Promise Rings and Purity Talks Aren’t Enough

Christian singles need more than the purity narrative of “save sex for marriage.”

I Want Honest Feedback — But Not Really

It’s considered mature and forward-thinking to ask for feedback. But I have no idea who’s actually doing it, because it’s sure not me or my friends.

The Dangerous Beauty of Friendship

Friendship can be an enemy, a seduction of the mind lying beyond the reach of investigation. Or not.

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Do I Really Love Her or Just Want Her?

God shot me the question: If you really love her, you would want what I have planned for her. It was as if a wave of truth washed my clouded mind.

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Pets Are No Substitute for People

When there’s a void in my life I need to fill, whether it’s loneliness, depression or anxiety, a roomful of puppies will never be sufficient.

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Young Adults Face Pressure Surrounding “Ring by Spring”

As if finding the “perfect” spouse isn’t stressful enough, the pressure surrounding “ring by spring” can add an extra dose of anxiety.

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Gossip: Destroyer of Community

A pastor, a friend, his wife! Yet no one seemed to care enough to confront or even ask him about the gossip that was being shared.

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Four Ways to Start Dating This Summer

Summer does hold promise for those looking for love and serious relationships.