Marissa Luk

Learn more about Marissa Luk and check out Marissa Luk’s contributions to YMI over the years.

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Living with Cancel Culture as a Christian

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For some years now, being on social media has turned me into a just-keep-it-to-myself kind of Christian. I’ve been avoiding talking about things like Christ-centred identity and Biblical marriage because I don’t want risk being labelled.
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10 Practical Ways to Love Your Spouse

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I soon came to realise that as much as my husband appreciated my efforts, he wasn’t a fan of reading or collecting figurines. Instead, he felt more loved whenever I spent time with him. Since then, we’ve made more effort to show love in ways that really meet the other person’s needs.
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Is God Leading You into a Season of Pruning?

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Since my home church in Mexico sent me out for missions in East Asia almost five years ago, I had been living by a mindset that it’s my responsibility to be productive in whatever ministry God leads me to. However, in the past year, I haven’t felt as busy or “productive” the way I have in other locations I’ve lived in. The extra downtime has prompted me to reflect on the years I’ve spent on this side of the world, which made me realise that I’ve been feeling weary for quite some time.

For When You Start to Doubt God’s Calling

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There are going to be so many times that you doubt yourself, your abilities, and your calling. You are going to question if you really are useful, and if you truly should have left home in the first place. As excited as you are to make Jesus known in Asia, you’ll end up letting fear take over many times.

I Battle With Anxiety, But I'm Not Defeated

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I don’t know the exact timing, but some five years ago I began my long, draining battle with depression and anxiety disorders. The seasons since have fluctuated in ferocity and been riddled with counselor meetings, psychiatric appointments, medications, and even suicidal urges.

Handing in My Self-Degrading Thoughts

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One of the most natural habits I acquired through life was that of putting myself down. I didn’t need anyone talking down at or to me because I was already so good at doing it to myself. 

4 Ways to Know It's Time to Move On to Marriage

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Our relationship was unusual from the very start. I came from Mexico, and Brian lived in the United States, but we ended up meeting in Hong Kong while working in ministry at the same church. Along with romantic interest in each other, our attraction sprung from a mutual pull towards missions.

3 Questions to Ask When You're Dating

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Dating can be such a thrilling adventure, especially since it might possibly lead to marriage! However, before we even step into a relationship, there may be many questions in our minds. For instance, how can I know that I’m ready for a relationship?

The Girl I'll Never Forget

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I had barely turned 17 that fall in 2015. Newly arrived in Hungary for Bible college, I accompanied a group of pastors and students that were going to one of the many refugee camps at the Serbian border to help with relief and supplies.