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Three Challenges You’ll Face in Your 20s

There’s one thing you’ve probably figured out by now: life can be hard. You might…

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,…

A Role Model

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let…

When Is It Time to Leave a Friendship Behind?

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

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.

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…

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”…

What My Anxiety Taught Me About God

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

It’s Spring — Get Into the Great Outdoors

RELEVANT looks at ways to get outdoors now that winter is (mostly) over and spring has sprung.

Six Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

The alarm sounds. You slowly roll over to hit the snooze, and out of instinct,…

What I Wish Someone Would Have Said When I Was Drowning in Debt

Blue dust-specked light streamed down from the side screens covered with lyrics to one of…

How to Live in Community That Has Let You Down

In our society, we talk about a lot about community. Ever since the nineties, when…

I’m Single. Stop Pitying Me on Valentine’s Day.

Scenario 1: Valentine’s Day. It’s a sudden build up. The Christmas decorations are wiped off…

The Life Changing Power of Dating Your Spouse

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

Getting In Shape Is Easier than You Think

Jason Boyett writes an article for RELEVANT about getting in shape—and how it’s much easier than we think much of the time.

5 Habits That Sabotage Joy

I’m not sure if it was the scowl on her face or the glare in…

A Better Way to Talk About Adoption

There are a multitude of articles on the internet of things not to say to…

God Gave Us Emotions For a Reason

We often advise each other to change or replace an emotion with a “better” one.…

Is Forgiveness the Bible’s Most Controversial Teaching?

Several years ago, I led a series on the subject of forgiveness with college students…

Five Ways to Be Generous Even If You’re Broke

God calls us to be generous. But what if you’re broke, barely making it through…

How to Talk to Your Coworkers About Christ Without Being a Jerk

At my job, I have a coworker obsessed with The Office. It’s her favorite show.…

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health Today

When people think of mental health, they often think of mood disorders like depression, bipolar…

What We Get Wrong About Dating

One day, a blond, mountain biking, engineer, five years younger than me asked me out on a date. I’m glad I ignored my list and said yes.

Nine Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job

In 2014, I hated my job. At the time I was working in sales and…

Making (and Keeping) New Year’s Resolutions

Across cultures and throughout history, New Year’s Day has been a time of jubilant celebration.…

A Guide to Not Bailing on Your New Year’s Resolutions

After another challenging year of quarantine, remote working, social unrest, economic uncertainty, virtual church and…

A Better Way to Think About New Year’s Resolutions

Whether or not you make resolutions this time of year, you can probably see the…

Celebration Is a Spiritual Discipline

My husband and I had the honor of officiating our eldest son’s wedding this summer.…

How to Celebrate Christmas When You’re Hurting

When I was a kid, each Christmas Eve at my house replayed the same scenario.…

A Guide to Being Single During the Holidays

“What happened to the time?” I ask myself. It seems like only yesterday I was…

Five Money Mistakes to Avoid During the Holiday Season

Let me guess, your to holiday to-do list is 427 feet long already. The quarantine…

How Do I Deal With My Dysfunctional Family During the Holidays?

“Oh there’s no place like home, for the holidays!” was written by someone who lives…

So, You Don’t Feel Like Going Home for Christmas

Usually, when I’m driving through the back roads of my suburban hometown listening to Something…

The Spiritual Side of Sleep

Sleeping can be one of the most spiritual things you can do. Controversial? Definitely. True?…

The Unexpected Benefits of Real Community

Here’s a story with which you may be familiar. Boy meets girl. They fall in…

10 Things Every Thanksgiving Host Should Know

This year, my family has hit the Thanksgiving jackpot: we’re going to the lake with…

What to Do When You Feel Stuck in Life

For most of my twenties, I felt like such a failure.

 I felt lost, frustrated…

Why We Should Take Fun Seriously

I love to have fun, but sometimes I feel a little guilt about it. It…