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3 Ways We Can Pray Amidst a Horrific Tragedy

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This news has shaken my nation to the core as Singapore schools are known to be safe places. As a mother with a young school-going boy, I was dumbfounded and devastated. How could such a thing happen in my country, one of the safest places in the world?
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4 Better Questions to Ask When Making Decisions

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How do we navigate the mountain of decisions before us daily and not be paralysed into inaction? As believers, is there a better way to make decisions? What are the biggest considerations we need to be mindful of? Here are four useful questions we can ask ourselves through the decision-making process.
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3 Reminders When You're Stuck in a Dead-End Job

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I’ve only spent 10 years in the workforce, but I’ve already had a few dead-end jobs. Of course, they didn’t start off that way, but the excitement I felt would gradually fizzle off once I got the hang of my job, leading me to feel like I was caught in a dead-end.
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5 Ways I Learned to Love My Dysfunctional Family

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My family has always been what some might describe as ‘textbook Christian’: We go to church every Sunday, and attend fellowships and retreats. We read the Bible, join Bible study groups, and hold Bible study sessions at home. We believe that a family that prays together stays together. And yet, it has always been painful for me to see how much conflict and tension we have in our home.
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One and Whole: How I Learned to Love Being Single

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When our leader closed the session by praying that all of the singles—me included—would soon meet Mr. Right, it reinforced my impression that even within the church, many see singlehood as something for a woman to wait out, to cope with, to endure. The way the world—and even the church today—views singlehood is a striking contrast to Paul’s take on it as laid out in 1 Corinthians 7.
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3 Things I Got Wrong About Trusting God

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We all know what it’s like to grapple with hurt or disappointment when our trust gets broken or when we find ourselves breaking someone else’s trust. Whether it’s keeping secrets for your best friend or meeting deadlines for your boss, trust is an important aspect of relationships—even more so when it comes to our relationship with God. But what does it really mean to trust God? Here are three misconceptions I wish to dispel.
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Misunderstood and Maligned, But God Had a Bigger Lesson for Me

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It all started when, as part of my Urban Studies course in the seminary, we interviewed organisations working with foreign domestic workers, migrant workers, and others. Hearing all the stories about unfair treatment, abuse, depression, and other struggles kept me awake at night.
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3 Signs It's Time to Let Go

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We often hold on to something—whether it’s a relationship that we know isn’t pleasing to God, or a job or task that we’ve outgrown—for longer than we need to. Perhaps it feels impossible and wrong to quit. So we persevere and plod along, even when it’s leading us nowhere.
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Why Is It So Hard to Go Back to Church After Getting Hurt?

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The first time I attempted to go back to church, it was awkward. It was the same church I had left, and I found it hard to walk through the doors and into the sanctuary, to raise my hands during worship, to not let cynicism drown out the speakers’ voices. The weight I felt in my chest made it hard for me to experience Jesus as I had before. I saw old friends, mustered pained smiles, said respectful hellos to some of the elders . . . but it just didn't feel the same.