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God Has a Purpose in Your Disappointment

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,” says King Solomon. Proverbs, which Solomon wrote, speak to…

The 5 Friends You Really Need

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

Top 10 Relationship Killers

“We’re getting a divorce,” she explained, with a look of disappointment on her face. Her…

Are You Loving God Out of Obligation?

Maybe you already know the Lord, but the way you know Him isn’t working for…

Brokering Charity

It’s a great thing to give to organizations who are on the front lines serving those in need. But perhaps we also need to step out among those in need ourselves, where life gets a little more messy, and a little deeper in the Kingdom.

Making the Most of a Breakup

Joe Terrell writes a blog for RELEVANT about the lessons he learned from a breakup—and how it was a call for him to get closer to God.

Jesus Is Not an Online Boyfriend

Kurt Willems on why spiritual tweets and posts are no substitute for an offline relationship with God.

A Hope That Can Survive Death

Leanne Penny shares what she has learned since last Mother’s Day about life, death and hope.

The Inevitable “Touch”

Our TV columnist on how the new Fox show Touch demonstrates the power of humanity’s connection.

People Are Not Peas

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

When You’re the One in the Wrong

K.L. Yeatman on taking the blame and seeking forgiveness.

Speak Like You Mean It

Maria Baer writes a blog for RELEVANT about how important it is to be intentional and forthright with the language you use.

The Good in Grief

Erica McNeal shares how the pain of trials can allow us to understand God better and share that understanding with others.

The Salt of the Earth (and Chocolate)

MariJean Wegert writes about sharing coffee and community with a homeless man.

The Silent Grief of Miscarriage

Caleb Wilde writes about the pain miscarriages cause and why it shouldn’t be overlooked.

Branding Evangelism

C.J. Casciotta writes on the difference between being like Jesus and selling Jesus.

The Pain and Peace of Death

Gabe Holloway shares the story of his daughter, Annie, who survived only 45 minutes after birth.

A New Standard for Creativity

Josh Marsh writes about the nonprofit he and a few of his friends started, The Likeness Standard, which sells art and donates to other nonprofits.

Redefining Manhood

Timothy Willard and Jason Locy comment on what it really means to be a man and how out culture has prolonged adolescence.

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.

What to Consider Before Considering Kids

Tor Constantino shares 6 important questions to determine if it’s time to have children yet.

Caring When Your Neighbor Is an “Intruder”

Lorena Féliz writes a column for Reject Apathy about the moment her heart was changed for her country, the Dominican Republic’s neighbor—Haiti.

How to Fight Well

Tor Constantino writes a blog for RELEVANT listing seven keys to fighting well in a relationship.

Remembering Society’s Forgotten

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

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.

Why Cohabitation Doesn’t Work

Rob McNiff writes a blog for RELEVANT looking at the reasons why cohabitation doesn’t work.

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.

The Realistic Guide to Love

RELEVANT looks at how to make love work at every stage of a relationship—just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Some People Just Don’t Like You

Maria Baer writes a blog for RELEVANT about the signs that mean someone just doesn’t like you.

Finding—and Being—Good Community

Ryan Haack writes a blog for RELEVANT about having a disability and what it means to find community.

Martin, Muslims and the Softening of a Heart

Molly Schnepel writes a blog for RELEVANT about a soldier named Martin who learned how to forgive Muslims after feeling so much hatred.

Pursuing Singleness

Stacey Margarita Johnson writes an article for RELEVANT about choosing singleness and celibacy for her life.

Making Engagement Count

Tom Hagedon writes a blog for RELEVANT about how he and his fiancee made their engagement count and made sure that they were preparing for the best life together possible.

Plato, Adultery and Christians

Jared Byas writes a blog for RELEVANT on why Plato and other Greek philosophers might have something to tell Christians about adultery.

Damp Towels and Tandem Kayaks

Jake and Melissa Kircher write a blog for RELEVANT about marriage and some tips to make it through those difficult first conflicts.

Heeding Our Call

Columnist Jill Hansen describes how three homeless people changed her perception of the people she meets on the street.

Santa of the Streets

Brandon Sneed writes a blog for RELEVANT about a homeless man named Santa who felt called to live on the streets.

10 Ways to Fail to Communicate

Chad Miller writes a column for RELEVANT about the 10 different communication methods/types that impede our ability to communicate with others.

Liking Your Neighbor

Shannon Quay writes a column for RELEVANT about the need to like your neighbor—not just love them.

Relationships Are Painful and Worth It

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