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When Is it OK to End a Friendship?

Friendships, and how to appropriately navigate them can be really tricky. Because on one hand,…

The Connection Between Faith and Health

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

12 Things Every Healthy Dating Relationship Needs

I’ve always wanted to be married, but I’m still single at 44 years old. In…

Life Won’t Begin at Your Next Milestone

“This isn’t the real world,” they told us. High school teachers, grumpy old men at…

When Your Spouse Feels More Like a Roommate

The first time I met Sarah and Tom, I thought that they were a special…

Singleness Does Not Mean Unhappiness

I was sitting on a panel about dating when someone asked the classic question: “What’s…

Five Ways to Be Generous Even If You’re Broke

God calls us to be generous. But what if you’re broke, barely making it through…

Three Big Myths Movies Taught Us About Sex

We all remember those awkward “talks” with our parents or those sixth grade reproductive health…

Remove “We’ll See” From Your Social Planning Vocabulary

Long ago (in the days before social distancing and even Snapchat), making plans—and breaking them—required…

Today’s Devotional: The Next Best Thing

RELEVANT covers living a simple and practical life escaping the trap of the material.

The Secret to Creating Friendships That Last

In a world bloated with quick fixes, instant gratification and social media profiles, it can…

Loving the Hard to Like

Some people are just harder to love than others—we all have that gregarious friend we…

The Five Friends You Really Need

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

A Guide to Newlywed Sex

RELEVANT looks at how sex can be hard to resist before marriage—and how confusing it can be after the wedding day.

There’s No Difference Between ‘Spiritual’ and ‘Secular’

The sacred/secular divide is this idea that some things are sacred or spiritual, and they…

Six Myths Too Many Twentysomethings Believe About Purpose

Like just about everyone, you want your life to make an impact. But for twentysomethings,…

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…

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…

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.…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Everyone Wants To Go to Heaven, Just Not Yet

Tyler Charles writes a blog for RELEVANT about how all of us know we’re supposed to want to go to heaven … just not yet.

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…

Three Lies Culture Tells Us About Being Single

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

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,…