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The Dangers of Using Personal Brand for Ministry

I don’t know if the apostle Paul would have been on Twitter, but he definitely had a personal brand. Within decades of Christianity beginning, the early church was dealing with the challenges posed by its apostles developing personal followings. Writing to the church in Corinth, Paul criticised the quarrelling that had arisen due to church members associating themselves with his...

Why We Can’t Stay Afraid Of Constructive Criticism

I stared at the bathroom mirror in horror. I had just arrived home from a formal dinner to discover, firmly wedged between my front teeth, a substantially-sized salad leaf. Salad had been part of the entrée, meaning this piece of greenery had been stuck between my incisors for the last three hours. It had been present through least a dozen...

Feeling Burnt Out By Dating? Take These 5 Steps!

Dating can be exhausting. Between awkward first dates, getting ghosted, and potential relationships that don’t go anywhere, it’s easy to get worn out by the whole experience. One study for Match.com found that 54% of women currently feel burnt out by dating. Men, I’m sure our numbers would be up there too. There are only so times you can go...

20 End-Of-Year Reflection Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

The 1st of January is right around the corner and you know what that means – it’s New Year’s Resolution time! For the next two weeks it’s going to be squatting room only at your local gym, self-help blogs will enjoy a spike in their traffic, and you’re going be wading through a flood of “New Year, New Me” captions...

4 Bad Dating App Dates You’ll Probably Experience (Sorry!)

It can be exciting and nerve-wracking to present yourself to a total stranger whom you’ve only seen online. Depending on your personality, you may be pretty good at meeting new people, really bad, or anywhere in between. Regardless of your personality or dating app experience, online dating is a staple of our generation. You never know who will turn up...

Can We All Just Chill Out About Christian Dating?

Recently, a friend of mine got taken aside by an older guy at church for a stern talking to. He was told he wasn’t guarding the hearts of the women in our church community or dating with the integrity that a Christian should. His crime? He had taken a couple of different girls out for coffee in the preceding weeks....

5 Things Christians Need To Know Before Using Dating Apps

As a Christian single looking for love, the prospect of finding someone in your wider social circle can sometimes be pretty grim. Everyone either (1) doesn’t share your values, (2) is already in a relationship, or (3) thinks the only acceptable form of physical contact they can share with you is a side-hug. To broaden your horizons, you’ve probably considered...

Should Christians Have A 5 Year Plan?

Recently, I was asked by a friend what my 5 year plan is. He is an extremely motivated sort of person – the type of guy who listens to Tony Robbins audiobooks while training for his next triathlon. I don’t have a 5 year plan, and I never have. But after our conversation, I couldn’t shake the thought that maybe...

How Do I Trust God With My Relationship Status? 3 Essential Steps

I remember once being given the relationship advice “run towards God as fast as you can and eventually, you’ll look to your side and find someone running there with you.” For some Christian couples, who meet in high school and get married while they’re at university, this advice is easy to follow. Their race is a 100m sprint. But what...

How Do I Break Up With Someone? 11 Important Tips

There are few areas of life where I’d consider myself a “veteran,” but bad breakups are one of them. One time, on my way to break up with a girl, I messaged a friend telling him what I planned to do and asking for moral support. I was surprised when the response I received was “What the HELL???” Until, that...