Articles on Secular-topics:life-issues/relationships

How to Love the Neighbor You've Never Met

Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors, but for many, that remains a struggle. Here are three small steps to help you start.

9 Ways to Be a Good Neighbor

If you want to help people get to know Jesus, try starting right where you live. Here are real-life ideas for sharing your faith in your neighborhood.

The Gospel and Race

When we hold hatred in our hearts for other ethnic groups or when we refuse to love or when we think of ourselves as more valuable than other people groups, we rebel against God’s best intentions for us. This divides us and turns us against one another. Yet we are not without hope.

Reconciliation Begins With Lament

There’s no perfect recipe to listening and lamenting — no three-step plan to change your own heart. But there are steps you can take to open yourself up to the voices of others and prepare yourself for the changes that God wants to work in you.

Shame and Racism

Discussing race in America can be uncomfortable. But as is the case with many important issues, becoming uncomfortable is the only way to make positive change. Only when people leave the comfort of ignorance and choose to enter into the messiness can we work together to bring about positive change.

Encouragement and the Fight for Justice

As you experience emotional fatigue from conversations around race, cultural competency and racial reconciliation, embracing God is not only necessary, but it offers renewal and the benefit of a new mindset.

Racism: What Thoughts or Feelings Come to Mind?

Click on a quote that best describes your thoughts and feelings about racism to learn more about God’s heart for you right where you’re at.

In a World So Divided, Is Unity Possible?

In a world like this, with people from so many different backgrounds and with so many points of view, is unity possible?

How Can a Mentor Help You?

Finding a mentor can help you grow in many areas of life. Mentors can offer wisdom and advice from life experiences you haven’t had yet. Learn more about how mentors can help you personally, professionally, and spiritually.

How to Stop Being Distracted and Build Better Relationships

There can be many barriers to building relationships. Learn how to find true community by addressing the roots of the problems that distract us from it.

Hope for the Lonely Soul

We were created to belong, experience wholeness, flourish in hope and find a life-changing community. Our hearts desire these aspects of life because it’s how we are wired.

Why Is True Love So Hard to Find?

People seem to be hard-wired for relationship. Connecting with others isn’t just a want, it’s a need. But why is that? And why can it be so hard to find relationships that will truly satisfy?

I Lost a Friend but Learned How to Trust God

The unexpected loss of a close friendship helped one person trust God in a deeper way.

Happiness Is Not About Being in a Relationship

Are you single? Do you ever feel like society offers an imbalanced perspective on singleness? This is often true, but regardless of your relationship status, it’s important to keep a good perspective and be intentional in life. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.

6 Things the Church Does and Why You Need to Be Part of It

Our journey with God isn’t meant to be solitary. We need each other — it’s been this way since Christianity began.

Have You Found Your Purpose in Life?

Are you searching for your life’s purpose? How we each live out our purpose may look different, but our purpose was defined long, long ago.

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