I want you to know I relate to your struggles and heartbreaks. I want you to know that it gets better. With that being said, I want to share the lies high school tried to teach me. I hope you will read this and remember it in a moment when you are being lied to, and that you won’t believe it for a second.Read More
There are moments that I don't know why I am where I am. I don’t know why I’m at this school so far from my family, taking classes that often feel irrelevant; working towards a major I’m no longer certain of and a future I don’t know how to bring into existence.
Moment by moment I have to remind myself: this is where God wants me. I whisper it to myself over and over as I feel the anxiety rising, the demands of the future, the uncertainty in the present: Abba is good and He loves me. Abba is good and He knows what I need.Read More
Wow, I can remember being 17, 18, and 19 and just wanting to be grown up! We want everything and we want it now, but there is a process of walking out our time and growing and becoming adults. It is a process that starts in our later teenage years and can feel like it lasts forever. But one day you look up, you look back, and you realize, “Wow, I am a real adult!” My husband and I always joke with people we mentor that it happens when you are 25 because you can rent a car or drive a church van.Read More
Learning how to say no to situations is not easy, especially when you're the girl who always wants to please everyone.
“I really need to work on learning how to say no. I hate disappointing people or myself, but I always get stuck in situations where I wind up being overwhelmed! ” -Anony[miss]Read More
Today’s just been one of those days. I got eight hours of sleep, did my makeup this morning, and even made a to-do list, but instead of being wildly productive, it feels like I’m trying to swim through peanut butter. My brain can’t seem to latch onto anything but flippant distractions, and despite this morning’s almond milk cafe au lait, I feel completely lethargic. After a wasted hour of work attempts, add a little frustration and anxiety, and you have a recipe for a hopeless afternoon. Because honestly, I really want to be dozing off in a hammock in the woods, rather than hunched over my desk snacking on carrots, no matter how interesting chemistry is.Read More
We live in a society that makes snap judgements based on first impressions. Sad, but true. As a result, it’s imperative that the snap judgement people might make about you is a good one. Even beyond your awesome personality, kind smile, fun talent, and gorgeous heart, people will first and foremost see your outfit! How could they not - it’s right there! And with great adulting comes great responsibility - specifically in your wardrobe. *wink wink*Read More
Dear New Kid, So, you moved, eh? I bet you didn't see that one coming. Actually, I know you didn't see that one coming. But, I have a few reminders and words of advice for you.Read More
Tipping can be a confusing topic. It can vary by service or location, and trying to figure out the amount in a pinch can be stressful. For some, it even seems pointless, particularly those of us living with a college-style budget only readily inclusive of ramen and an occasional coffee.Read More
In our newest Adulting 101 topic, we're tackling a common issue a lot of teens (and yes, even adults) struggle with: productivity. Making time for the important things and forming healthy, productive habits. Keep reading because our guest author Phylicia has some great wisdom for us!Read More
One big topic that we consistently hear our community talking about is the struggle with how to study the Bible more in depth. It's tempting to just "read and go" as we play our audio Bibles while we're getting ready for the day, or quickly skim over verses with a bowl of cereal. How can we make the most of our time in the Word, and what does that even look like? Our guest writer Melanie shares some ways you can get more in depth with the Scriptures for this week's Adulting topic!Read More
If you're like most young adults, the time is nearing when you need to start thinking about moving out of your parents house and into your own place (say what!?). It's stressful to think about. But that's why our Delight contributor Meredith Sledge is going to share some "Adulting 101" tips with you so you can start preparing for this big step!Read More
Are you struggling with figuring out the responsibilities of homemaking, and how to put it into practice as a young, growing woman? Is homemaking all about sweeping and cooking, or is there a greater purpose? For week 3 of our Adulting 101 series, Melanie digs deeper into this important role God has for us, and how you can start putting it into practice right now.Read More
Today is the day we've been anticipating for months, as we begin our brand new series "ADULTING 101." As teens transitioning into adulthood, there is no question that you're facing big changes and tough choices. How do you navigate it all? How do you "adult" in this world every day? We've reached out to writers from across the nation in all seasons of life to ask them to share their tips with you. Thus, today we kick the series off with one of the hardest struggles of all: how to balance your priorities.Read More
Bad news: you're not going to get any less awkward. Good news: you're going to become more confident and embrace "adorkable." It turns out, boys do like adorkable, so you're going to be just fine.Read More