Dating

How-tos & Handles

The 4 stages of forgiveness

The Lord gently said to me one day, “There are still many areas in your heart that hold unforgiveness. You need to forgive deeply in order to soar.” Later, He showed me the map to deep...

Relationships

Why I run from the people who love me

I’m a runner. I run from problems. I’ve come to realise that I instinctively put up my walls as defences. I distance myself and turn away from hard times. It’s so easy to run when things are...

Marriage

So you want to get married

So you want to get married …  Are you crazy?! Why would you want to do that? Don’t you know how difficult marriage is? Marriage has been on the decline worldwide. In the US, it is estimated...

Dating

Why can’t Christians date non-Christians?

It’s a question that is regularly asked, but not always accurately answered. It confuses, perplexes, and even angers both Christians and non-Christians alike. It sounds elitist,...

Marriage

2 non-negotiables when looking for a spouse

Marriage is hard. I think this is worth repeating. In caps and bold. MARRIAGE IS HARD. It’s worth repeating because, well, marriage is hard! Ask any married person, and confirm it with their...

Dating

From ‘I will never’ to ‘I do’

There were two times in my life that I said “I will never” do something. Both times, I ended up doing the very thing I said I would not.  The first time, I said: “I will never...

Marriage

THIR.ST TALKS: Veteran Valentines share their secrets on how to make a marriage last

With increasing divorce rates, older marriages and fewer people opting for marriage, young couples may approach Valentine’s Day with weariness and trepidation. It seems ever harder for a...

Dating

Lovers or just friends? Or is there a better option?

“We’re just friends,” Esther (not her real name, to protect her dignity) insisted when I asked her about this guy she’d been hanging out with. They’d been out for brunches, movies and late...

Dating

Break up, shake up, wake up: This is not a Valentine’s Day story

“I’m staying off social media tomorrow,” my best friend said on February 13, 2016. “Too much PDA going on.” I laughed. There was some truth in her statement. February 14 is a day set aside...