I brought my own picture and experiences of friendship into the church. While I have a few close friends, I often feel alone. How can Christians let go of lofty views of friendship and replace them with realistic views that use the gospel as our compass?Read More
It's not fun to be treated poorly by anyone, but why do people who are supposed to be loving, kind, and forgiving—yes, I'm referring to Christians—behave badly? Here are six reasons.Read More
If you’ll pardon the expression, sometimes life sucks. Here are three good things to remember when people let you down.Read More
There are times in life when you may have to decide if you’re going to invest in a friendship or if you’re going to let the opportunity (and effort it takes) pass you by. We all have a limited amount of time and can therefore only keep up a select number of relationships well. Are short-term friendships worth the investment?Read More
When we create our own space with music, we can shut out others who would gladly enter into our lives. Here are some ways to use music to make opportunities to share the gospel and minister to others who just are waiting for an opening to connect with us.
It’s interesting how easy it is to be there for someone else and how often we don’t recognize the opportunities that present themselves right before our eyes. It doesn’t necessarily take a lot of time to be someone’s mother, just a willing and open heart.Read More
Confrontation. Many of us avoid it like the plague. Just the thought of it can instantly make your heartbeat quicken and palms sweat. Confrontation is actually a critical component of conflict resolution and often avoided when it shouldn’t be. Here's why, when coming from a sincere heart, confrontation can actually be an act of love.
How often do you “like” someone’s Facebook post because you don’t want to be the friend who didn’t like it? Would Jesus do that? We want communities and relationships that are healthy, joyful, full of peace and love, and most of all real. Here's why the Bible's view of service—which seems absurd to worldly thinking—is the best way to build community and strengthen relationships.Read More