• 3 Myths About Prayer and How to Pray Authentically
    Prayer,  Purity

    3 Myths About Prayer (And How to Pray Authentically)

    Jesus, I need You right now. How many times have I whispered these words–or sobbed them–in desperation. When nothing else works, and all of my strength is used up, I finally let down my defenses and say the simple words. I let God in. But that’s the thing about prayer that most people don’t understand. Even I didn’t understand for the longest time. Prayer is not a one-way request line to heaven, but an intimate conversation with God. Sometimes it’s messy. Sometimes it’s silly. But it’s always real and always raw. Of course, we must unlearn a lot of what culture and other Christians have taught us about prayer in…

  • 3 myths about purity and the freeing truth
    dating,  Purity

    3 Myths About Purity (And the Freeing Truth)

    There’s a girl driving by a church, shaking her head because she knows she’ll never fit in. She’s slept with more than just one guy, and is now too dirty to enter heaven. How could God ever want her when all she was good for was her body? There’s a girl in youth group, pretending to have it all together. No one needs to know that she went just a little too far with her boyfriend. It was no big deal anyway. It was just a passionate make out session, right? There’s a girl listening to a sermon on Sunday morning, nodding her head to the line about purity. She…

  • dating
    dating,  Purity,  relationships

    My Problem with Christian Dating

    Okay, normally I try not to rant on here, but I’ve recently read something that made me lose it. It was midnight, and I was looking online for devotions for dating couples. And then somehow I stumbled upon some forum post from a Christian girl saying she refused to do devotionals with a boyfriend because she wanted to guard her heart. Yup. She said even praying together was too intimate–more than sex! I’m not trying to judge this person, as we all have different convictions. And she did have some good points about making sure people are solid in their faith personally before entering a relationship. The real problem I’m…

  • Jesus,  Purity,  relationships

    Friends With Benefits, Jesus, and Love

    I was in in the middle of eating lunch and thumbing through my friends’ Snap Chat stories when an article from Cosmopolitan about how to pull off having friends with benefits caught my eye. What I didn’t know is that God was going to use this article to remind me of what love really is all about. At first, my hope was that this article was only click bait sarcasm on why being friends with benefits is a terrible idea. And of course, I was wrong. So wrong in fact, that the article actually had some celebrity psychologist spewing advice on how to have casual sex with a friend and not get hurt–or fall in…

  • guest post,  Purity,  relationships

    Real Talk~What the Bible Says About Sex

    This is a guest post by the creative and fun blogger, Dainty M. I think it’s awesome how boldly she wrote on such a complicated topic. I hope you all enjoy! So this a topic most people shy away from, especially me. I’m a conservative, and I can come up with a thousand other topics to write about before this one. But this remains a core part of every young adult’s life, and God has led me to write on it. I’m no pro when it comes to stuff like this, but I believe in His guidance. So yes, young adults are said to be sexually active. Generally, youths are hot…