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Should We Follow Our Dreams?

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I follow my dreams. In fact, you do too. Each day, we form new dreams, develop old ones, and hold them up high as our ultimate destination. I have dreamed of becoming many things—a missionary, a doctor, a mom, a wife, a writer, a singer, and a princess, among other things. Although my dreams have changed with time and age, I have held on tightly to each one, often unwilling to let them go. I’ve...

5 Steps to Conquering a Pornography Addiction

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“Just save sex for marriage” is often the sole encouragement offered in conversations about sex and purity, but there are many other more specific struggles in this area. Countless teens battle pornography addictions, wrestle with masturbation or erotica, or deal with lustful thoughts. Introduce these topics and the conversation about purity gets more complicated. How do we biblically handle...

The Truth About a Christian’s Self-Worth

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In recent years, we’ve seen a renewed cultural focus on self-worth. Mental health movements seek to address the crippling insecurities that harm people of all walks of life, and we’re constantly being told that we’re wonderful. That we’re perfect. That we’re good enough. On the surface, this seems like a good thing. Some people struggle with seeing themselves in a...

Honoring God in Your “Situationship”: Advice for the Season Between Single and Dating

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“We need to just make up a word.” I agreed. We both paused. I had no ideas. I vetoed “friends+”, but when he suggested “situationship” it seemed to fit. It doesn’t roll off my tongue well, but then again, where Peter and I are at is not something that fits neatly into a box. We aren’t ‘just friends’ anymore, and we decided it wouldn’t help to pretend that’s all we are. But we’re also...

3 Evidences for the Resurrection of Christ

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Having celebrated Easter this past weekend, the topic of the resurrection of Jesus has been at the forefront of many Christians minds as we paused to express gratitude to God for salvation from our sins. Recently, I’ve been studying the evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and have found that doing so has helped increase my faith. It has given me more confidence to face questions and doubts...

What’s a Biblical Worldview? (And How Do I Know If I Have One?)

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Whether you realize it or not, you have a worldview and it impacts nearly every part of your life. But how do you know if you have the right worldview? Is it possible to have the wrong worldview? Sara digs into this topic today and gives you a crash course in biblical worldview. This episode equips you to evaluate your own worldview, understand other worldviews, and live boldly for God even in...

Announcing The Rebelution’s New Book: Stand Up, Stand Strong by Sara Barratt

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Today’s generation of teens is facing challenges no generation before has dealt with. We’re navigating a culture of smartphones, social media, on-demand TV, gender fluidity, same-sex marriage, abortion, and rampant addiction. We face hard questions that our parents and grandparents didn’t have to answer when they were growing up. How should I respond to #BlackLivesMatter, gender...

3 Ways God Used My Depression for Good

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“Can You really use this for good, Lord?” It was a question I asked God time and time again as I walked the dark, lonely road of depression in 2020. I knew He promised He was able to use everything for His purposes (Rom. 8:28), but I couldn’t fathom how He could take the bleak, hopeless days of brain fog and overwhelming fear and turn them into something good. I just wanted to escape the...

If Christ Had Not Been Raised: Why the Resurrection is Essential

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It is undeniable that Easter is the center of history. All the Old Testament points to the death and resurrection of Jesus. All the New Testament is based on it. Often, however, we talk only about one part. The cross has become the symbol of Christianity. We emphasize the death of Jesus (which is good), but in doing that, we often forget to emphasize His resurrection as well. Most of us know the...

If You Want Your Life to Make A Difference…

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Over the past few years, as I’ve talked to hundreds of Christian teens, there’s one thing that I’ve learned. They want to follow God…but they’re not always sure what that looks like. They’re hungry for more…but don’t know where to find it. They long to make a difference with their lives…but staying motivated is hard. In short, they deeply need...

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