Adulthood

Don’t Fear Success (but Don’t Idolize It Either)

When we put God at the center of our work, we are free to be successful and free to be failures because we know it is ultimately about Him — we are only called to be faithful.

Promptness Is Worth Practicing

Most of us are OK with being late, especially with the arrival of technology that allows us to let everyone else know that we are “on our way.” You aren’t late when you tell them you are coming, right?

A Man’s Fear of Failure

When we quietly suspect that we don’t have what it takes, we shrink back in all sorts of passive ways. So what does it take to stay engaged in the face of fear?

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Giving God Control of My Singleness

Because God has control of my singleness, I am free to pour my time and energy into whatever opportunities come my way, even if they aren’t what I expected.

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Why Singles Shouldn’t Write Off Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love — particularly the love that leads to marriage — and those of us who are single have at least three reasons to celebrate.

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If Only Life Were a Romantic Comedy

The leading lady for my romantic comedy kept getting recast. Despite my tenacity, the romantic relationships I pursued weren’t working out.

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4 Steps to Reduce the Pain of Rejection

When I got rejected, I questioned every detail, which only led to more pain. But I’ve learned there are better ways to deal with rejection.

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Gentlemen Don’t Finish Last

The other day I saw another single man complaining on Facebook about how nice guys always finish last. But the premise is false.