Best of 20 Years: Fan Favorites

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We’re celebrating 20 years of Boundless! In these 20 years, we’ve written over 6,000 articles and blog posts, and we’ve recorded over 500 episodes of “The Boundless Show.” With so much content, are you wondering what stood out? Here are a few pieces that resonated the most over the years with all of you, our fans.

1. Biblical Dating Series

Dating is confusing. Especially if you’re trying to figure out how to date biblically in a way that pleases God. And it’s even more confusing in the wake of courtship models presented by Joshua Harris’ “I Kissed Dating Goodbye.” In 2012, Scott Croft wrote the Biblical Dating Series to help provide some guidelines and answer some questions. Some agree with the ideas presented, and some don’t — but it’s definitely gotten people thinking and talking about what biblical dating might look like. Take a look at the first article in the series: “Biblical Dating: How It’s Different From Modern Dating.”

2. “4 Things Every Boyfriend Really Needs From His Girlfriend”

We’re concerned about being good enough. Including being a “good” girlfriend and boyfriend. But are we paying attention to the things that matter? The things our significant other really needs? In 2015, Eric Giesow shared with us the four things every boyfriend really needs, and his wife, Erica Giesow, shared with us the four things every girlfriend really needs.

3. “5 Christian Clichés That Need to Die”

We’ve all heard them. And we’re all tired of hearing them. Can you guess which ones? It might be humorous to think about which ones Christians say far too often, but Matt Smethurst pointed us to a bigger issue with these clichés: They’re not communicating genuine, biblical advice. Written in 2016, this piece still holds advice for today — as these Christian clichés haven’t died yet.

4. “Who Is Lisa Anderson?: Episode 288”

For our 500th episode of “The Boundless Show” we asked you all to vote on your favorite interview on the podcast. Over a quarter of you chose “Who Is Lisa Anderson?” — when the tables were turned and our very own Lisa Anderson was interviewed by Susie Larson. Are you new to the show and haven’t heard it yet? Listen to this fan-favorite episode now.


Of course, with over 6,000 articles and blog posts and over 500 podcast episodes, these four mentioned above only scratch the surface. So tell us, what are your favorites?

About the Author

Abby DeBenedittis
Abby DeBenedittis

Abby DeBenedittis is the editor and project manager for Boundless at Focus on the Family. She likes to write about how faith in Jesus Christ intersects with and influences ordinary life and daily routines. After graduating from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, she worked at David C. Cook, editing their adult nonfiction books and a few children’s books, too. A fan of Colorado’s 300 days of sun, she’s often out hiking or hammocking, and on the cold, snowy days, she’s usually playing five-hour board games or drinking a white mocha at a local coffee shop.