Relevant Magazine

Making The Most of Being Single
Published by on September 23, 2011

“The Church has glamorized marriage. With all these good-looking, young couples around us marrying at 19 and 21, talking about how much sex they are having and how good it is to be married to their best friend. We want it, and we want it badly…

I think the Devil loves that you so desperately want to be married. You crying on your bedroom floor, begging God for a boyfriend because you can’t handle being alone. All your attention focused on finding someone to marry. He rejoices in your beliefs that you don’t think you will be happy until you find ‘the one.’

He’s got you right where he wants you: so distracted with a desperate need for a relationship, you cannot live the life God has called you to while you’re single.”

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Has America Lost Faith?
Originally published by on October 13, 2011

Two-hundred days ago I left Los Angeles with nothing but a duffle bag full of clothes, a laptop and a car. I drove across the country in search of faith in America. In search of God in the streets instead of the church, relying entirely on the kindness of strangers for survival…

‘Max, maybe this trip isn’t about you,’ Nick, a student at Moody Bible College said to me over breakfast a few days later. I could barely stomach the eggs and toast. ‘What if God sent you across the country to change the life of one man? One individual who might never know God if you didn’t cross paths with him. I like to think the God we serve is just big enough to orchestrate that.’

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