Real Life, Real People

Learning how to love my family: How God turned things around in my home

Growing up, I relished weekend outings with my family. We made trips to Malaysia and amusement parks. The most memorable was to a farm where I fed the goats and complained about the stench. But all...

Dating

How important is physical attraction in a relationship?

“Cliff, do you realise all the girls that you used to pursue have one thing in common? They all have long hair. I have long hair.” This was Wai Jia’s response after seeing the pictures of the...

News

Seek safeguards, learn to love: Lawyers’ thoughts in the wake of Section 377A repeal

Since the repeal of Section 377A was announced in Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s National Day Rally speech on Sunday (Aug 21), various ministers have given more details on the steps that will...

Studies & NS

Blurred boundaries: How can we navigate grey areas while living on campus?

As a bright-eyed freshman, staying in hall seemed like the “must do” on everyone’s university bucket list. So you can imagine my joy when I got offered a spot. Entering university...

#PublishPeace

Reaching out to the family member who’s left the faith

Do you think it’s easier to share Christ to someone in your own family or to a stranger? I’ve encountered many Christians who find it difficult to talk to their family and relatives about Jesus;...

Friendship

I’m super sentimental. Is that a bad thing?

I’m a pretty sentimental person. I’m the sort who will always look back to wave at my friends after we part. Goodbyes don’t sit well with me, whether it’s saying goodbye to...

Dating

What if my partner is poor? 5 questions to consider

When my father, a savvy businessman, first met with my then-boyfriend-and-missionary, Cliff, to get to know him better, he told Cliff to bring along an Excel sheet of all his savings and monthly...

Discipleship

Hurt in church? It wasn’t easy for me to forgive either

As we spoke, her question stopped me in my tracks.  Essentially, she was asking me how my Christian faith plays a part in helping me to forgive others. My good friend, who was a non-believer, went...

Friendship

Burning Bridges or building them? Reflecting on the not-so-innocent games we play

I was at a friend’s house one day when she introduced a new game to me. “It’s quite a fun game!” she promised, and promptly laid a pack of cards on the table. This brought...