2 Common Workplace Sins to Avoid

As you know, getting drunk and doing drugs at work is unwise because you’ll get in trouble. They’re definite no-no’s, along with other obvious no-no’s, like stealing from your company and vandalizing the office. But there are two subtler no-no’s that are rampant in the workplace today.

God Can Use the Disappointing “No” in Your Life

I should be okay with hearing the word “no” when I expected to hear the word “yes.” But I’m not. I am surprised (not in the good way), and I am worried about the implications of that “no.”

Why You’re Looking for Jesus in Your Boyfriend

Somehow, I still have a hard-core crush on Sean...I imagine us having this amazing relationship that would make you crazy jealous. But it’s all fake. It’s all in my head.

4 Ways to Make Halloween More Fun and Less Spooky

It's almost impossible to completely avoid Halloween. Even if you decide not to trick-or-treat, Halloween decorations, candy, and costumes will still exist. Here are a few ideas to turn an often-spooky holiday into a great ministry opportunity.

Why I Don’t Like Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are”

I had heard this song before but had never seen the music video. Until a classmate included it in her presentation recently. At first, the lyrics made me feel good. But then I realized what message was being sent by this song—especially when it was combined with the music video.

Why You Don’t Have to Feel Beautiful

If we chase the “ideal” body, we will never be content. Trust me—I’ve tried. But you don’t have to love your body, You don’t even have to believe that you’re beautiful. Because it’s more important to pursue a godly heart than a toned body.

The 3 Greatest Fears of Inexperienced Daters

Honestly, there are lots of reasons why I’m scared about dating. I’m unsure what kinds of things we’ll talk about, how we’ll share hopes and dreams about the future, etc. Maybe, if you’re a completely inexperienced dater like me, you can relate to these three fears...

How to Respond When You’re Rejected (Again)

I couldn’t believe Reagan got up and left her seat beside me to sit with other people. Why had she rejected me again? Or, I could be asking myself when I will put the past behind me and forgive Reagan…because maybe I never really forgave her for rejecting me the first time.

Your Feelings Don’t Have to Control You

I felt weary and distant from God, and I felt apathetic about my circumstances. I know that feeling a certain way isn’t necessarily a choice...but following our feelings is a choice. And it has consequences.

How to Respond When You’re Rejected

I noticed her face somewhere in the sea of people, but I couldn’t tell where she had gone. All I knew was that she wasn’t sitting with me. And that hurt. How could she have ignored my offer? Why did she reject my invitation?

Why Daydreaming May Be More Dangerous than You Think

Believe it or not, even though I have never dated, I still have fantasies about what it will be like. If I’m being honest, I also think about sex and what it will be like. While it’s completely normal to think about dating, marriage, and sex, it can be dangerous.

Woes of a Summer Intern

During my summer internship, I can’t even remember the number of calls, meetings, and appointments that my coworkers had with others. Everyone who called or came into the office always seemed to need someone—except me.

Dear College Freshman

My freshman year was not long ago, and I can relate to your worry. However, I believe it’s possible to worry less about starting college if you don’t put so much pressure on yourself to succeed.

2 Big Lies We Believe about Our Schedules

In our constantly hurrying culture, we rush from one activity to the next—but we don’t often think about how God wants us to spend our time. Perhaps this is because we believe the two major lies about our schedules.

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