Singlehood

I’m single. How could I possibly understand the love of Christ?

I’ve reached that age. The age when all your friends are either getting married or posting their engagement photos on Facebook. When your heart starts to hurt when you realise how single you...

Real Life, Real People

The depressed husband, autistic child – and the woman who kept her family together

My husband and I really enjoyed life with each other. We did things together, we shared openly about everything. He would help me to clarify my thinking. He was my confidante. He was also my support...

Relationships

True love sets you free

Love [noun]: Strong feeling of affection Love. A word indescribable and uncontainable. A mere four letters, but four that can make a heart, or tragically break one. A tangible word, with an...

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...