Category: Relationship

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Dating Tips

Here’s some advice for making your dating experiences something you can feel good about afterwards: 1) Be spiritually prepared. Talk to God while you’re getting ready. Time spent before the mirror is important, but time spent with God is all-important....

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Unity Without Uniformity (2)

In working for unity: 1) Consider your motives. Only God knows the motives of a person’s heart, and only God is qualified to judge them. ‘No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit’ (1 Corinthians 2:11...

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Unity Without Uniformity (1)

The last prayer Jesus prayed before His crucifixion was that we would come together in unity. That’s a tall order! We’re a thoroughly diverse assortment, differing denominationally, doctrinally, politically, emotionally, intellectually, socially and materially, often to the point of enmity...

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On Marriage (5)

Ask the elders: they were quick to discover that the greatest threat to marriage is—selfishness! A mother was trying to explain to her little son the benefits of unselfishness. She concluded her talk by saying, ‘We’re in this world to...

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On Marriage (4)

Thinking about tying the knot? In a healthy marriage, a shared faith is the glue that will hold you together in times of trouble. But when one spouse is an unbeliever, it can be difficult for the other. Concerning marriage,...

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On Marriage (3)

Clara Null says: ‘My Sunday school class was learning the Ten Commandments. When we got to ‘‘Thou shalt not commit adultery’’, I wondered if I’d have to explain it. Sure enough, a seven-year-old girl raised her hand and asked, ‘‘What...

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On Marriage (2)

Thinking about tying the knot? One of the most common issues that cause marriages to fail is finances. There’s a nice story about an usher who passed the collection plate at a church wedding. When one of the guests objected,...

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On Marriage (1)

Ask the grownups: when you’ve been married years and decades, it’s easy to remember where and when you got married, but sometimes what escapes you is why. God created Eve because He knew Adam was lonely and incomplete. So if...

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Choose the Right Friends (2)

Take the initiative. Don’t wait to be introduced. Say ‘hello’ and get the other person’s name. If you’re naturally shy, it can be hard taking the first step. But the chances are that the other person feels the same, and...