decades, Americans have said we will “never forget” the attacks of…

Where God’s Purpose and Your Passion Meet

You know that feeling when you look back at what you wanted to be when you were five (doctor, ballerina, rocket scientist) and where you are now—working the late shift, paying rent and overwhelmed by the prospect of what’s next? Dan Miller has something to say to you.

‘Quiet Time’ Doesn’t Have to Be So Boring

Does anyone else ever feel guilty when you don’t “feel” like having quiet time with…

Pat Barrett on How Tragedy Can Push Us to Grow

Pat Barrett, singer-songwriter and worship leader, is well-known in the Christian worship world. He’s released…

Marriage Isn’t About Your Happiness

Did you ever think someone could show you love through a bologna sandwich? I didn’t…

10 Movies We Can’t Wait to See This Fall

Summer movies are roller coasters. They’re fun rides that get your pulse pounding. Or, to…

What to Do When Work Is Taking Over Your Life

Work used to be something about you, not something that defines you. Now, we ask…

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like You’re Making a Difference

Some people are determined to have a job that changes the world around us. Whether…

Why Is Christian Dating So Weird?

My unmarried roommate Charlie was climbing into his late thirties when a woman invited him…

How to Just Be You (in Christ)

I am a devout follower of the cult of the Enneagram. It’s almost troubling (key…

Why We Should Listen to Non-Christians

I have lived in three countries, rented six apartments and attended five churches in only…