Christ as first love

Singleness

A Surrendered Heart
Laying Our Romantic Dreams at Jesus’ Feet

by Leslie Ludy

No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other.Matthew 6:24It was a warm September evening, twenty-three years ago.  I sat quietly on my bed, gazing through my open window at the brilliant colors that lit up the sky as the sun slowly dipped below the horizon.  It was a beautiful scene, but I coul


Relationships

Pointing Others to Jesus
How to Cultivate Christ-Centered Relationships

by Leslie Ludy

I can't believe we are actually going to our first party as a married couple! I told Eric happily as our old-but-faithful Toyota pulled into the circular driveway of our friends' house.


Relationships

Why I Don't Want to Marry a Church Girl

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

I Have a Secret Confession.I’ve thought a lot about it over the years and need to get it out in the open. Once you hear it, you may call me crazy. You likely won’t understand what I mean, but it’s still true. I’ve talked with other warrior poets over the years and many of them agree with me.Okay, okay. I won’t put it off any longer.


Devotion

The Destiny Question
A Christ-Centered Approach to Finding True Purpose

by Leslie Ludy

It was 1905. Seventeen-year-old Lillian Trasher stepped into the bustling editor’s office at a big-city newspaper, nervously clutching her sketchpad. Her heart beat excitedly at the flurry of activity around her as typewriters clicked and reporters scribbled furiously on notepads. Landing a lucrative job as a newspaper artist had been a long-time dream of Lillian’s.


Singleness

Beyond the Search for Mr. Right
Using Your Single Years Well

by Leslie Ludy

I’d like to let you in on a little-known secret: If you are single, God has a much higher calling upon your life than spending all your time and energy trying to snag a husband.(Shocking, I know.)While such a statement may seem obvious when it’s written out in black and white, in real life it can easily become blurry.


Singleness

Preparing to Marry a Warrior Poet

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

Sabina Wurmbrand’s life made an impact that has reverberated into innumerable lives. Imagine yourself in Romania, in 1945. Communism has recently stormed Romania and is raining torrents of hatred and persecution upon the Christians. They've also taken a more subtle approach through seeking to slither their way into the inner ranks of the Church.


Relationships

Purely and Simply a Sister

by Anonymous Warrior Poet

Dear sister in Christ,I hope you are growing each day in the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Although there are a lot of challenges and distractions to divert you off the path of righteousness, I pray that you will continue on and not lose faith. Have you noticed the lack of godly men in this generation? Yes, I suppose you have; you probably feel it even more acutely than I do.