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YES to God’s Call

YES to God’s Call

I’m excited to introduce our Revive readers to the new president of our Life Action Division, John Avant. While I remain in my role as Executive Director for our overall ministry family, you’ll be hearing more and more from John as you interface with Life Action,...
I Do

I Do

We are familiar with the “I Do” at a marriage ceremony, but are there other “I Do’s” that we should be equally attending to? “He’s discerning religious life.” I had no idea what that had to do with their dating relationship, but I nodded my head politely and smiled at...
The Fairy Tale Myth

The Fairy Tale Myth

Why does it seem that singleness is one of the worst things that can happen to someone? I was unwittingly fed this narrative by movies I watched as a kid. Take for instance Cinderella—marriage was the goal, and being single was the curse to overcome. At the end of the...
How to Love Single People in Your Church

How to Love Single People in Your Church

There’s Pain in Your Pews Since writing a book on singleness, I hear from single people often. Here’s what one 39-year-old woman has to say: I’m convinced there is something very wrong with me! I feel like a complete outcast in each and every church. The weird thing...
Single, Satisfied, and Sent: Mission for the Not-Yet-Married

Hard Questions on Singleness

What was going on in 1 Corinthians 7, where Paul recommended singleness? Drawing from the teaching of Jesus and the Old Testament, Paul was showing the Corinthian church how to apply God’s commands (1 Corinthians 7:1, 6-7, 10-12, 25, 40) as they faced trials and...