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50 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE FALLING IN LOVE

You like him. He likes you. Now what? Where do you go from here? Working through the nitty-gritty of a relationship can be exciting and confusing at the same time. How do you figure out if a guy is someone you want to spend the rest of your life with? Throughout the...

3 THINGS THAT EVERY GIRL NEEDS

3 THINGS EVERY GIRL NEEDS Pretend someone came up to you and asked, “What are the three things people need most?” Most of us would probably answer food/water, clothing, and shelter. What if someone asked you about the basic needs necessary for emotional survival?...

LOVE THAT DOESN’T LET GO

2017 marked the tenth year of my singleness.  Of not being in a long-term relationship, or of even dating.  My friend remarked about my single status – it’s because you have high standards.  I disagreed.  My wish list for a partner is rather short, and kept to the...

WORN OUT

What should the following sentence mean to you, a tired, overworked person? “They shall mount up with wings as eagles.” First, realize that God specializes in people like you. The pages of the Bible are chock full of stories about people who were, in...

WAITING

What comes to mind when someone tells you to wait?  Whether it’s at the bank, in your job (for that long-overdue promotion) or for “the one” to come along and profess undying love (admit it, you started wishing at age 12 and haven’t stopped since) – waiting often...

WHEN YOU’RE ANGRY AT GOD’S PLAN

I had tried every remedy I could think of. From melatonin to other sleep aids, sleep masks to ear plugs, all of these so-called “solutions” for sleeping trouble resulted in more wakeful evenings for me. For the girl who had never had much trouble with sleep, I was...

THE LIES A CHURCH-GROWN KID BELIEVES

A conversation with a friend ignited a question that I had in my mind for a long time. It was a struggle I’ve been pondering for a couple of years. A pastor’s kid was opening up to this friend about the time she accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and that there...

WORTH A LOT OF SPARROWS

Are not five sparrows sold for two cents? And yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are worth more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6-7 At two cents per five sparrows, one dollar’s worth would...

3 WAYS TO FIGHT DATING TEMPTATIONS

We grow up learning about Eve being tempted in the Garden (Gen. 3:1–7) and Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness (Matt. 4:1–11). Maybe we’ve often repeated the Lord’s prayer that states, “Lead us not into temptation” (Matt. 6:13). Temptation presents itself in various...

THE LOVE OF BEAUTY

I know beauty when I see it. I am now out-of-doors in the morning on a spring day, drinking coffee with the right kind of cup, a light breeze flowing over my shoulder, the prospect of a useful day (which is the best day for me) and a sense of God’s hand planning all...

HOW TO FIND A WIFE

The proverb says, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the Lord” (Prov. 18:22). But wisdom also tells us that one should seek this blessing from the Lord at the appropriate time and in a godly way. Many Christians enter the dating scene while...

A PIECE OF ADVICE FROM AN NGSB GUY

This is for my fellow Christian teenagers and adolescents, who are waiting or already dating. I write this letter to you, not because I know so much or I have been in a relationship (I haven’t been in any relationship), but because I am blessed enough that I was saved...

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CHANGE?

Have you ever said, “I’ll never do that again!” only to make the same mistake a few days later? If you’re a Christian, at some point in your walk with God, you’ll feel stuck in the same cycle of sinful decisions and foolish mistakes. So...

WHY AM I SO DISCONTENT?

I recently got this message from someone: “I’m trying really hard right now to embrace singleness as a gift, as you mentioned in your post “Theology of Singleness.” I think it would help ease my mind to know more about the things I will experience in my relationship...

BUT WAIT!

The sun is about to set, and you’re still sitting on that same bench in the middle of the park, listening to your favorite songs for hours now. You’re trying your best to ease your boredom as you stare at your watch, counting every tick of time. Moments...