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Aug 2018

Intentional Swiping: Navigating Dating Apps

By Arielle Estoria I want to meet him while reading a book in the corner of a coffee shop somewhere. Or maybe we’ll unexpectedly brush shoulders as we both enter onto a subway car and an Adele soundtrack will be playing in the background. .As the slow song begins to play, we will casually start to walk towards each other and most likely I will...

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17

Jul 2018

Beauty and Purpose In the Waiting

By Arielle Estoria || There is something about this season that is just as frustrating as it is beautiful. It is the point in our lives where we decide to either sit and twiddle our thumbs waiting for someone to come along and give our lives purpose and excitement or it’s the season where we are wild and reckless with a “do now, think later”...

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Season of Romance

15

Feb 2017

Season of Romance

Hey Ladies! Check out this post by Asia Major-Waithe who was willing to share her story about God drawing her into Him in a deeper way as her Bridegroom and Husband. Valentine’s Day might be over, but our relationship with God can continually grow deep, even as single ladies! By: Asia Major-Waithe It can definitely be difficult to be single these days… sometimes it feels...

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Trusting Completely

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Feb 2017

Trusting Completely

By: Danielle Kingsley “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and...

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15

Aug 2016

Don’t Be A Settler

“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” – Romans 8:25 You may have seen a DirecTV commercial recently where it depicts pioneer-clad people “settling” for cable television instead of choosing to use their satellite service. The tag line at the end of the ad is simple – “Don’t be a settler.” I usually don’t pay attention...

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When You Invite God Into Your Breakup

05

Jul 2016

When You Invite God Into Your Breakup

By: Danielle Kingsley I recently dated a great guy for a few months. He had all the key qualities and character traits I’ve ever wanted in a godly man, and on top of that, he was all kinds of handsome. On paper, we were perfect for each other. We had so much in common, we made each other laugh, we served together, and we challenged...

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22

May 2016

Tips for Preparing for Wedding Season

By: Rachel Brown Wedding season is upon us, and for many of us, that means we have several back-to-back weekends that will be spent celebrating brides-to-be at their bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and the actual weddings themselves. Whether we’re a member of the bridal party or not, we all have supportive roles to play as our dear family members and friends enjoy this exciting season...

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24

Feb 2016

Father Knows Best

For too long I’ve been concerned about the desire to be in a relationship. When I start to think about what it would be like to have a boyfriend, quite quickly, my mood can flip, on the verge of becoming completely obsessed with the idea. So why is it bad for me to make these things at the forefront of my mind? Why is it...

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13

Jan 2016

Stand Above Judgement

By: Kelsey Alexander We aren’t always as nice as we seem. Sure, we may smile and give a girlfriend a compliment, but every so often there is a rush that runs through us of jealousy or contempt. If any of us can let go of our self-righteous pride, we can relate one way or another to the ever so popular “Mean Girls.” We say things...

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13

May 2015

Spoken Word: Single and Awesome

by: Arielle Wilburn There are many nights Where I have sat crying on my bedroom floor Loneliness weighing on my shoulders Blinding me from remembering that worth and singleness Did not go hand in hand I have written countless poems Love letters to boys who never loved me back Love letters to men I wasn’t sure existed anymore I have questioned When my love story...

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21

Jun 2012

A Marriage for Christ

by Victoria Cumbow [photo credit] After a long-term relationship ended last year, my heart was broken. It was an amicable parting, or as amicable as something like that can be. After finally handing my heartache over to God, I began to feel the kind of healing and strength that can only come from His hand. In those months, I began to pray about my future...

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11

May 2012

Tell Your Mother She’s Beautiful

by Natalie Lynn Borton [photo credit] Hopefully by now we’ve all realized that Mother’s Day is on Sunday, and thus ordered our gifts and sent our token cards full of appreciative and loving words. While those are important gestures, I think we too often forget one of the simplest yet more profound ways we can honor our mothers: tell them they’re beautiful. Regardless of her...

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20

Apr 2012

Sex, Marriage & Fairytales

by Jeff Bethke Marriage today is struggling. Divorces, adultery, misconceptions, etc are plaguing not only the marriage itself but products of those marriages (my generation and the next). My hope in this poem is to highlight the most frequent and problematic issues marriages face today while also pointing to Jesus as the ultimate healer, redeemer, and restorer of every marriage. Whether single or married, my...

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07

Mar 2012

Red Flags: When You Know You Need to Dump Him

by Jeff Bethke [photo credit] In this post I hope to give you some practical advice from a guy’s perspective on how to spot red flags in your dating relationship (ones that would be detrimental to a marriage in the future). Ladies, it’s important to remember that marriage is a lifelong commitment before man and before God. When you enter into that covenant, it is...

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01

Mar 2012

That’s What My Mom Said: Hand-Me-Down Dating Advice

by Kristie Vosper If you’re anything like me, you’ve grown up reflecting on the things your parents taught you. These gems of wisdom are their legacy. They’ve sewed good seeds into the soil of our lives. I can hear mine saying: “Kristie, be nice.”“Take turns. There is enough for everyone.”“Say you’re sorry like you mean it.” “It’s not what you said, it’s how you said...

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29

Nov 2011

Drawing the Line: Unwanted Attention

by Kristie Vosper In the last few weeks I’ve covered the topic of flirting. We’ve talked about flirting for validation, competitive flirting, and the art of putting yourself out there. This week I’d like to address an important part of the flirting conversation: How do you set boundaries when someone is making you uncomfortable by flirting with you when don’t want them to? I’m not...

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16

Nov 2011

The Vulnerable Art of Putting Yourself Out There

by Kristie Vosper “You’ve got to put yourself out there!” some might say to you. In almost the same breath someone else might say, “Don’t look for love. It comes when you least expect it.” So which is it? Do you look for it or do you ignore it? Do you flirt with men you like or do you foster an apathy for the thing...

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28

Oct 2011

Competitive Flirting: When Girls Fight For Attention

by Kristie Vosper It was Halloween weekend and I was going to several parties with my girlfriends. If you know much about Halloween parties, you’ll likely agree that they can be permission for many to dress in little outfits and take on a whole new persona. It seems to become a cultural vacation from modesty. Combine this with alcohol, the opposite sex, and a dark...

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