Real Life, Real People

Be inspired by these ordinary people who have extraordinary stories. Wherever you are in life, every story in here is sure to give you hope!

Disabilities

I am autistic and I am blessed: How to move from autism awareness to autism acceptance

Who am I? Son of a pastor. Student at a prestigious institution. Track and field sprinter with multiple medals. This is how I would love to define myself. These parts of me bring such joy and pride...

Family

“I felt like I wasn’t worthy”: After letting go of her painful past, this teen wants to pay it forward

Trigger warning: This article contains mention of self-harm and suicide. At just two months old, Rachel* was sent to foster care due to the history of abuse in her biological family. After nine years...

Real Life, Real People

Abortion stories and the painful truths that people don’t tell you

Jennifer was only a 17-year-old student when she had an abortion at five-and-a-half months of pregnancy. Yifen discovered she was pregnant shortly before she was due to leave for her post-doctorate...

Dating

How I met my husband in church

Vincent and I have been married for nearly two years now. We were one of the couples who got married during 2020’s circuit breaker over Zoom. It still amazes me how it all happened because we met...

Church Life

Female pastors: The strong women who are building the kingdom of God

Relatively speaking, female pastors are few and far between.  That it is why I thought it was really nice to hear the stories of Rev Peace Choi and Pastor Amadea Seow who were invited to speak...

News

Kyiv resident reveals what life in war-torn Ukraine looks like

First of all, let me express my most sincere gratitude and pass over thanks from my parents and friends for the care and prayers. In our situation, it’s the best you guys could have done and have...

Life & Death

America’s Got Talent singer Nightbirde dies at 31

After touching the world with her voice and story, America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer winner Jane Marczewski passed away on February 19 (Saturday) following a four-year battle with cancer. ...

Relationships

What no one warned you about marriage: Couples on dating, divorce, sex and porn

It was a night of earnest questions from engaged couple Salt&Light writer Gracia Lee, 25, and her fiancé Joel Seah, 29, a lawyer. In the last instalment of Salt&Light Family Night for 2021,...

Money Matters

Scammed of almost $150,000 and weighed down by 8 bank debts, I started life anew

More than three years ago, I was involved in a scam case when a person made use of my kindness. After establishing an online friendship with me, he tried to sweet-talk me over the next few weeks....