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What Does A Life Look Like When Radical Love Takes Hold?

I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately. I wonder: Can the human heart comprehend what it means to really love others well? I know I want to. I want to love as God loves, but too often when confronted with a contentious situation, I’m not proud of my response. I have read and re-read the story of Hosea in recent …

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Single And Celebrating Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a thorn in the side of single people. Christmas decorations and gift wrap aren’t even marked for clearance before the stores start bringing in the boxes of Valentines, specialty chocolates and all things red and romantic. As single people, we just survived two major holidays with families and friends asking us why we are still single, only …

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3 Tips For Developing Relationships Around Valentine’s Day

I have a lot of experience with what it’s like to be a Christian single gal living in the millennial age. Some holidays can drive a single woman in her late 30s to scream at Valentine’s Day. Another pass at Christmas, another New Year and, oh-no-Heaven-forbid, another Valentine’s Day … still unmarried and single. Should I hurry up and jump online to meet …

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When You Feel God Let You Down

Have you ever felt let down by God? I have definitely been there. One time in particular jumps to the forefront of my mind … I remember the feeling of being under water. Wave upon wave of pain. I described it to others as the throbbing pain you get when you slam your finger in the door combined with getting …

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Can You Enjoy Being Single On Valentine’s Day?

You know what really grinds my gears? When people try to deflate someone else’s dreams. This year I have to ask: Am I the only one who enjoys Valentine’s Day? I am a romantic, though at some points in my life it was hard to admit. But now I don’t find anything wrong with celebrating love. Are you one of those …

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When Flirting And Flattery Don’t Work

Some time ago I met a flirtatious guy while traveling.   It’s super-common for people to be flirtatious in airports, or while traveling in general. With the transience inherent in travel, stakes are low and excitement is high. (Reminds me of relationships that form on the courage of drugs and alcohol. Not exactly flattering. Good gracious!) But privacy is important …

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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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Saying No To Mr. 90% Right

One week after Valentine’s Day, I put the final nail into the coffin of a relationship I knew wasn’t going to work: I made our relationship Facebook official. I met Chris on Match.com. After two years of online dating, I had been on what felt like a million first dates. Mr. Wrong, Mr. Uncommitted, Mr. Finding-Himself – I had met …

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Is He Just Being Friendly, Or Is He Interested?

Ladies. Friends. Sisters. Can I ask you to listen up for a few minutes? There’s a time to be gentle and a time to be firm. I want to level with you right now. Too often friends have told me how a guy has led them on, and I listen as they lay all blame for their broken hearts on …

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Why We Need To Trust The Process In Our Singleness

How many of us consider ourselves to be role models? I usually don’t think of myself that way until I’m reminded by people, from family to strangers via social media, that what I share in my writings are good enough for them to read — and I pray — learn from. To be honest, there are some hard days for …

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