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7 Reasons Why People Who Marry A Pisces End Up The...

@tishon.jnobaptistePisces are always lost in their own thoughts, but when it comes to relationships, this is a big benefit. They’re often daydreaming about you,...

Be Armed With God’s Grace And Go Light The World

Lucas LenziThere is a light within you, a light that has been growing and glowing since the day you were born. Your Father in Heaven...

The Art Of Doing Nothing In A World That’s Always ‘Busy’

Matheus FerreroSometimes doing nothing is necessary. Clearing your schedule for the day. Sitting by the ocean and listening to the waves. Looking up at the...

Your Pain Does Not Define You

Quote CatalogYou are not bound by the things of this world—by the way you look, the choices you make, the moments you go through. This...

13 Reminders Every Big-Hearted Woman Needs To Hear Right Now

Emma Lopez1. Some people are not going to understand your heart, and that’s okay. Some people will look at you and disregard your passion as...

I Love You (More)

Elizabeth TsungI love you. The words roll off my tongue softly, like summer heat, like morning rain. I wonder how you hear them in...

I Will Not Apologize For Being Sensitive

Pietra Schwarzler“You’re so sensitive,” my friend says, laughing and pulling me into a hug. I smile. I nod. I accept the hug and squeeze...

There Is More To This Life—Go Get It

Joanna NixThere is more to this life than meaningless conversations, than getting drunk on the weekends, watching your days slip by in an endless...

You Are More Than A Bleeding Heart

Yoann BoyerYou are more than the lips you’ve kissed, the ones that were temporary and the ones that left. You are more than nights...

10 Ways Cole Swindell Shares His Huge Heart With His Fans

Instagram / Cole SwindellIn the age of social media, connection between people has grown exponentially, but it’s not often that you see an artist...

Healing Isn’t Supposed To Be Quick

God & ManBreaking starts slow. There’s a tiny crack in your foundation, and over time it stretches across the surface of you. First it’s...

Your Character Tells Your Story When You’re Not Around

Easton OliverWhen you are not there to defend yourself, when there are conversations behind your back, when you are no longer on this earth—what...

Dear Woman, You Are Beautiful

God & ManDear woman, I hope you wake up this morning and smile at your reflection in the mirror. And not because you are...

I Can’t Help But See You In Everyone I Meet

Elizabeth TsungI see you in the calloused hands of the man who leans across the pool table and guides my fingers around the stick,...

Let God Fill Your Emptiness

God & ManYou walk through your days with your head low, hands balled into fists. Though you try to feign this sense of confidence,...

Life’s Better Unplugged: The Value Of Cell Phone Bans In The...

Sos AdameTechnology has drastically improved our world. In a matter of seconds, I can send a video clip to my boyfriend across the country,...

These Miles Can’t Separate My Love For You

Dani VivancoThis morning I Googled the distance between us. 2,490 miles. I guess I wanted something tangible, a number I speak aloud. I let...

24 Long Distance Love Quotes For The Couple Spending Valentine’s Day...

Dmitriy Ilkevich “I exist in two places, here and where you are.”Margaret Atwood “A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it.”Zora Neale...

Life Doesn’t Always Go According To Plan (And Maybe That’s The...

Jakob OwensWhen you close your eyes and look back, did you see yourself here? Did you imagine you’d have this job, these friends, this...

Setting Boundaries Is Not Only Healthy, It’s Necessary

Kinga Cichewicz“I just hate being mean.” I say this to my friend as we walk down the streets of my little beach town. Above...

If You’re Afraid To Be Fully And Deeply Loved, Then Leave

Brooke CagleIf you’re hesitant to know how I feel about you, if you’re skeptical of what could bloom and grow between us, if you’re...

If You’re Not Going To Love The Entirety Of Me, Then...

Ronaldo OliveriaI come with baggage; we all do. I come with stories from my past that are tender to the touch. I come with...

I Would Rather Love And Lose You Then Wonder What We...

Thought.IsIn Iowa, the night sky is brilliant—thousands of tiny white specks blinking and dancing across a midnight black. So much of my twenties was...

‘You Can Wear Your Heart On Your Sleeve, Even If It’s...

VOILÀIn our vulnerability, we are strong. This is something I’ve learned over the past few years, and a topic that comes up in my...

I’m Not Looking For Love—I’m Looking For Happiness

Emily &SteveLove. Love. Love. Advertisements. Marriage invitations. Couples walking down the street. Engagements announced via social media. Everywhere you turn it feels like the...

Don’t Give Me Anything Less Than The Real You

Dani VivancoDon’t give me your sweet-lipped words, your promises that fall empty as soon as you leave the room. Don’t give me sugar-coated thoughts...

10 Beauty Products For The Beach Bum

RogrosI live four blocks from the Pacific Ocean.I’m a Pisces.My name literally, in Latin, means ‘of the sea.’And when I was little, I used...

You’ll Find Love When You Stop Searching For It

John SchnobrichI think it’s safe to say we all want connection. Maybe not in this exact moment. Maybe not as the most important, crucial...

‘Single’ Is A Status, Not An Identity

Allegra MessinaYou are single. And whether that’s because a previous relationship didn’t work out, someone left, you messed up, you haven’t found your person...

Don’t Be Perfect—Be Authentic

Holly MandarichWhat is perfection? Is it blow-dried hair and manicured fingernails? Is it a nice car, nice clothes, nice apartment? Is it faith so...

Reminder: Mistakes Make You Human

God & ManYou are imperfect. And as disjointed as that simple statement may make you feel, it’s so freeing. Because in this life you...

I Don’t Need An ‘Ideal’ Love, I Just Want Someone Who’s...

@andrey_rageI don’t need someone who will drop everything at a moment’s notice, who will stand by my side and never waver, who will be...

Honestly, If You Really Want Something—Sometimes You Have To Get It...

Amber AsalyIf you want something bad enough, you’ll go get it. I’ve heard this phrase for years and years. Those words have been engrained...

Learn To Be Comfortable In The Discomfort

Leo HildagoLearn to be comfortable in the discomfort. What does that mean? I’m sitting in a coffee shop, trying to shut off the voices in...

What If I Said You’re The Best Damn Thing That’s Ever...

God & ManWhat if I said I’m happy—that I can’t help but smile when I’m with you, that our laughter fills the emptiness, that...

10 Little Things You Can Do To Show The World She’s...

Andrew Dong1. Leave her something in a public place. Maybe this is a note on the windshield of her car, a bouquet of flowers at...

Stop Chasing Love—Chase Light Instead

@NickBulanovvStop chasing love. As if that’s the most important thing. As if that’s your purpose—to find it, to hold it in your hands. As...

Sometimes There Is Peace In Imbalance

Kinga CichewiczSometimes there is peace in imbalance. I write these words on the page and try to breathe deeply, try to force my mind...

Reminder: It’s Okay To Forgive Yourself

Leo HildagoSometimes you don’t get closure. You don’t get to stand before the person who hurt you and ask them why they did it,...

What Being A Christian Really Means Because It’s Not Just Sharing...

Leo HildagoBeing a Christian is not about putting on your Sunday best and sitting in a pew. It’s not about folding your hands in...

14 Little Ways To Let Your Guard Down

John Schnobrich1. Tell a story/memory of your past that makes you happy. Sometimes the easiest (and most unconscious) way to let your guard down is...

Wanting Someone’s Affection Does Not Make You Needy

Tyler NixThere’s a difference between craving someone and obsessing over them, a difference between longing for attention and being desperate, a difference between desire...

14 Things Every Woman Who Is Led By Her Heart Knows...

Leo Hildago1. You find yourself making decisions that others may call ‘reckless.’ When it comes to matters of the heart, you’ve never been afraid to...

This Is What You Lose When You Walk Away From A...

Joel ValveWhatever the reason, you’ve chosen to run. Maybe you’ve let your fear control your heart. Maybe you’re haunted by ghosts of your past...

This Country Duo Released A Powerful Song In Response To #MeToo,...

The #MeToo movement has inspired people to share their stories, to feel empowered, to connect with other survivors, and to give love and support....

‘Emotional’ Is Not A Negative Label

Leo HildagoThe world wants to tell you you’re ‘too much.’ When you fall a little too quickly, when you let someone else in, when...

Love Is Not Solely Found In Relationships

Leo HildagoLove is not only found in the arms of another person, in the eyes of someone who longs to share a life with...

For The One Having Trouble Letting Someone In

God & ManI see you. I know what you’re going through right now—the indecision, the self-hate, the frustration because you know this person is...

I’m Learning To Stay

Leo HildagoI don’t know where on my journey I learned to run. When I was younger, it felt like the only answer. Physically, to...

I Want A City Kind Of Love

Alban MartelI want a city kind of love. The kind of love that never stops moving, that’s alive and pulsing with rhythm and energy....

There’s A New Theory That Every Person Has An ‘Apology Language,’...

Nicole HarringtonWhat is an apology language? Dr. Gary Chapman (author of The Five Love Languages) created a book that explains and discusses the language...

What I Mean When I Say, ‘I Love You’

Christian AcostaWhat I mean when I say, ‘I love you.’ Is that every time I look into your eyes I find myself wondering how,...

Loving You Is The Only Plan I Have

Twenty20 / @saltinourhairI took a walk by the beach today, watched the little kids run and jump in the waves, the teenagers scurry away...

7 Little Attitude Adjustments To Shape Your Entire Life Perspective

Kinga CichewiczWhenever you feel limited, hesitant, or incompetent, or when there’s an obstacle standing in your way, replace your no with a yes. Replace...

Dear Best Friend: No Matter How Deeply I Fall For Him,...

Zechariah LeeHe makes me laugh. He makes my heart sing. He makes me dance around the kitchen when I’m cooking breakfast and talk on...

You Can’t Hurry Healing

God & ManYour healing does not have a timeline. You’re not supposed to be over him or her by a certain day. You’re not expected...

Get Excited EDM Fans: This Music Label Is Making A Major...

Tom DomsFrom dabbling with different genres and styles, to traveling and attending festivals across the United States, I’ve been an avid fan and follower...

Who Told You You’re Too Much?

Christian AcostaWho quieted your thunder? Stomped out your joy? Told you that the way you laughed, and lived, and loved were too much? Who told...

Don’t Heal Beautifully

God & ManDon’t heal beautifully. Heal chaotically. Rush it, then take it slow. Breathe. Cry. Scream. Run until your legs give out on the...

To Get The Life You Want, You Have To Put In...

Christian AcostaI can’t tell you how many times I’ve talked to someone who says their unhappy—with their job, in their marriage/relationship, with their current...

Don’t You Dare Miss Me When She’s Gone

Christian AcostaDon’t you dare close your eyes and wish for me when she’s no longer next to you. When the smell of her hair...

A List Of Things I Don’t Tell You Enough

Uros JovicicThat I am in awe of the person you’ve become. That when I look at you, when I hear the sound of your...

Sometimes Love Is Simple

Toa HeftibaIt’s not in the way we kissedsticky-sweet like honeywarm and thick in the back of my throator the way we laughedwhen you licked...
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