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Why Not Live Together?

Have you ever considered moving in with your boyfriend? If you have, or are seriously tempted to do it, consider: It is common knowledge that women and children suffer more poverty after a cohabiting relationship breaks up, but it’s not so well underst …

Survival Not Important

Last year I was co-leading a drama ministry at my church. After nine months of creating and performing original dramas,  a series of events, along with the Holy Spirit’s nudge, convinced us the group should not continue. My co-leader and I agreed to pr …

Dealing with Sexual Confusion

  As a prepubescent youth, when I first learned the meaning of homosexuality from friends at school, I remember immediately questioning every emotion I had for my male friends when I was around them. It was the first of several sexual identity cri …

From “Hi” to “I Do” in a Year

  I married her about a year after I first met her. I met her in church, and also saw her around the university campus, where she was a grad student and where I had some clients. A couple of months after I first saw her, and after we’d chatted som …

Where’s Your Motivation to Marry, Guys?

Over the past week, I’ve spoken with two attractive, gifted single women about the headaches of dating. Both of these women have great jobs here at Focus on the Family, are fun to be with and have a lot to offer in the roles they’d love to play some da …

Single-Parent Adoption?

  Kids do best when they have both a mother and father caring for them, of course, but what about single adults who have a heart for kids and are interested in adoption? Should they really consider adopting a child? If they have a strong sense tha …

Sick and Alone

Being sick when you’re single is no fun. You’re wishing someone would bring you soup, run to the store for medicine, or just watch TV with you. But some see sickness as an opportunity to read Scripture and lean on the Lord. Viewing sickness as an oppor …

Church Search 101

  “What do I look for in a church?” At the risk of sounding incredibly simplistic, I would say it’s expositional preaching. Seven years ago when I had to leave Capitol Hill Baptist Church because of a move, I asked Pastor Mark Dever what I should …

Made to Believe

  Why do people believe in God? Following several decades of research on the topic, anthropologist and atheist Scott Atran is saying that humans seem to be hard-wired to believe. The New York Times article reports: He had received a doctorate in a …

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