There have been two distinct times in my life when I’ve wanted to call it quits and break up with Christianity. The first was in my early 20s and the second was last week. Both times I felt frustrated, overwhelmed, and sick of doing the right thing. Both times I wished I could go back to the time in my life when I didn’t know the truth about Jesus. I longed to return to the time in my life when …Read More
Month: March 2016
The Reason I Hope You Love Yourself Well
Some of the people I most admire love themselves really well. They’re not hard on themselves. They give themselves room to grow and figure things out. They like themselves. I find it easy to be around those folks. There’s something special going on with them.
Jesus said we must love our neighbors as we love ourselves (Matthew 22:39). If that’s true, then we ought to be loving ourselves really well. Otherwise, we would have quite unlucky neighbors.
At the same …Read More
7 Date Ideas That Are So 2016
Are you planning a first date and wanting to make a memorable first impression with somewhere, or something, that’s just that little bit different? Have you been in a relationship for a while and getting bored of the same old date night routines? If so, here are seven date ideas that are right on trend for 2016:
1. Table Tennis
While this might bring back memories of youth clubs and holiday camps, table tennis – or ping pong – has …Read More
10 Ways To Spot A Scammer
‘I’d like to try internet dating,’ confided a friend at church, ‘but I’ve heard stories about scammers, even on Christian websites. I’m a trusting person, HopefulGirl, and I’m not all that web-savvy. I’m worried I’ll be taken in by a conman.’
Dating websites are sometimes targeted by fraudsters, who try to convince their victims that they’re the answer to their prayers, then con them out of money. Sadly, Christian websites aren’t immune. The vast majority of members are genuine, and …Read More
I Was Wondering… What's Your Fantasy?
Calm yourself, dear reader, all is above board. By asking about your fantasy, I refer merely to the shadowy fairytale partner lurking in your subconscious. The one who comes into sharp focus whenever talk of coupling up happens. It’s possible you’ve made a list; all the qualities that you knew God was ‘laying on your heart’. The perfect combination of personality, character, faith, age, physical appearance, and so much more that meant you’d Just Know when they appeared in front …Read More