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Ann Swindell teaches online writing courses at WritingwithGrace.com for those who want to grow in their writing craft, voice, and ability. She is the author of Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What you Want.

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The Secret to Creating Friendships That Last

In a world bloated with quick fixes, instant gratification and social media profiles, it can…

Why Marriage Shouldn’t End Your Dating Life

Dating—in person, online or blind—is prized in our culture, and most of us think of…

5 Ways to Stay Close to God During the Busy Holiday Season

Life doesn’t ever stop, especially during the busy holiday season full of to-do lists, parties,…

Which Bible Character Are You According to Your Enneagram Type?

The Enneagram—a personality assessment tool—has gotten a lot of press lately. People are interested in…

The Waiting Game

Taylor is a 33-year-old working on her master’s in nutrition. She’s fielding several promising job…

5 Things You Should Do This Summer to Grow Spiritually

With summer in full swing, it’s easy to get into the rhythm of letting the…

Your Life Isn’t on Hold If You’re Single

In a Christian subculture that tends to talk about marriage as if it’s the pot…

What to Do When God Isn’t Answering Your Prayers

All of us have prayers that haven’t been answered yet—at least, not in the way…

What to Do When You’re Waiting for a Job You Love

Most millennials don’t love their jobs. According to a Gallup poll, “Only 29 percent of…

So Your Life Isn’t Turning Out the Way You Thought It Would

For many of us, our 20s and 30s are full of choices we didn’t know…

Your Kids Aren’t the Priority. Your Spouse Is.

veI was concerned that becoming parents might weaken our marriage. I wasn’t afraid that it…

What I Wish I Knew About My Body in My Twenties

I spent a good portion of my twenties focusing on my body and being critical…

Failure-Avoidance Isn’t the Same Thing as Success

During the past few decades, our culture has become increasingly invested in avoiding the reality…

I Achieved My Dream and I’m Still Unfulfilled. What Now?

If you had asked me 10 years ago what it would take for me to…

Why All Christians Should Observe Lent

Historically, Lent is the season preceding Easter in the church calendar, and it is often…

4 Ways to Practice Sabbath This Year

Many of us have just finished a busy year, full of work, obligations, relationships, and…

God Doesn’t Care How Big Your Platform Is

Most of my life, I’ve felt a tug toward greatness. You know–that feeling that burns deep…

Time With God Shouldn’t Be a Chore

Quiet time, devotional time, prayer time, personal time—whatever you want to call it, most of…

Trusting God When Curveballs Come

One year ago, my husband and I had solid jobs, a great community and a…

Kids Aren’t the Priority. Marriage Is.

I was concerned that becoming parents might weaken our marriage. I wasn’t afraid that it…

4 Questions to Ask When Making a Big Decision

This summer, my husband and I will pack up all of our things, strap our…

When You’re Too Busy to Connect With God

Busy. It’s a word many of us use most of the time—we’re too busy, so…

10 Things Every Newlywed Should Know

Earlier this year, my husband, Michael, and I celebrated eight years of marriage. Marriage has…

Why Does a ‘Relationship With God’ Feel So One-Sided?

“Having a personal relationship with God”—it’s a phrase that gets tossed around in many Christian…

Honoring the Sabbath Like a Command

It seems that, as Christians, we still take the Ten Commandments seriously. Murder, stealing, adultery,…

It’s OK to Want to Be Famous

I’ve never really spent time with anyone famous. I met Jodie Sweetin when I was…

Complaining Is a Spiritual Problem

I really don’t like cleaning the dishes. I’d rather fold laundry, change a diaper, vacuum—anything.…

What Christians Get Wrong About Discipleship

To those of us who follow Jesus, discipleship should be a central aspect of our…

No, You’re Not Falling Behind In Life

A quick perusal of social media is all it takes. One friend just got married.…