Alex Chediak (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley) is a professor of engineering and physics at California Baptist University. He is the author of Thriving at College (Tyndale House, 2011), Preparing Your Teens for College (Tyndale House, 2014), and Beating the College Debt Trap (Zondervan, 2015). He's written for Christian College Guide, Boundless, and many other publications. He has appeared on Focus on the Family and has spoken to churches and college ministries all over the country. Alex; his wife, Marni; and their three children reside in Riverside, Calif.
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The book of Ecclesiastes is an honest response to the painful reality that life sometimes feels out of control, cruelly random and meaningless.
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How to find what excites you, will qualify you for a job, and uses your gifts and talents
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Overcoming sexual guilt and avoiding infidelity in your new marriage
In community with God's people, singles can discern their calling and (where appropriate) pursue marriage honorably.
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Don't sacrifice integrity just to get a good deal.
Choosing an occupation can be dizzying. Doesn't have to be that way.
Exaggerations and over-commitments seem fairly benign. They're not.
Are you recreating, or merely entertaining yourself?
Pursue winning, but Christianly.
It's time to grow up.
For most men, a godly wife will bring blessings that nothing else can.
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