relationship

Why God May be Calling You to Stay in the ‘Wrong’ Church

Relationships are hard and they are often messy. Many times, it’s easier to give up than to wrestle with and work through deep issues, but most people seem to know that a relationship with true commitment and substance will be able to make it past the honeymoon stage. We seem to understand this general principle …

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Teach the Real ‘Personal Relationship with Jesus’

One of the greatest benefits I received from my youth pastor and Young Life leaders in high school was the critical observation that Christianity is a relationship, not a religion. Having grown up in the 1980s and 1990s American South, where church attendance was often a compulsory cultural behavior, this delineation needed to be clear. …

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Americanizing Jesus: Have We Have Modernized Jesus Out of Our Churches.

“It is quite an education when I consider the degree of anger and hostility I get from “Christians” when I simply point out the ethics that Jesus taught, you know, “red letter” stuff, like, love your enemies, do good to them who spitefully use you, etc. People will dodge, dance, resist, resent, fight, attack, slander …

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Dating: Why?

Cute texts, long calls, matching outfits, sharing stories. If you asked me “Why dating?” a year ago, my answer would’ve been something along those lines. It’s almost an odd thing to even consider. Dating has become such a normal part of our modern culture that many have never stopped to question it. Try asking some …

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The Problem With Saying “I Would Never Date Someone With A Past Porn Struggle”

It’s no secret the normalization of porn is ongoing and everywhere and, as a result, lots of people watch porn. Couple that with the well-known dangers of watching porn and it can be easy (and lazy) to point the finger and make those who watch the ultimate villains. But here’s the problem. For those who …

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Is It A Bad Idea To Date Someone Who Watches Porn?

This is a huge question that our generation has to deal with. Before the internet, it may have been possible for people to grow up and have relationships without either partner ever having seen porn, at least not on a regular basis. Unfortunately, with some exceptions, many people are now finding that those days are …

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