The Wealth Gap Is Growing and, Yes, It Is a Justice Issue

If you were paying attention to 2020’s presidential race, you’re familiar with Senator Bernie Sanders’…

The Key to Keeping Your Relationship Arguments Healthy

Maria Baer writes a blog for RELEVANT about how important it is to be intentional and forthright with the language you use.

Six Date Ideas That Literally Don’t Cost Anything

I remember an expensive first date when I was in my early 20s. I was…

How to Embrace Minimalist Living This Spring

It’s the time of year for spring cleaning, and as you’re wiping down the shelves…

Malcolm Gladwell: How I Rediscovered Faith

When I was writing my book David and Goliath, I went to see a woman…

Does Modesty Apply to Men?

The movie Top Gun came out my senior year of high school. I’d be lying…

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Life

After graduating college, a friend of mine was offered two jobs. Both with good pay,…

Yes, Christians Should Be ‘Social Justice Warriors’

I got entangled in the messy business of loving my neighbor about seven years ago,…

What to Do When God Won’t Take Away Your Anxiety

A question I’m often asked is, “How did you stop having anxiety?” I didn’t. “You…

Study: Most Americans Have the Same Faith as Their Moms

Are you religious? If so, chances are, you’ve got your mom to thank. A new…

‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Apps Are Leading Gen Z Straight Into Debt

Apps like Afterpay, Klarna, Affirm and other “buy now, pay later” services have gained a…

How the Church Taught Me to Hate My Body

I grew up fat and loving Jesus. I was frequently distracted and burdened by what…

Shauna Niequist on Practicing Self-Compassion

My husband, Aaron, and I and our boys, Henry and Mac, are lifelong Midwesterners, but…

Four Things The Church Gets Wrong About Sex

There’s a common misconception that Christians never talk about sex. But that wasn’t the experience…

Don’t Blame Your Lack of Self Control on What She’s Wearing

A few weeks ago, one of Christian Twitter’s oldest debates was reignited when Owen Strachan…

Why We Need to Get Rid of ‘Hustle Culture’

Six years ago, while I was in college, I attended a discussion of a Christian…

Is it OK to Give to Charities Instead of Tithing?

Editor’s Note: This feature was originally published back in 2014 for our “Life 201” advice…

When Is It Time to Leave a Friendship Behind?

Friendships, and how to appropriately navigate them can be really tricky. Because on one hand,…

Your Anxiety is Lying to You

When my daughter was young, she had her own room. She loved it—except at bedtime.…

Five Things Single People Actually Want to Hear

“Your time will come.” “Live it up now, because when you’re married, you’ll wish you were single.”…

A Higher Purpose?

2013 was a rough year for Craig Gross. For a decade, he’d battled excruciating headaches…

Making the Most of Your ‘Between Jobs’ Phase

“Your name is on the list.” Six little words. I remember the day and location…

You Too Can Pay Up to $10k to Let This Professional Baby Namer Name Your Baby

You hear a lot about how nobody wants to work today but consider the fact…

Have Churches Killed the Idea of Romance?

No one asks about your relationship status more than the crowd in a church lobby.…

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…

Seven Tips for Tough Financial Times

RELEVANT offers 7 tips to make it through this tough financial season with your sanity—and spirit—intact.

One in Four People Recently Quit Their Jobs Because of Mental Health

The Great Resignation has reshaped much of the job industry, with workers leaving jobs for…

10 Books Everyone Should Read by 25(ish)

We are surrounded by words, and often throwaway words that don’t matter—our brains filled with…

How You Can Really Help Someone Struggling in Mental Health

Connecting the dots is natural. Every time I see a photo celebrating a family’s newborn,…

A New Documentary Shows the Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

A new HBO Max docuseries, ‘Not So Pretty,’ will go into the belly of the…

Can You Stay Friends After a Break-Up?

So, it’s over. Your romance has run its course and it’s time to call it…

Why Is Our Culture So Obsessed With Nostalgia?

Nostalgia’s a funny thing. For every old-timer who waxes poetically of the “good ol’ days”…

Selena Gomez Says Quitting the Internet Has Transformed Her Mental Health

Actress, singer and entrepreneur Selena Gomez knows what it’s like to grow up on the…

How Marriage Almost Killed My Quiet Time

“My time with the Lord has suffered ever since I got married.” We were sitting…

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 My Anxiety Taught Me About God

“How do you live as a Christian when you struggle with anxiety?” She asked me,…

How to Actually Spring Clean

There’s two kinds of people in the world: people who love spring cleaning, and people…

Making the Most of Any Relationship Status

Whatever your relationship status, relationships can be consuming. Those who lack one fixate on getting…

Is It Even Possible to Manage Debt Anxiety?

I used to stay up at night, crying out of fear, anger, worry, grief, shame…

One Key to Finding Love Is Dreaming Bigger Than a ‘Soulmate’

Too many people approach dating with the idea that it’s all about finding “the one.”…