14 Bible Verses About Relationships

As humans, romantic relationships can be one of the most special and fulfilling parts of life. The bond that God created us to experience with our significant other is such a unique blessing.

However, as Christians, our mindset and way of going about dating and marriage is sometimes much different from what the world tells us. If we want a fruitful, blessed, and Godly relationship, it’s important for us to look to the Creator of such things for how to do so.

So what does the Word of God say about love? The following are 16 Bible verses all about dating and marriage relationships that I hope will guide you and encourage you!

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13 Tips for Doing a Social Media Detox

In today’s world, I think it’s safe to say that social media is a huge part of most everyone’s lives. We use it to update our loved ones, meet new friends, keep up with the trends, learn new things, and so much more! It’s truly how we stay connected with the world.

Social media has a lot of positive uses and attributes, but it can also very easily take over our lives. We’ve all been there— mindlessly scrolling for hours, ignoring those around us as we read the next post, getting caught up in new drama. When social media begins to waste our time, negatively affect our mental health, and cause problems in our relationships, then it may just be time to do a detox.

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10 Signs Social Media Has Become an Idol in Your Life

In today’s world, social media is a huge part of life. It’s how we meet new people, keep up with friends, share information, run our businesses, and learn new things. Without it, modern life would look much different.

As helpful and positive as social media can be, it certainly has its downfalls and negative attributes.

We’ve all been affected one way or another by the mindless scrolling, cyberbullying, petty drama, wasted time, and technology addiction that has come along because of the popular social media platforms. And as Christians, it’s important for us to know when certain boundaries have been crossed.

Social media can go from a positive resource and entertainment to a sinful distraction very quickly.

Has social media become an idol in your life? Check out the 10 signs below to see if you need to take a break from the scroll.

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15 Things to Pray About When You Don't Know What to Pray

As Christians, we know prayer is an important part of our relationship with God. It’s talked about many times in the Bible and I think we all have that natural pull to talk to the Lord.

However, the ability to pray isn’t necessarily programmed into our hearts and minds as soon as we accept Jesus as our Savior. Some people find it very easy to pray, while others do not. This can lead to a lot of doubts, insecurities, and roadblocks for growing in our faith!

If you find it difficult to pray in general, or maybe sometimes you just find a loss for words, I hope this list of 16 things to pray can help you become more confident in talking to God (even when you don’t know what to pray!)

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A Note to the Girl Struggling with Comparison featuring Shining for the Lord

God made you to be you.

As simple as loving yourself sounds, I know it isn't simple like that for most girls, including me. As I have battled comparison BIG time myself.

I’ll always remember coming home from school and telling my mom how ugly I was, that I just wanted to be like my friends. No matter what she told me, I argued back and didn't believe her that I really was a, “Special, one of a kind girl who is beautiful inside and out.” I vaguely remember trying everything to make me feel good about myself, hanging out with the “Cool group,” convincing my parents to buy me new shoes and all. Then, getting that one comment from the one girl. I remember starting to workout because I HATED my external appearance and at such a young age. Comparison really is the thief of joy. I wish I would've known this sooner.

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How to Honor God by Living a Healthy Lifestyle featuring The Nourishing Soul Co.

What is the definition of a healthy lifestyle? Before entering my graduate nutrition program, I would’ve told you that what you eat and how you workout is what really counts. Even though those are two important elements of a healthy lifestyle, there is more to health than that. If you truly want to live a healthy lifestyle, you also need to take care of your mind and soul.

It’s 2019. We’re living in the most progressive and digital age in history. Americans have unlimited educational resources at their fingertips, courtesy of the Internet. You might assume that our country is thriving and everyone is living their best life ever. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. In comparison to other high-income countries, Americans aren’t living as long and 19.1% of the country is diagnosed with anxiety each year (1).

When we look health related to nutrition, ¾ of Americans have an eating pattern that is low in fruits, vegetables, dairy, and healthy oils (2). And the majority of people are eating more than the recommended daily intake of sugars, saturated fats, and sodium (2).

Clearly, what the media and mainstream health authorities have been promoting isn’t working. People are living with nutritional deficiencies, disease and less happiness relative to the quality of life (1). You can eat healthy and follow nutrition and exercise recommendations to the T. But if you’re not nourishing your mind and soul with a relationship with Jesus, you’ll continue to feel unfulfilled and struggle with your health. 

The solution? Invite the Lord to walk with you and follow His Word as you actively live a healthy lifestyle!

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His Ways Are Not My Ways featuring Sarah Paige Diaries

I will never forget the day I sat on the floor of my bedroom crying my eyes out because my life was going in a completely opposite direction from where I thought it was going. When I finished high school, I made a failed attempt at going to Bible college, and then I moved home and started working at my church. I was a production assistant and focused mainly on sound, lights, and graphics. And I loved my job. I loved every single second of it and decided it was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

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A Prayer for Depression

In today’s world, we all face troubles, fighting numerous battles that can make the day-to-day more difficult than we would like.

Some battles are fought in the open, physically and for all to see. But other battles are more internal, sometimes never being known or acknowledged by others around us.

Mental health problems are a huge crisis today, with illnesses such as anxiety and depression debilitating countless people. Some may think that Christians wouldn’t have to deal with these battles, but it is far from the case.

The body of Christ is being hit with the same mental struggles as non-Christians and the result is saddening.

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Quiet Time with God: My In-Depth Routine + Ideas, Tips, and Scriptures

Quiet time with God is such an important part of a Christian lifestyle. Being a Christian is about having a deep, intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ.

When we have a relationship with someone, what do we do? Usually we spend time with them, talk to them, get to know them, and trust them. This is how we should look at the function of our quiet time with God!

What does your time with Jesus look like? Everyone’s may look a little different, but the basic principles are prayer and Bible study. Below I’ve detailed my quiet time routine to show you how I go about these things.

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