Relationships

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No one willing to talk with an African girl in church

It's Time to Talk About Racism in the Church

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“There’s an African church in another part of town. Perhaps that would be better for your husband.” That was what a lady said to me one Sunday as l was chatting with someone in the church courtyard before the morning service.
A woman looking out of the window with a mixed feeling during Christmas.

Celebrating Christ in the Shadow of Miscarriage

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With “merry lattes” to go and gingerbread settlements taking over window displays, it is safe to say another Christmas has come calling. Yet, for me, it’s also another Christmas in the shadow of disease, social distancing, and degrees of despair.
a girl is greeting with a church member who coming to the church

How I Got into Ushering as An Introvert

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Earlier this year, I signed up for something I didn’t think I would normally do—ushering. Being an introvert, I felt nervous at the thought of approaching fellow members to greet them.
A mum is busy with her own work and the children behind is making noise

The Day I Broke Down as a Parent—and Found Rest in Jesus

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I was a complete mess. The husband was yet at another meeting, so I was stuck with two young children and a baby at witching hour. When my son accidentally tipped his entire bowl of rice all over the floor—I completely lost it.
Photo of a married couple holding hands

What I Learned from Marrying Someone of a Different Faith

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I knew I had compromised. I had accepted this man who believes in God and accepts the Bible in some measure. What mattered most, I thought, was that he loved and accepted me as I am.
A woman is feeling lonely and look at the window

Married—But I'm Still Lonely

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Even though my husband was literally just a few feet away on the couch (clear proof that I wasn’t alone), it made little difference at that moment. I was longing for the kind of soul-nourishing intimacy that comes with female friendships—the willingness to listen and talk at length, the gentle tone, the comforting hug or touch on the shoulder, and most of all, hearing them say, “I know what you mean” or “Yeah, me too!” 
Illustration of a lady with cat dreaming of a relationship

Why Do I Want a Significant Other?

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I was four years old when I told my mum that I’d like to get married when I’m older. “Because,” I told my mum excitedly, “I’d like to wear a white dress—just like Cinderella!”. I’m now in my 30s, and I'm still single.
Illustration of girl holding mobile phone in front of laptop

How God Met Me Where I Was—Single and Feeling Left Behind

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I have been longing for a partner for as long as I can remember. However, my plans of getting married young did not happen. And now that I’m in my 30s—and still single—there are days when I feel incredibly lonely.
Illustration of 3 men ready for dating

5 Ways to Stop Feeling Desperate When It Comes to Dating

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At the start of each relationship, I was worried that I wouldn't find a suitable life partner. My trust in God had begun to waver. The resulting feeling of desperation caused me to compromise on aspects that should’ve been clear non-negotiables when looking for my future husband.