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Most Men Don't Have Real Friends (But Need Them)

Most Men Don't Have Real Friends (But Need Them)

According to research from Harvard Graduate School of Education, 36 percent of Americans report feeling “serious loneliness,” as do an incredible 61 percent of young adults. According to a Cigna health survey, nearly 54 percent of American adults agree with the statement, “nobody knows me well.” Isolated and glued to our screens, it’s a crisis that’s only getting worse.

Relationships Are the Key to a Full Life

Relationships Are the Key to a Full Life

God has entrusted someone’s needs to your care today. He has prepared someone for you to share your compassion and faith with them. He has prepared you for that relationship as well. So, ask him to put that person on your mind and heart right now with Samuel’s prayer, “Speak, LORD, your servant is listening” (1 Samuel 3:9 NLT). Then say to God with Isaiah, “Here I am! Send me” (Isaiah 6:8).

Relationship Minimalism? Why Downsizing Other People Won't Make You Happy

Relationship Minimalism? Why Downsizing Other People Won't Make You Happy

According to a recent piece by Sarah Logan in The Guardian, a growing number of young people are practicing “relationship minimalism.” Inspired by home organizing coaches like Marie Kondo, these mostly urban, single adults are not only clearing their lives of excess stuff; they’re tossing out people who do not "spark joy" in their lives.

4 Steps to Relationships That Transform

4 Steps to Relationships That Transform

Would you join me in praying for the humility to learn from those with whom you disagree and the courage to share biblical truth with them? Would you ask the Lord to lead you today to the people he has already prepared for your engagement? Would you trust him to use you to plant trees you may never sit under and to use your faithfulness for his glory and their eternal good?

The 'R' Word Christians Need Now to Overcome Cultural Challenges

The 'R' Word Christians Need Now to Overcome Cultural Challenges
Throughout the years, many have turned to H. Richard Niebuhr, who classically outlined the various responses that could be made in light of the interplay between Christ and culture, with such famous typologies as “Christ Against Culture,” “Christ of Culture” and “Christ Above Culture.” Yet what Niebuhr actually explained is how two authorities—namely Christ and culture—compete with each another.

Woke: Why Pastors Need to Address Racism Now

Woke: Why Pastors Need to Address Racism Now
If you are a teaching pastor of a church, or in leadership of a church, this blog is for you. Everyone else can eavesdrop. You need to do a series on race and racism. And you need to do it soon—as soon as you can. Racial division is our culture’s most pressing concern, and it is a deeply biblical and spiritual issue.
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