Why Your Body Is Perfect Just the Way It Is

Do you ever get tired of hearing that you have to be a smaller size? In order to be considered “okay” in today’s culture, you have to firm up your abs, get rid of your fat, tighten your butt, sculpt your arms, fit into those skinny jeans, and do it all with a smile on your face! If you’re tired of hearing it—and hearing it—maybe you need to stand your ground, rebel, and go against the tide. There is so much more to you than just a size or a number.

How to Help Someone Who Might Have an Eating Disorder

I had an eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, for about two years. Since February 24th through March 1st is Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I wanted to write a post about eating disorders. Even though it might be a little painful for me and for you.

Learning to Be Present in the Here and Now

I definitely don’t have a problem with being hopeful for the future. Rather, I have a problem with being patient in the present. But the present is where we are.

4 Ways to Make Halloween More Fun and Less Spooky

It's almost impossible to completely avoid Halloween. Even if you decide not to trick-or-treat, Halloween decorations, candy, and costumes will still exist. Here are a few ideas to turn an often-spooky holiday into a great ministry opportunity.

Why Daydreaming May Be More Dangerous than You Think

Believe it or not, even though I have never dated, I still have fantasies about what it will be like. If I’m being honest, I also think about sex and what it will be like. While it’s completely normal to think about dating, marriage, and sex, it can be dangerous.

What No One Ever Tells You About Insecurity

There’s no way to avoid insecurity or delay it. We can’t expect it to go away when we get older, and we can’t better ourselves so that we no longer experience it. But here's the truth about insecurity that nobody has told you.

How to Stop Isolating Yourself

Being alone isn’t sinful, but neglecting our time with other believers is (Hebrews 10:25). Not only can we glean encouragement from other Christians, but we can—and should—encourage them also. We’re all hearing the same kinds of lies from Satan, and we’re all called to obey the same Truth.

3 More Ways to Wreck Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem isn't everything. And it should never be about pride, self-centeredness, or overconfidence. Rather, it should be about realizing our identity in Christ. We don’t have to be ashamed or uncomfortable about who we are if we belong to the King.

3 Ways to Wreck Your Self-Esteem

Sadly, many of the things we choose to do actually lower our self-esteem without us even realizing it! Hopefully, recognizing these behaviors will help you avoid them! Your self-esteem will probably get wrecked if you...

What Disappointment Taught Me About Dreaming Big

I felt a twinge of jealousy crawling up my spine as I stared at the words on my computer screen. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. A friend of mine had just received her very first book contract. Why hadn’t I received a book contract? I just couldn’t figure out what I was missing. Was I not doing enough? Was it simply not the right time for me to be a published author? Would it ever be the right time? How many articles and blog posts did I have to write until it was the right time? And then I began to realize the truth of the matter.

How to Handle Distractions During Devotions

It can be hard to have our quiet times with God while we’re in a noisy atmosphere. But we can’t always escape from the noise, and we shouldn’t ignore those around us. Though I often become impatient with others when I can’t focus on my devotions, I should instead learn to manage the distractions and still prioritize others.

The 5 Greatest Fears of Future College Students, Part 2

Last week, we discussed three of the greatest fears of future college students. But most incoming college students have more than three big college fears, so I’m going to discuss a couple more today...

The 5 Greatest Fears of Future College Students, Part 1

To be honest, I feel like soon-to-be college students have more than three fears. I had lots of fears about college. (But if I wrote about all of those, this post would be way too long!) I think we should focus on the top five fears that future college students have. Maybe you have some of the same fears I did...

Hopeful but Here: How to Make the Most of Wearying Situations

No matter how weary we are and no matter how difficult the circumstances we face, we must be steadfast in our faith. We must make the most of the here and now! So how can we become patient in the present and stay steadfast?

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