• The Day My Debt Caught Up to Me

    You never forget the crappy days. As much as you want to, you can't. I used to see this as a curse … [Read More]

    The Day My Debt Caught Up to Me
  • More Than I Asked or Imagined

    I said I’d never move back to Louisiana. It was too small, too familiar. It was the Sportsman’s … [Read More]

    More Than I Asked or Imagined
  • 5 Spiritual Questions to Ask Your Online Match

    According to the Internet, dating is getting both easier and more difficult. Online dating creates a … [Read More]

    5 Spiritual Questions to Ask Your Online Match
  • It’s Ok, Be Picky

    I just got through the holidays. If I had a dime for how many times I was asked if I was in a … [Read More]

    It’s Ok, Be Picky
  • Intentionally Single?

    "Intentionally single” is probably not something most singles are trying to be. I know this because … [Read More]

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Relationships

Single in a Small Town

7 Reasons to Love Being Single in a Small Town

I spent the first 17 years of my life on a farm, the next 5 in a small college town, the last 13 in a city with millions, and I recently returned to live in the town of my alma mater. I love the bright lights of a big city more than I can possibly share. No, seriously. You can keep the suburbs; … [Read More...]




Spiritual Growth

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6 Resources to Help in the War on Porn

I’ve lost count of the number of college students who have asked for help recently in their battle to overcome a pornography addiction. And I daresay the number of girls who have asked for help surpasses the number of guys. From what I read and hear from others, the large number of girls is not … [Read More...]




Career

Battling Single Syndrome in the Workplace

Battling Single Syndrome in the Workplace

As singles we often face comments from others that are assumptions about our lives. Recently a friend of mine was the unwilling recipient of some advice related to her own body, based solely upon her age and single status. In the workplace this is frequently a happenstance for us as … [Read More...]




Church & Ministry

Community Is Worth Fighting For

Community Is Worth Fighting For

I’ve been here before. In fact, I’m well-acquainted with this place. But just because I know it well doesn’t mean I love it. Or that I want to stay here. When it comes to community, I’ve been struggling on all fronts for a while. The ebb and flow of friendships is both a beautiful and … [Read More...]




Stewardship

Buying vs. Renting

Buying versus Renting :: 5 Questions to Consider

A few years ago, I was nearing the end of my apartment lease. I was a 29-year old single guy who was tired of apartment hopping, so I started to contemplate buying vs. renting. For the previous decade, I had avoided the idea of homeownership for the following reasons: I wanted to stay free … [Read More...]