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How To Spend Valentine’s Day If You Are Single From JP | February 8, 2016 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Single on Valentine’s Day? Then this holiday probably isn’t your favorite. I was talking with a single friend the other day about how so many folks in relationships misunderstand the sorrow that s
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What to Do if You Hate Your Job From JP | February 3, 2016 . By Jonathan Pokluda
In our “Adulting” series, we’ve been talking about what it means to be an adult in your 20’s and 30’s. What’s one of the biggest parts of being an adult? Having a job and keeping it. Maybe
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10 Pains of Adulting From JP | January 26, 2016 . By Jonathan Pokluda
10 Pains of Adulting When my grandfather turned 20, he was fighting a war, floating somewhere in the ocean aboard a battleship, where he shot down planes attempting to kill him. When I was 20, I was h
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Porch on Break Special Editions | December 7, 2015 . By The Porch
It’s Christmas (-ish)! Like we do every year at this time, The Porch is on break. Our new series “Adulting” will kick things off on January 26th, 2016, by answering the question of what it means
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The Greatest Sin From JP | November 30, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
It’s what caused Satan to fall from heaven. It is what caused man to fall in the Garden of Eden. It’s something that God specifically says He hates. It’s something that probably every person is
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What’s the Deal with Fasting, Anyway? From JP | November 22, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
As I write this, it’s almost Thanksgiving, the one day of the year that most people eat just about as much food as they can. So, I thought, what better time to talk about…pretty much the exact opp
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How Do I Know If I Have the Gift of Singleness? From JP | November 16, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
Are you single? As in, are you currently not married? Congratulations! You have the gift of singleness. If that freaks you out, we probably need to clarify what the gift of singleness is. Single Forev
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How to Date in Community From JP | November 9, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
At The Porch we talk a lot about community, and we also talk a lot about dating. One big reason we talk about being in community is because it’s the best way to get wise counsel, avoid mistakes, and
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How Love Songs Get It Wrong (or Right) From JP | November 2, 2015 . By Jonathan Pokluda
We’ve talked about lyrics here before (and here, and here). With our recent “Save the Date” series, I thought it might be fun to look at the lyrics of popular love songs and see what pop culture
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How to Stay Married for 70+ Years Guest Posts | October 26, 2015 . By Kevin McConaghy
Introduction by Kevin McConaghy 70 years is a long time. 70 years ago, in 1945, soldiers were just coming back from World War II; the U.S. consisted of 48 states; and the Cubs were actually in the Wor
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