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I've Fallen in Love - But How Do I Know if I Should Marry Them?

You want to yoke yourself with someone who also wants to change. Someone who puts you first in the relationship rather than themselves will be more likely to do so as you progress in your marriage. A marriage that's others-centered is ultimately one of the most successful relationships you can have.

10 Ways to Renew Your Single Mindset

As you begin to refocus your mind, create realistic expectations for living a peaceful, prosperous single life. Be sure they revolve around your individual purpose during this season and not a relationship.

How to Stay Positive When You're Spending the Holidays Alone

“I love the Lord, because He hears my voice and my supplications. Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore, I shall call upon Him as long as I live.” (Psalm 116:1-2 NAS)The Holidays can be a difficult and poignant time as the seasons of life change due to loss of loved ones, children and grandchildren being unable to make it home for the holidays, lack of money to buy gifts, or harvesting seeds we’ve planted the past year.I understand and have wasted too many holidays wallpapering my mind with the if-only moments. Mother always quoted, when any of us began that bottomless trek through the quagmire of if-only with one of her favorite retorts. “If wishes were fishes, we’d all have a fry.”But we don’t need stale, unhelpful, sayings. We need help. Real and lasting help from the Helper of our souls.
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10 Things to Do if You're Spending Christmas Alone

The reality for some is that they may be estranged from family, have missed out on gatherings with friends, or just want to spend this Christmas in their own company. If you’ve intentionally or unintentionally planned to spend your Christmas holiday solo this year and don’t know what to do, look at the list below for a few ideas to get you started.

How Can I Stop Comparing Myself to Others?

Take your stand against the devil and don’t allow him to tempt you into playing the comparison game any longer. It is built upon lies and insecurities—both of which God doesn’t want you to have anything to do with.

15 Journal Prompts to Build a Life of Thankfulness

The following prompts are designed to help you focus on the Lord instead of yourself, to focus on the blessings you have been given rather than the bad things that have happened to you. May the following prompts be a healthy starting place that will lead you to a lifelong habit of expressing thanks.

7 Helpful Ways to Make and Keep Friends

At the age of twenty-one, I moved far from home with my husband, who served in the Air Force. It was the first of many transitions in my adult life. Bereft of friends and extended family, I floundered in loneliness until I learned how to make and keep friends. In our current culture, where we can work, shop, go to church, and socialize in isolation online, many people find themselves caught in a lonely wilderness between a plethora of virtual “friends” and a dearth of real relationships. Even worse, many contemplate using new AI technology to create an artificial connection tailored to their exact specifications.All these efforts at friendship fall short of God’s plan for the people He created. God designed us to live in relationship with others."Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble." (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 NLT)Human relationships are messy and sometimes unpredictable. Many feel ill-equipped—or maybe even a bit afraid—to jump in. Sometimes, we sit back and wait for someone to drop into our lives. But we don’t need to endure the loneliness of pseudo relationships.Why not consider implementing these seven ways to make and keep friends to enrich your life?Photo credit: ©Getty Images/Zorica Nastasic

Can We Get to Heaven with Tattoos?

With every fad or popular mainstream idea, especially the secular ones that seep into the church, it always leads to debate. There have been debates over music styles, worship, clothes, among others. On the debate stage today, we bring tattoos.

10 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Singles in Your Life

As holiday shopping begins, many may be confused about what to purchase for others, particularly the single people in your life. With so many options and loved ones to buy for, this can be a daunting task. However, it doesn't have to be. If you're confused about what to buy your single loved one for Christmas, take a look at the list below to get your thoughts started.


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