When Strangers Opened Up Their Home to Me

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“Why are you still looking for housing options? I’ve told you that you can come stay with us. We have a room for you,” Cheu said. This gentle rebuke has stuck with me for a while—even after I’ve wrapped up my five-month stay at her family’s apartment in New York, and now returned home to Singapore—as a reminder of such ordinary, yet radical, hospitality.

How Can I Love If I Don't Have A Significant Other?

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With no valentine to speak of, the “day of love” passed by quite uneventfully for me this year. I did not give it a second thought until a Christian sister I knew was attached quipped after an evening of Bible study together that it was “just another day.” It surprised me that she could shrug it off so easily. Was I placing an undue premium on Valentine’s Day?

Why I Decided to Leave My Church

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How I wish my church at home was like this. Guilt wracked me. I quickly repented and pushed the thought away, astonished at how I could conceive such an idea. I drew my focus back to the evening church service which had just ended. We had just heard an impactful message about sharing life together as a church community and loving our city.

3 Tips to Resolve Family Conflicts

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As I write these words, the dust has just settled from some weekend conflict with family. Don’t get me wrong—my family and I love each other very much, and we all want the best for one another. It’s just that at some moments, pride takes over my heart—and more than wanting family unity, I want my own way. On this particular weekend, I felt that I could do things better than my father.

Caught in Conflict? Start Asking Yourself This Question

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Her demeanor was the first signal. The way she averted her eyes when I looked in her direction. Then, as we walked past her on our way out of church and my husband bid a friendly goodbye, her silence confirmed it—she was upset.

Why I Decided Not to Leave My Church

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The questions themselves were good, but I realized something was off the day my pastor preached about how we needed to step up as parents, and I left service wrecked with a heavy sense of guilt. You see, I don’t have kids.

5 Tips to Rekindle a Friendship

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Is there a friend you’ve been meaning to check up on? Someone you have been thinking about for a while now but haven’t talked to recently?

5 Simple Ways to Serve Others

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What comes to mind when you hear the words “serve one another”? Is it accompanied by the words “arduous”, “tiring”, and “can’t be bothered”?

5 People You Need to Be Friends With

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Church is dismissed and the rustling starts. Do you quietly sneak out the back doors of the sanctuary? Or do you stick around, finding ways to soak up the richness of the diversity of the body of Christ?