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7 Wedding Wisdom Stats for Singles Guest Posts | October 20, 2014 . By Kevin McConaghy
By Kevin McConaghy There’s been some press this past week about a study by a couple of professors at Emory University. The study looked at the correlation between divorce rates and wedding expenses
7 Questions to Ask When Navigating Gray Areas From JP | October 13, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
In many areas—more cases than what most people in today’s society care to admit—what’s right and wrong is actually pretty clear. There is absolute truth. And if you’re a Christian, then the
4 Truths About Truth From JP | October 6, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
“What is truth?” - Pontius Pilate, during the trial of Jesus, in John 18:38. Pilate would probably fit right in with today’s culture. When you think about it, there’s a lot of debate about tru
Truth, Love, and Macklemore From JP | September 29, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
The other day I shared the gospel with a friend, and he responded in a way I didn’t expect. He said, “I believe in Jesus; I just don’t believe that gay people are going to hell.” This was
Seriously Dating? Topics of Discussion. From JP | September 22, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
(Thanks to Lissette Steele for suggesting this topic on Twitter.) So, you’re dating intentionally with the goal to eventually get married. Before you can make that decision, there’s a lot you need
Q & A With Jefferson Bethke Special Editions | September 15, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
At Launch I was able to sit down with Jefferson Bethke, and he was kind enough to let me interview him. Below are some of his thoughts on fame, fatherhood, community, and Kenny G. How did you become a
Launch 2014 in Photos Special Editions | September 12, 2014 . By The Porch
It was a totally awesome Labor Day weekend this year with the 80s-themed Launch Retreat! Games, late night parties, lake time, fireworks, prayer, Johnny & Chachi, worship by Shane & Shane, a c
Merge – Dallas Premarital Class Special Editions | September 8, 2014 . By The Porch
By Scott Kedersha Engaged? Thinking about getting engaged? We spend years studying and taking classes to prepare for our careers, but very little time preparing for marriage. That’s why, before you
By Rick Smith In the little over a decade I’ve been involved in ministry, there are a few things I’ve learned are always true: 1) God is in the business of changing lives. 2) No one is as “perfe
The Porch is coming to Fort Worth! You may have heard months ago about some distant-future launch of The Porch at Watermark’s Fort Worth campus, and wondered about the what/when/why of that plan. Or
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