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Nate Stevens

A missionary kid raised in a Christian home and church, Nate Stevens is a lifelong student of Scripture. He has enjoyed a 36-year banking career in a variety of leadership roles. He is the author of "Matched 4 Life," "Matched 4 Life Workbook," "Deck Time with Jesus," and contributes to the Moments book series (Divine Moments, Spoken Moments, Stupid Moments, etc.). He co-leads a singles ministry in the Charlotte, NC area and is a popular speaker / teacher at conferences, seminars and Bible study groups, speaking on a wide variety of topics. Nate currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina, is a newlywed to his beautiful wife, Karen, and is an active dad with two awesome kids, Melissa and Mitchell.

Headed Into Battle Unarmed

There’s a battle raging at this very moment. Though you may not recognize or admit it, you are right in the middle of it. This battle’s origin is from eternity past, but its finale is fast approaching. It isn’t a visible, physical battle of human flesh, blood, and smart bombs; rather, it’s a spiritual war against the powers of this …

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My Fascination With Sin

I do not understand our fascination with sin. Why are we so prone to dabble in it, excuse it, accept it or hide it? Why do we not loathe it, avoid it, fight it and expose it? Instead of quickly adopting some new “trend” of the world, why don’t we (as Christians) heed God’s instruction? “Come out from among them …

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Why Are My Prayers Delayed?

At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you…from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, …

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When God Gives You A Red Light

I hate red traffic lights! Even though traffic signals have green and yellow lights, they are still called “red” lights. Regardless of the fact they are meant for my protection, they signify stopping, impeding my progress, restricting my actions. In other words, my reactions to them reveal that I am impatient, inconsiderate of others and insensitive to the fact that …

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When God Closes In

Have you ever experienced a time in your life When no matter what you’ve tried, things just never seemed to get better … If you were Elijah, your brook dried up. If you were Jonah, the fish was gaining on you. If you were Paul, your horse bucked you off. You get picture – the lemons of life far outpace …

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Another Dateless New Year’s Eve

Dateless? Well, isn’t that just special – another article highlighting singleness and at a particularly vulnerable season, no less. Thank you for that. I get it, believe me. That was me for 10 long years. Each holiday season, I fervently asked God to make this the last one without someone “special” in my life. I prayed myself into a tizzy bargaining …

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Modeled Behavior

In the quest to solve the mystery of relationships, children and teenagers turn to many sources. But the most impactful source of all is the modeled behavior they see from their parents. If you are like me, my parents gave me little to no relational advice. Mostly, it was the usual, “Keep your hands to yourself,” “If we ever catch …

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Our Counterfeit Culture

Today’s single person faces a much different and more challenging cultural climate than previous generations. So many cultural pressures invade and influence every aspect of life. Social media, television, movies, magazines, educational environments, and liberal governmental rulings all encourage vast and ever-expanding cultural shifts. Some people consider this simply a progressive mindset, similar to the changing music or fashion trends from the …

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How Single Dads Can Be Just Like Jesus

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. — Ephesians 5:25 NIV Many men are willing to die; not enough are willing to truly live. Dying is easy. Living is hard. Dads, this one is for you in your role as fathers. Many fathers find it difficult to express genuine emotions or …

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The Deception Of Perception

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings. — (Jeremiah 17:9-10 / NKJV). Have you ever heard the adage, “My perception is my reality”? What I’ve found to …

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