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Choose Love, Even In a World of Hate

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John 13:35: “By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Love is not a debate. Sometimes we, even as Christians, can get so caught up in being right, that we forget what really matters. This is especially evident on social media. It saddens me greatly when I think of the way so many of us treat each other on the internet, so many sides...

3 Things To Do In Response to Violence and Injustice

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I want to make my position and background clear: I am a white, female teenager, and I live in Minnesota’s Twin Cities—Minneapolis and St. Paul. When I was born, I unknowingly had privilege others would never have, simply because of my background and skin color. Racism is a human construction, founded in sin.  From the biblical era, forms of racism have existed as one people group prejudiced...

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The Romantic Deception: What if There Isn’t a “One”?

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Editor’s Note: We’re thrilled to welcome Gary Thomas to the Reb today! His book The Sacred Search is an excellent resource for Christ-centered relationships and choosing a spouse wisely. We highly recommend it! When Tom Cruise—playing Jerry Maguire—uttered those now famous words, “You complete me,” he was married to his second wife, Nicole Kidman. Cruise and Kidman divorced five years...

One Question Every Teen Needs to Ask About Love and Romance

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Do you have a list? You know, a list of the qualities you want in a future spouse. Some people have general lists that may or may not be written down. Others get a little more specific and put down preferred hair and eye color or even what musical instruments or sports they want their significant other to play. I once heard of a girl who had a list nine pages long, detailing everything from birth...

3 Things to Remember When It Feels Like God Has Abandoned You

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I was crying and screaming. “God, where are you?! Why have you left me when I need you the most? Why have you abandoned me?” I have severe anxiety. It wakes me up at night, gives me nightmares, and when my body doesn’t know what to do with all the built-up anxiety, it shuts down and makes me pass out. The panic attacks I experience make me want to just lay down and never get up...

3 Reasons Romantic Relationships Fall Apart (And the One Thing That’s Missing)

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I think it’s safe to say that often, romantic relationships don’t start out strong. Especially among teenagers. Several years back, I had a teammate on my senior league baseball team, who must have been about fifteen years old. This guy—who had a girlfriend—became the focal point for a great deal of needling and teasing because he and his girlfriend would literally break up and get...

What The Stars Teach Us About Sharing Kindness

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When the light of the sun slips below the horizon, and darkness falls, the stars shine their brightest. From down on this fallen earth, we see them glistening from afar and wonder. We see them, we imagine them, we dream of them. We gaze upon them unabashedly, for they are unquestionably beautiful, and though we try and count their number, we are left breathless and utterly fascinated by the sight...

The Greatest Love You Could Find This Valentine’s Day

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, we usually see cards, candy, and red and pink hearts everywhere–all representing this thing called love. But what is love? Google defines love as “an intense feeling of deep affection.” That’s a powerful description, isn’t it? However, Valentine’s Day celebrates romantic love, and many of us teens don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend at this stage of our...

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rebelling against low expectations

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