friendship

When Is it OK to End a Friendship?

Howdy! As a Christian, when is it appropriate to end a friendship? Aren’t we supposed…

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…

Making Friends in a New City Is the Worst

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

The 5 Friends You Really Need

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

5 Things Single People Wish Married People Knew

As I weathered Valentine’s Day this month (again) as a single woman, I’ve been thinking…

The Deeper Message of ‘The Walking Dead’

The third season of ‘The Walking Dead’ has reined in its highest following yet, with over 12 million viewers. But is it just the latest manifestation of the zombie craze, or does the show have something deeper to say?

People Are Not Peas

Jeremy Caruthers on the human tendency to categorize things—and why we shouldn’t do this to people.

Love Your Neighbor, Know Your Neighbor

Ben Stevens shares how to make the leap from living in seclusion to engaging in community with your neighbors.

Is Sexual Sin Communal Sin?

Andreana Reale breaks down the meaning of the word ‘porneia’, it’s historical and modern context and how it affects both the individual and the community.

Our Changing Spiritual Relationship Status

Erik Swenson looks at the many different ways people have of relating to God and why there is room for all of them.

How to Welcome Unlikely Friends

C.R. Wiley writes about how he suspends judgment in order to befriend those he may not agree with.

Remembering Society’s Forgotten

Brett Byford writes a column for Reject Apathy about Christians’ call to remember and care for those in prison.

How To Make Lifelong Friends In College

A Slice in the third undergraduate edition of the RELEVANT Magazine College Guide discusses how students can make friends for life during their freshman year.

Friendship Behind Bars

REJECT APATHY columnist Brett Byford writes about his friendship with Myron, an inmate he met while speaking at a prison, and the importance of the Church seeking friendships with prisoners.

Rethinking Community

Nikki Raasch writes a blog for RELEVANT about how we’ve gotten mixed up about the purpose community and why it doesn’t exist to make us friends.

Relationships Are Painful and Worth It

Chris Rule writes a column for RELEVANT about the value of investing in relationships—even when it hurts.