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[Special Post]10 Truths Every Young Adult Should Know About Faith

This is a Special Feature-Length Post. It’s more in-depth than usual, but worth the read. Feel free to read it in parts.

Millions of Young Adults Today Are Having Failing Spiritual Health – You Don’t Have To Be One of The Numbers.

I live in a country where (according to the last CENSUS data), ALL the traditional Christian denominations are seeing their youth numbers decrease. More notably, the youth account for 40 percent of those who are now shunning ALL religious affiliation.

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The spiritual life of young adults in the West. Increasing numbers are leaving not just their church but the Church altogether. | Photo by Art By Doc

That means in my country, the fastest growing religion among young men and women like me is “no religion“.

You may call it unfair, but I deduce from that data, not simply a growing disenchantment with religion, but an increasing neglect of the spiritual life (which then leads to dissociation from religion)Continue reading [Special Post]10 Truths Every Young Adult Should Know About Faith

Marriage Looking Doubtful? Please Choose Option # 3.

An Uncommon Perspective on How to View and Respond to A Life of Singleness.

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That tweet by John Piper on the 28th of August 2011, had already been retweeted by over 100 people on the 5th of September 2011 when I first saw it and was inspired to write this piece.

Some people, probably you, will choose (or be forced) to go the long journey of life alone. Single or alone does not necessarily mean lonely, sad and unsuccessful however. | Photo by Craig Sefton

The tweet got me curious. I asked myself “how does getting married or staying single affect whether you maximize your life?” Continue reading Marriage Looking Doubtful? Please Choose Option # 3.

Could This Resource Boost Your Appreciation for Prayer?

[dropcap style=”1″ size=”3″]A[/dropcap]fter my mom screamed, “Remember to say your prayers” I would jump over in my bed and repeat my little formula before sleeping.

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 “Dear Jesus, thank you for today, thank you for letting me live to see today, for keep me safe throughout the night…bless mommy and daddy, and my brothers and sister. Amen.”

As I grew older and the childhood formula grew dull, I found that whenever I tried to pray my mind would wander wildly, or I’d be so bored I’d fall asleep or I just didn’t know what to say. Continue reading Could This Resource Boost Your Appreciation for Prayer?

Got Complex Spiritual Questions? A Simple, Free Resource You’ll Love.

Why did God permit slavery? How is it the bible seems to record only about a few thousand years of history while scientist say the world is billions of years old?

We all have deep abiding questions

Lets be real: there are some real tough questions about real life issues that the bible does not explicitly say anything about. “Thou shall not take anti-depressants if you are a Christian.” Ever seen a verse like that? Continue reading Got Complex Spiritual Questions? A Simple, Free Resource You’ll Love.

Drowning In Fun (Are you striking the necessary balance?)

So what if you don’t speak Arabic? You have Google Chrome don’t you? So what if you can’t spell perfectly? Doesn’t spell check come standard? So what if you were born poor without a giant library full of encyclopedias? Wikipedia.

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Do you really have any valid excuses for failing to do more, go further, climb higher and press farther than your parents, and their parents? If so, what are they? If not, why don’t we?

Here are some phenomenal things you and I may be taking for granted: Continue reading Drowning In Fun (Are you striking the necessary balance?)