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Social Media, Mental Health, and God’s Peace


If you are anything like me, you have probably spent a lot more time on social media this year. This might have something to do with us all having to social distance for weeks, even months. I am so grateful that social media has enabled me to stay in touch with friends and family during a rather trying year, but I am still left to wonder, is social media doing more harm than good? Broadband...

I Go to Counseling for Anxiety and I’m Not Crazy


I have fought the battle of anxiety almost every day since I was a little girl, and more recently, every night and day of the past two years. I get it. There is often a stigma associated with Christians needing mental help when phrases like “Just pray more” and “Jesus will fix it” is thrown around like candy. Though these statements can be factual, and I believe in God’s redemptive power to heal...

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4 Steps to Take When Life is Spinning Out of Control


I used to think I was someone who didn’t have control issues. That is… until the pandemic spread across the globe. I’ve heard stories of people who don’t like riding in planes because they would rather be the pilot flying the plane than be the passenger. If you would have asked me a couple of years ago if I had control issues like that, I would have said, “Nope. Definitely not.” And then COVID-19...

What Hamilton Can Teach Us About Our Own Stories


Editor’s Note: Here at TheReb, we want young people to engage with culture from a Christian perspective–so we’ll regularly talk about current cultural topics. However, not all media is appropriate for all ages or stages of life, so we encourage our readers to use discernment, listen to their authority figures, and ultimately, consider what is “good, true, and lovely”...

God Wants to Help Us With Our Emotions


She just couldn’t bring herself to do it. Her mother and siblings were urging her to join them as they were leaving for a trip–but Elizabeth felt panic rushing over her body, and she couldn’t explain why. As the panic attack stole Elizabeth’s control over her body, she passed out on the ground, cancelling her family’s trip as they rushed to help her. Dark episodes like these continued throughout...

The Next Right Thing: Frozen 2, 2020, and Perseverance


With all the ups and downs that 2020 has brought us, sometimes it’s hard looking to the future. Many of us have a number of questions about what the next few months will look like: Will my school open? Is my job secure? Will things go back to normal? We don’t have a lot of answers to these questions right now. What can we do? Some of us default to worrying about the future, some of us distract...

What does Christian Self-Care Look Like?


Yesterday, we talked about loving who God created us to be–so today we’re digging into self-care. Just like with self-love, my initial thought was that self-care isn’t godly. It seems selfish. Doesn’t the Bible say to care for others more than yourself? To put others first? Yes, self-care can turn into sin—just like anything in this world. But it doesn’t have to. Is self-care biblical...

Can Self-Love Be Biblical?


Self-love is a very popular topic in today’s world. Christians seemed to be divided over it—is it biblical or is it selfish? Personally, it’s something I’ve wrestled with a lot. Defining our terms. Before we get into this, I want to clarify that I’m not using the term “self-love” in quite the same way that you’re used to hearing it. In the secular world, “self-love” tends to come with pride, and...

“Finch In The Pantry” Album Review


The first time I listened to an Arcadian Wild album, I think I was cleaning a bathroom. Maybe that’s why that album (and eventually the rest of their work) became my cleaning music. When Saturday rolls around and I need to clean so I don’t drive my roommate crazy, I put on the band’s self-titled album and sing along. At the end of every break, when I have to pack up the suitcases again, the...

I Didn’t Choose Anxiety, But I Still Choose Jesus


Cardboard boxes line my wall. They’re full of towels and clothes and shower shoes with cool little holes in the foam for drainage. Yep, if you didn’t guess already… I’m moving. Moving to college in three short weeks. And if I’m honest, I’m scared. I’m terrified of the unknown, which is only intensified by the variables COVID-19 introduced to the college situation. It’s weird enough to move to a...

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rebelling against low expectations

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