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    Confronting Marriage Struggles: Before and After

    “And they live happily ever after.” That’s what I gathered from the movies how marriage would be like. Two people unite and start their married life together.

    Why I Abandoned My Bullet Journal

    In recent years, bullet journaling has taken the world (or at least my friends and me) by storm. The concept is simple. You use just one book for everything—scheduling appointments, recording tasks, journaling, drawing, you name it.

    Pornography: You Can Break Free

    October 3, 2012, is a day my husband Andrew and I will never forget. On the same day every year, we dress up, go out to a fancy restaurant, and celebrate a unique anniversary: Andrew’s freedom from the chains of almost two decades of addiction to pornography.

    7 Ways to Navigate the World of Casual Dating

    I used to be averse to the idea of casual dating. First of all, it just sounded so messy and uncomfortable. (Make small talk for an hour with someone I barely know? No thanks.) Second, it seemed worldly.

    Is Dressing Modestly Overrated?

    I’ve always felt uneasy about the topic of modesty. Growing up in church, I heard many different rules and principles about modesty. However, I often had difficulty accepting some of them—something I know other Christian girls have dealt with as well.

    Why I Went on a Social Media Fast

    About two years ago, I decided to delete or deactivate most of my social media accounts for a while.

    Sharenting: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

    You must have seen it: Parents sharing photos, updates, and other information about their children on social media platforms. It’s a practice known as “sharenting” (a portmanteau of the word “share” and “parenting”).

    What if God Made Me Pretty?

    I am short, stocky, and average-looking. When I was growing up, people used to comment about how flat my nose was. A friend even told me that my nose looked like it had been hit by something.

    Words Can Kill—Literally

    Is telling someone to commit suicide a crime? According to the verdict of a landmark case in US, it is. For urging her boyfriend to take his own life via text messages that led to his suicide in 2014, Michelle Carter was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter this week.

    What If I’m Not Sure What to Do With My Life?

    “What is your advice to people who do not know what they want to do with their lives yet?” I was recently asked this question by a polytechnic student at my alma mater when I was there to share about getting into law school and studying law.

    To Those Not Celebrating Father’s Day

    I have nothing against Father’s Day. My family just never had the practice of celebrating it—along with other occasions like Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day.

    A Letter To The Man of Few Words

    It is late October. I am seven and barely 90 centimeters tall. You seem like a giant to me. I reach out to hold you and my tiny hands are engulfed by your smooth and strong palms.

    Tim Farron Quits as Political Leader — Was it the Right Call?

    Two days ago (14 June), Tim Farron, leader of the UK Liberal Democrats—one of the larger minority political parties in Britain—announced his decision to step down.

    Why Elisabeth Elliot Matters

    A prolific speaker and writer, Elisabeth was one of the most influential Christian women of our time, best known for her writings about missions, gender roles, romance, and living right with God.

    Confessions of an Unexpected Pageant King

    I’m a natural introvert. I shy away from large groups, avoid opportunities to stand out, and feel my energy drain very quickly whenever attention is lavished on me.


    September 2019: Christian Living

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