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Yoga Pants and What the Bible Really Says About Modesty

When I started practicing yoga a couple years ago, I discovered the wonders of yoga…

You Don’t Have to Quit Your Job to Get the Job You Want

Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s D.O.A. There’s a reason that that…

Rest Can’t Be for Weekends Alone

The busier I get, the faster the time seems to pass. Keeping busy is valued…

It’s Spring — Get Into the Great Outdoors

RELEVANT looks at ways to get outdoors now that winter is (mostly) over and spring has sprung.

Is Forgiveness the Bible’s Most Controversial Teaching?

Several years ago, I led a series on the subject of forgiveness with college students…

Hustle, Rest and the Real Example of Jesus

“Everyday, I’m hustling.” “Hustle until you no longer have to introduce yourself.” “Good things come…

What to Do When You Feel Stuck

After graduating college, a friend of mine was offered two jobs. Both with good pay,…

Nine Things We Miss About Youth Group

Youth group, that time in our lives when were dealing with the awkwardness of adolescence…

What Not to Say to Singles

Each year, the day after Valentines Day is officially known as Singles Awareness Day (yes,…

A Guide to Being Single on Valentine’s Day

“Wow, thanks,” I feigned as I tried to hide the expression of confusion on my…

Is It Wrong to Want More Money?

Over the last 48 hours, the U.S. stock market has been sent to a tailspin…

6 Ways You Are Making Life Much Harder Than It Has to Be

Life is hard. So why do we consistently make it harder than it has to…

So You’ve Failed Your New Year’s Resolution

Over the past few weeks, I have heard a wide range of New Year’s resolutions.…

Eight Simple Ways to Make the Most of Your 20s

For some reason, school doesn’t always teach us the life skills we actually need in…

How to Find Your Calling (And Why Most People Get This Wrong)

It never fails. Every week someone asks me what the “secret” is to doing work…

Making (and Keeping) New Year’s Resolutions

Across cultures and throughout history, New Year’s Day has been a time of jubilant celebration.…

How to Get Your Dream Going

Ten years ago on a mountain in Russia, in a blizzard, I had an idea.…

Where We Go Wrong With New Year’s Resolutions

Whether or not you make resolutions this time of year, you can probably see the…

What My Anxiety Taught Me About God

“How do you live as a Christian when you struggle with anxiety?” She asked me,…

Seven Tips for Tough Financial Times

RELEVANT offers 7 tips to make it through this tough financial season with your sanity—and spirit—intact.

A Guide to Not Bailing on Your New Year’s Resolutions

After a challenging year of quarantine, remote working, social unrest, economic uncertainty, virtual church and…

Do Our Bodies Matter to Our Spiritual Lives?

What do we do with the body? This isn’t a line from Dexter. It’s no…

3 Ways to Stop Stressing So Much About Money

I’ve spent the past 20 years working with a unique group of people. You may…

Jennie Allen: Being Liked is Overrated

One of my earliest memories of worrying what people thought of me came in second…

How to Celebrate Advent When You’re Hurting

When I was a kid, each Christmas Eve at my house replayed the same scenario.…

What I Wish I Knew About My Body in My Twenties

I spent a good portion of my twenties focusing on my body and being critical…

Is Consumerism Consuming Us?

Recognizing that we all have the potential to become consumer gluttons.

5 Money Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season

Let me guess, your to holiday to-do list is 427 feet long already. The quarantine…

9 ‘Mistakes’ Every 20something Is Allowed to Make

I’m well into my twenties now, which means I’m all too familiar with the pressure…

The Surprising Links Between Faith and Health

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

Gaining A Healthy Body Image

Two hundred years ago, back in the days when childbearing hips were in, I would…

Getting In Shape Is Easier than You Think

Jason Boyett writes an article for RELEVANT about getting in shape—and how it’s much easier than we think much of the time.

How the Spiritual Side of Money Adds Up

Dave Ramsey writes for RELEVANT about how our finances have a spiritual component of discipline that can trap us or help us lead a moral life.

Finding Freedom From Anorexia

At the time anorexia took hold of me, I fit the classic mold: Caucasian, middle…

Why Don’t Churches Talk About Health?

How many sermons have you heard about fitness and health? Not many, I bet. But…

What’s Your Legacy?

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

How to Work From Home Without Losing Your Mind

It sounded like a good idea to work at home, fantastic even. I could get…

20 Things Every Twentysomething Should Know How to Do

First things first, most twentysomethings are too hard on themselves. It’s one of the downsides…

Rebekah Lyons: Finding Your Calling is About Learning Obedience

The idea of having a specific “calling” in life tends to be kind of a…

4 Ways to Help a Hurting Friend

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran in 2019. A couple of years ago my life…