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6 Biggest Regrets of My 20s From JP | July 19, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
I am 33 years old. By my age, Jesus had managed to save the world. Needless to say, I haven’t been quite so productive. I’ve also made more than my share of mistakes in that time, while Jesus made
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The key to being happy in life is the state of your relationships. That includes your relationship with God, first and foremost, but also your relationships with friends, family, and co-workers. Think
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How to Date Intentionally From JP | July 6, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
“Dating intentionally.” If you are a single Christian, it’s something that you’ve probably heard mentioned at some point, and held up as the right way to go about dating. But what does it mean
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How Long Should You Date Before Marriage? From JP | June 30, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
It’s a question that comes up occasionally within a singles ministry. If you are seriously dating someone, how long should it be before you pop the question? How much time does it take to determine
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In part one of this post, “5 Reasons Why Singleness is Better than Marriage,” I mentioned the statistics that fewer people are getting married these days. I imagine that part of the reason why mar
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I work in a young adults ministry. Considering marriage statistics for our generation, that basically makes it a singles ministry—or, based on responses to our dating series, perhaps a don’t-want-
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Redefined by Christ Our Stories | June 13, 2014 . By The Porch
By Serah Hare I got married at the age of 20 and after one year, our marriage was falling apart. I was being ignored, rejected, and unloved, and I didn’t know why. I had put all of my worth and
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10 Things to Do While You’re Single From JP | June 8, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Contrary to what some people think, being single is not a curse. The time you spend single—which may be a temporary life stage, or could be your whole life—is actually a gift, if you treat it as s
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How to Be Great From JP | June 1, 2014 . By Jonathan Pokluda
More than any other generation in history, Millennials desire to be great. They expect to be great. In fact, 96% believe they will do something great with their lives. But 96% can’t really be great.
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What If? Guest Posts | May 30, 2014 . By The Porch
By Christy Chermak They’re small yet powerful words. Usually signifying the start of something new. The beginnings of an uncharted adventure. The vulnerable moment when we dare to dream of something
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