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ASK YMI: How Can I Be Happy in Heaven If My Loved Ones Aren't There?

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How can we be happy knowing that our loved ones are suffering? We struggle with guilt and ask ourselves: Have I not been earnest enough in sharing the gospel with them? Is it because I haven’t been praying for them consistently? Could I have been a better testimony at home?

ASK YMI: Should Christians Rethink the Way We Engage the LGBTQI Community?

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A few years ago, I received a phone call from a reporter who was writing a piece for the Atlantic magazine. He wanted to interview me about the Christian view of gay marriage. The reporter was well informed about Christian theology, and probably expected a certain kind of response from me.  Christians often come across as judgmental on such issues, so I wanted to be clear about the most important truth right upfront. What I said surprised him.

Mya Ji: The 5-Year-Old Who Raised $8,500 for COVID-Hit Migrant Workers

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When she saw the number of COVID-19 cases spike among low-wage migrant workers in Singapore earlier this year, Mya Ji sprung to action. The five-year-old emptied her piggy bank, hoping to buy these “uncles”— as Mya fondly addresses them—some good meals and bring some cheer. But alas, her mom told her that what she had in the piggybank could only get them five packets of chicken rice. Thus sprouted the idea of a plant sale in April 2020.

Are You There, Dad? It's Me, Your Little Girl

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When "father" means broken promises, unmet expectations, or complicated misunderstandings that we can't help but carry with us as we forge our own way, what can give us hope? This Father's Day, three writers reflect on the relationship they have, or wish they could've had, with their dads.

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?

What Happens When We Forget to Pray

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The day of the interview arrived, but I woke up late and forgot to pray. The thought occurred to me . . . God may not bless my interview because I forgot to spend time with Him in the morning.

4 Truths to Light Up Your Darkest Moments

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I began graduate school for counseling excited for a wonderful new life season. I’m glad I didn’t know what was actually coming. That winter, I became very sick with an illness that doctors couldn’t diagnose. While battling flu-like symptoms and intense dizziness, I ached for my old friends and family who were states away.

Abraham and Cheng Yu: We Invited the Homeless to Our Wedding

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The laughter and joyous chatter streaming out of Yio Chu Kang Chapel rang through the night. It came from the hundreds of guests who were all dressed impeccably in their finest and the sumptuous food that kept everyone in high spirits. It all looked like a typical scene from a wedding banquet. Except that it was as atypical as any wedding banquet could be.

If God Is Real, Why Doesn't He End Our Suffering?

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“If God really is who they say He is—all-loving, all-powerful, and all-good—He would end the suffering. Therefore, because there is suffering there can be no God.” So says the age-old critique. Many of us let words like this wash over us without thinking critically about them.