• Singleness Is Not a Disease and Marriage is Not the Cure

    Have you ever heard that old standard from The Great American Songbook “You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody … [Read More]

    Singleness Is Not a Disease and Marriage is Not the Cure
  • 10 Painstaking Lessons Learned from My Battle with Depression

    The news this week about Rick Warren’s family tragedy has made me delve into some dark places in my … [Read More]

    10 Painstaking Lessons Learned from My Battle with Depression
  • Have You Been Pursued?

    “We love, because He first loved us.” 1 John 4.19 This is one of the simplest, yet most profound … [Read More]

    Have You Been Pursued?
  • 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
  • Instead of Chasing Purity

    Yes. This is another post about purity. But maybe not the one you’re expecting. This is not about … [Read More]

    Instead of Chasing Purity


Featured Article:

eHarmony Experiment

The eHarmony Experiment :: Denise’s Story, Month 3

For 3 months earlier this year, Denise tried Christian Café in the first round of our Online Dating Experiment. Things didn’t go so well, and Denise didn’t find any matches worth dating. So, we offered for her to try another 3 months on a different online dating service. She accepted and chose eHarmony. Now, after finishing 3 months on eHarmony, here’s her take on how things went for her: … [Read More...]

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Are You Longing For More?

Are You Longing For More?

Recently I headed out early on Saturday morning. I grabbed my backpack and decided to head for a new adventure out in landscape unknown. I have a bit of a spontaneous hiker in me. At times I plan ahead weeks, other times I wake up and go. That was the only reason I was up to see the Royal Wedding a few years back, I was trying to see the sunrise … [Read More...]

Single and…a Chaplain

Single and…a Chaplain

Editor’s Note: This is another installment in our “Single and…” series where we will interview singles from all walks of life. It is our hope that you are encouraged by the stories of people who have a similar journey as you, who share the same dreams you have, who face the same hurdles you do, and who can remind you that you are not … [Read More...]

On Having Real Talks

On Having Real Talks

There’s been an interesting area of growth in my life the last few years. I’ve always disliked small talk. When I talk about the weather, I want to go full on science talk with it. So if we ever meet in the elevator and you mention how it’s going to rain today, be prepared for me to talk about how it’s caused by the front moving in from the south, … [Read More...]

What I've Learned Traveling Alone

What I’ve Learned Traveling Alone

Traveling alone was never part of the plan. This is coming from a girl who sometimes gets depressed staying in a hotel by myself when I’m traveling for an out-of-town wedding. For me, moving to another country was always on my after marriage list. But somehow, at the age of 25, I found myself getting on a plane, trying to overcome the tightness … [Read More...]




Relationships

love knot

The Thing About Love…

Sarcasm is my love language. Bacon is my love language. Downton Abbey is my love language. Travel is my love language. Starbucks is my love language. Any others you want to add to the list? Ever since Gary Chapman penned the book The 5 Love Languages in the 90’s it seems like it’s become an … [Read More...]




Spiritual Growth

Fall

Matters of Life and Death

I’m amazed every year when Fall rolls around. It has always been my favorite season, even before I moved to a part of the country that actually had trees that changed colors. I love that first cool evening when you can finally pull out a sweater, Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and of course, the changing … [Read More...]




Career

8 Ways to Serve Others While You're at Work

8 Ways to Serve Others While You’re at Work

We often think about ways to serve others in our home, in our church, or even in our city, but often we overlook our workplace. And it’s easy to do. After all, for many of us, it’s the one place we go to daily that we tolerate, but don’t exactly…love. Some of us are so busy counting down the … [Read More...]




Church & Ministry

Yes, I am a very classy guy.

What I Learned from Attending (Yet Another) Wedding

If you’re reading this, chances are you are not married. Make a mental note right now: Invite me to your wedding. If necessary, provide airfare and accommodations. I am not good at a lot of things but going to weddings and making them fun is one of the blessings our great God has bestowed upon … [Read More...]




Stewardship

Red

10 Financial Improvements You Could Make Right Now

We're pretty sure we've covered the importance of putting yourself on a budget as well as paying down debt…extensively. But one of the things we've noticed about ourselves (and our friends) is that many of us could be stewarding our financial resources better. Maybe we are not in debt, but some … [Read More...]