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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.

Asking God To Bless Or Block The Potential Relationship

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. — (Psalm 37:4, NKJV) “Dear God, please bless it or block it.” That has been my prayer lately on quite a few life issues. A good friend recently shared that simple prayer with me as we talked about her relationship challenges and struggles. As many …

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Should Christian Singles Have Lists?

Let all things be done decently and in order. — I Corinthians 14:40 (NKJV) Okay, let’s get this out in the open from the start. Yes, guys have lists. Gals have lists. Everyone has lists — or maybe they should. Recently, a lonely and distressed young lady shared her relationship frustration with me. When I asked what type of guy she was …

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Why God Is Trustworthy And Good

As the Great Physician, God heals the many wounds that come into my life. As the Almighty Comforter, He comforts my sufferings with His all-sustaining peace. I may not know the reasons behind every move He makes or circumstance I experience; But I do know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that He holds me in His hands.   As …

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What We Can Learn From Betrayal

I realize not everyone has suffered betrayal, disloyalty or heartbreak at the hands of people they formerly trusted. If that has never happened to you, feel free to move on to another article. But if it has, please enjoy learning from my experience. Of course, we’ve all experienced that stinging sensation as the proverbial knife blade slides its permanent groove into …

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Challenges Of Being A Single Leader In Ministry

As a relatively new leader in singles ministry, I’ve encountered an unwritten rule that goes something like this: Unless you are married (happily or otherwise) and regardless of your spiritual depth, scriptural knowledge or Christian experience, your leadership in ministry will be suspect. Thank you for your willingness, but please get married first, then reapply for the leadership position. And …

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5 Keys To Loving Fearlessly

Each year around Valentine’s Day, thoughts are focused on love — on loving and being loved. And it’s usually not the “for God so loved the world” unconditional, sacrificial kind of love either. It’s the sappy, overwhelming, feel-good, affirming, affectionate, kissy-poo kind of love. Thoughts of tender moments and being held in the arms of someone who loves you dearly. …

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4 Aspects 4 A Lasting Relationship: Part 7

We’ve previously looked at how relationships are more fulfilling when they involve interdependent compatibility of heart, mind, soul and body. Now let’s now pull it all together to solve the mystery of relationships. First Clue — Men as Husbands We find our first clue in Ephesians 5:25. A husband should love his wife the same way Christ loved the Church …

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4 Aspects 4 A Lasting Relationship: Part 6

We’ve seen how our spirits, minds, and souls affect our relationships. Now let’s get physical and discover how God intends for our bodies to interact in relationships. Your body is the temporary physical address where your spirit, mind, and soul reside. You use your body in your worship of God, your service to God, and your physical interaction with other …

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4 Keys To Finding The Missing Pieces

When I was a child, my family would put puzzles together, sometimes huge puzzles that would take weeks to assemble. Then when my children were young, we would put their favorite puzzles together, glue the pieces together and then frame them as pictures for their rooms. To this day, several puzzles hang in their bedrooms as reminders of our successful, …

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Honor In The “Friend Zone”

Let’s have some fun with a frightening phrase that instantly renders us speechless: The Friend Zone! Ugghh! Your heart just skipped a beat, didn’t it? Realizing some of you think this topic is about as much fun as a root canal or a tax audit, we’ll keep this lighthearted so we’re super-sensitive on such a delicate subject. Few words cause more …

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