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Don’t Crash and Burn in Dating From JP | September 18, 2017 . By The Porch
A pilot’s senses are adapted for on the ground, so when they get in the clouds there are often sensory illusions that occur that can be deadly. When they think they are pulling the plane up, they m
What’s next after #LAUNCH17? Special Editions | September 11, 2017 . By The Porch
Every year we have the LAUNCH Retreat over Labor Day (watch the 2017 highlight video), and hundreds of young adults come back to Dallas feeling that things will be different now. They’ve learned so
Truth, Lies, and Consequences  Spiritual Growth | September 4, 2017 . By The Porch
Most everyone has had a bad sales experience. You know, where some shady salesperson is trying to get you to buy something you don’t need, like a timeshare, a gym membership, or a car. Behind t
Fighting the Unseen War Spiritual Growth | August 28, 2017 . By The Porch
No one likes commercials. They’re an interruption, obnoxious, and generally trying to sell you things you don’t need. The only benefit might be that they allow you the opportunity to be somewhat p
Orlando. Paris. Charlottesville. Barcelona. What do all these places have in common? They were the settings where evil manifested itself in the form of great loss, hatred, and pain. What do you and al
How to Choose the Right Friends  Spiritual Growth | August 14, 2017 . By Luke Friesen
A young adult guy came to the Porch with an important question – “is it OK for me to still hang out with my friends?” He had been in the worldly Dallas scene of drinking, partying, and womanizin
How to “Guard Your Heart” From JP | August 7, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. – Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) We often talk about “guarding your heart,” especially when it comes to dating. But what does that eve
4 Ways to Get to God Spiritual Growth | July 31, 2017 . By Luke Friesen
Tell me if you’ve heard this story before: Six blind men who have never seen an elephant are trying to figure out what one is like. They each walk up to an elephant and grab a different part and des
7 Keys to Sharing Your Faith Spiritual Growth | July 24, 2017 . By The Porch
Your palms are sweaty. Your heartbeat kicks up a notch. You look around to see who else might be watching. You rehearse your opening line a few times in your head, praying that you nail it on the firs
10 Things to Do While You’re Single From JP | July 17, 2017 . By Jonathan Pokluda
If you’re currently single (not married), chances are good that you don’t want to stay that way forever. This desire to be married isn’t bad, unless it distracts you from the work that God has f
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