Family

Can I celebrate my mum despite her imperfections?

My relationship with my mum isn’t the best. Growing up, I didn’t feel particularly safe about sharing everything in my life with my mum. She isn’t exactly the kind who would be very expressive...

Dating

Are we over-spiritualising our love lives?

In Bible College (or “Bridal College” as it’s also known), I was asked out on a date by a guy whom I had clearly stuck in the friend-zone list. But my friends encouraged us to be together...

Family

Learning to share the Gospel with my grandparents

My popo (maternal grandmother) is great.  She’s smart despite never really going to school (she learned to read Mandarin all by herself!), resourceful and thrifty.  She makes the best fried eggs...

Real Life, Real People

#SpillTheTeh: Ex-offenders on life after prison

In the latest episode of #SpillTheTeh, we interviewed 3 ex-offenders to hear them share about their lives before and after prison.  Graceson Ang (38) Tian Boon Keng (35) Johnny Chin (49) How we got...

Dating

Situationships: More than friendship, less than love?

Friendships with the opposite gender can be pretty tricky to navigate. It’s not at all the same as friendships with the same gender, so our approach towards them has to differ. Male-female...

Dating

Does it matter who makes the first move?

I was the one who made the first move by asking my then-boyfriend (now husband) out. We first met online and after an encouraging conversation, I initiated a coffee date. I don’t have any...

Dating

Dating: Am I gonna be forever alone?

Reading this Thir.st article, I was struck by how much it resonated with my dating journey: the situation doesn’t look good and I’m often in low spirits. To keep things brief, I have been...

Dating

Should I date a guy who is less qualified than me?

Trending in Singapore, is an article with the headline “How would you respond if your graduate daughter dated a plumber?”. Another similar article earlier in 2022 stated more Singapore women were...

Personalities

Eleven’s engaged at 19: How early is too early to get married?

Millie Bobby Brown, who stars as Eleven in Stranger Things, is now engaged at 19 to Jon Bon Jovi’s 20-year-old son, Jacob Bongiovi. Brown uploaded a picture of herself being embraced by...