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10 Things To Do on “Blue Monday”

Blue Monday is the name given to the third Monday in January, which is supposedly the most depressing day of the year. Here’s what I offer: 10  Even if you’ve broken your aggressive exercise resolutions, do enough exercise to release  the endorphins th …

How Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Began

  In 1983, an organization named Christian Action Council (now known as Care Net), founded with the help of Francis Schaeffer and former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, “asked President Ronald Reagan to create a special day to focus on the intrin …

Is Kissing Sinful?

OK, that’s perhaps a needlessly inciting headline. But it does get us to focus like a laser beam on the morality of kissing someone you’re not married to. The point in Scott Croft’s article, “Biblical Dating: To Kiss or Not to Kiss,” is that kissing as …

Really Good Friends?

  When I was in college, one of my friends introduced me to writing “rules to live by.” As things came up in life — ideas I thought were good, or things I thought I should avoid — I would write them down in a list format. Basically, it was a sim …

Avoiding Married-Speak

  I ran across an article that offers great advice to married people on befriending singles. One point, that I have experienced first-hand, is regarding the awkward things married people sometimes say: I have yet to find a witty response to the co …

Aspire to Marry a Sinner

  I was clicking through some posts on a singles forum and came across one titled “Dream wife and Dream husband.” I admit that I was surprised at the maturity of the responses. Dream spouse characteristics included honest, church-going, non-judgme …

Parents Recommending Marrying Later

  The second question in today’s Boundless Answers is from a reader whose dad thinks he should wait until his late twenties to get married. I’m hearing more and more about parents making this kind of recommendation. Some, like the one in this ques …

Freedom in Helplessness

  I recently interviewed a woman who had lost her husband unexpectedly to a stroke. As we talked, Milly laughingly told me she had some great material for a seminar, but she doubted anyone would come. The title, she said, would be: “I know absolut …

Why Some Stay Single

Today’s Crosswalk Singles newsletter is intriguing. In it, author Wendy Widder writes that singles whose prayers for a spouse go unanswered are experiencing the suffering that often characterizes the Christian life. “Telling singles that if they desire …

Priorities for the New Year

  Early last year I listened to a sermon Boundless writer Thabiti Anyabwile preached from Haggai 1 titled “Priorities.” It came to mind in the last days of December as I began to consider what my New Year’s resolutions would be. Like with many of …

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