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Can I be Complete Without Marriage?

I’ve heard it suggested that marriage is the only place you can attain full intimacy with God. It seems that because Christian covenant marriage is the concession for full, and hopefully safe, expression of one’s sexuality, it is synonymously the epitome of intimacy. However, I do not believe this is true. Let me try to […]

Posted: March 14, 2018 By: Erika Haveman
Be Counter-cultural

“…this Western Culture that we are a part of, no longer believes that there is any such thing as an absolute truth.” You and I live in a world which stresses the idea that “truth” is a relative term. The vast majority of people we interact with on a daily basis believe, with ever growing […]

Posted: March 7, 2018 By: Jason Sheneman
Do you Filter who God is?

It feels like now, perhaps more than any other time in history, we are a culture devoted to self. In the age of limitless information, how we relate to a God we can’t limit, matters. “…in the onslaught of information that comes at us every day we need to be able to filter it somehow…” […]

Posted: February 28, 2018 By: Melanie Morel
Crying In Airport Bathrooms

There’s a first time for everything, they say. On a trip last summer I experienced a first. I do a lot of traveling being a missionary — checking into flights, dealing with ticket agents, going through security screenings, answering customs questions, etc. It is all very normal and causes very little anxiety nowadays. However, I […]

Posted: February 21, 2018 By: Erika Haveman
Embracing Silence

“In silence and in meditation on the eternal truths, I hear the voice of God which excites our hearts to greater love.”  — C. S. Lewis If I am being honest, I don’t always desire time with God as much as I think I should. If I am being honest, I don’t always desire time […]

Christians Struggle with Depression Too

I have wrestled with depression for nearly twenty years. It has been a part of my life since I was a boy, and, as far as I can tell, it shall be with me in the years to come. I have passed through many different seasons and trials; suffering through panic attacks, which then progressed […]

Posted: January 31, 2018 By: Jason Sheneman
Are Your Friends Good for You?

I read something on social media the other day and it said, “Surround yourself with people who make you happy.” Although I can appreciate the sentiment and heart of the statement, I actually found myself slightly grieved. When did we become a culture that lives to make ourselves happy? Maybe this is always the way it has been. […]

Posted: January 24, 2018 By: Erika Haveman
Making Your Reading Count When You Don’t Read Enough

I was recently asked the following question by a former DTS Equip student of mine (DTS Equip is a leadership development school/seminar that is offered at a variety of YWAM locations): “When you finish reading a book, what questions do you ask yourself? Or, what’s a way that you reflect on what you read to help […]

You’re an Extra

No one is going to remember you when you die. This isn’t just an opinion of mine, it’s a statement backed up by statistics. According to, half of Americans know the name of only one or neither of their great-grandparents. 22% of Americans don’t even know what their grandfathers do or did for a […]

Posted: January 10, 2018 By: Greg Burgers
Daring To Be Obedient

My journey to becoming a missionary with YWAM began in September 2013. For several years before coming to YWAM Montana I had been actively involved in different youth ministries. Between leading the youth group at my church, discipling students at a Christian high school and coordinating outreach opportunities at a province wide youth conference — I […]

Posted: October 18, 2017 By: Erika Haveman