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Samuel Harris

Samuel N. Harris is a Christian twenty-something, a lifelong learner, a professional educator and an aspiring writer. After graduating (twice) from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, he now lives in Waldorf, Maryland, where he teaches high school English at Grace Christian Academy. Sam enjoys blogging about humorously awkward life experiences, as well as writing nerdy science fiction and the occasional poem. He would like to be either an author, a teacher or a superhero when he grows up.

The Cost Of Being In Love

Everyone wants to be in love. At least we say we do, and usually mean it. But often it’s about what we want love to do for us: make us happy, fulfill us, provide stability. We don’t always realize that love and all its benefits aren’t free; they come with a cost. They require us to change, grow, work and …

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Learning To Look Past The Limitations Of Who You’ll Date

I’ve always been cautious and careful by nature, rule-following and by-the-book. That was how I dated, too. I had a certain way I would and wouldn’t do things, a list of qualifications I was looking for (and thought I wanted). People told me I had too many rules and not quite enough risks, but I was usually too stubborn and …

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Book Review: Forbidden Friendships by Joshua D. Jones

Why can’t men and women just be friends? It’s a question that many have asked before for one reason or another. Friendship seems so simple, and yet it can get overly complicated due to social expectations and unclear intentions. Maybe you’ve tried to pursue a mixed-gender friendship with honest intentions, but have had friends or family gently “encouraging” you to …

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3 Things You Must Do To Have An Honest Relationship

Honesty. It’s one thing we all say we want in a relationship, right? Maybe we’ve been led on or betrayed in the past. Maybe we’ve become fed up with mixed signals and trying to navigate the guessing game of the dating world. Or maybe we just have a hard time opening up to others and being honest ourselves. Whatever the …

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What If Your Relationship With God Is Not As Bad As You Think

Have you ever felt like your relationship with God isn’t quite what it should be? If you’ve been in church for a while, or have ever taken time to think about your relationship with God at all — you probably have felt this way at some point. It seems common for us to say and feel like our current Christian …

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The Healing Power Of Words

We all know the words we speak to each other are very powerful. They can either help or hurt, encourage or discourage, build up or tear down. And we’ve heard so often — both as children and adults, both in and out of the church — how important it is to use our words rightly for others’ benefit. We know …

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Being Content For All The Wrong Reasons

Someone recently asked me, “Are you praying for a wife?” I answered honestly, “No, not really.” The person seemed surprised. “But why not?” My reply was something like: “Well, I’m young, and I just moved here and started a new life on my own. I don’t need to settle down right away.” It’s a nice line. One I’ve grown accustomed …

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When God Doesn’t Meet Your Expectations

What happens when God doesn’t meet your relationship expectations? If you’ve been single for any amount of time, then you’ve probably had to face this question before. When we were younger, many of us bought into the belief that God had a special person predestined for us, and we would inevitably meet them and fall in love by a certain …

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Wielding The White Knight Within

I have this scenario in my head that I keep coming back to. Usually there’s a beautiful girl trapped and helpless, a damsel in distress if you will, and some kind of dastardly evil villain leaning over her. Then I charge in heroically, beat up the bad guy, and embrace and comfort the girl until we ride off into the …

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Don’t Be A Holy Internet Troll

Hello, my name is Sam, and I have a problem. It’s a problem that has become like an epidemic in our culture. I’ve tried to deal with and get better over time, yet the temptation is always there, and I end up regretting it almost every time I do it. Yes, my friends — I am guilty of arguing on …

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