Relationships

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10 Practical Ways to Love Your Spouse

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I soon came to realise that as much as my husband appreciated my efforts, he wasn’t a fan of reading or collecting figurines. Instead, he felt more loved whenever I spent time with him. Since then, we’ve made more effort to show love in ways that really meet the other person’s needs.
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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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One evening, as an introductory question to our Bible study session, our happily married leader asked the singles in our group to share why we were still single.
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Why Is It So Hard to Go Back to Church After Getting Hurt?

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Growing up, I had always wondered why those who have left church found it hard to come back. I saw old friends, mustered pained smiles, said respectful hellos to some of the elders . . . but it just didn't feel the same.
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When I Was Betrayed by a Fellow Christian

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Some time ago, there was a situation that made me extremely angry, to the point that I raised my voice and slammed my hands on the table
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30+, Single, and Trying Not to Settle

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Online dating in one’s 30s is not for the faint-hearted. Repeating answers to the same few questions for months on end, labouring to shape an organic conversation out of a vacuum, doing my best not to glance at my watch during tedious first dates . . . required a kind of endurance I hadn’t anticipated.

When Christianity Cost Me My Friendship

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Back when we were in secondary school, I had invited Ava, my best friend of nine years, to church. Ava accepted Christ into her life and began attending weekly cell group meetings and services on a regular basis.
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When I Argued with My Husband About Money

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In February, my husband had a seizure due to stress. He had not been coping well with all the changes at work and ended up leaving his job in March. Since then, he has been searching for a job, but with the pandemic, the job market has been bleak. And so, I thought we would need to be more prudent with our expenses while we live on my income. But he was not willing to compromise on a significant expense—to let go of the helper who had joined us for just a couple of months. It frustrated me that he refused to listen to my explanation and proposals.
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When Race and Faith Collide: Woes of Dating Someone From a Different Race

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The door slammed. Right in my face. I have never had someone do that to me before; this was the stuff of Hollywood dramas, but this drama was only just beginning. That was the response I encountered when my father asked me point-blank if I was seeing Pravin*. It marked the start of a downward spiral in my relationship with my father, two years of what my father called the “dark night of his soul”.