How Can I Come Back to God?

How Can I Come Back to God?

Have you ever felt so distant from God? Or perhaps, you feel like you never had a relationship with Him? Was there a time when you don’t feel like going to church or praying and you don’t feel His presence anymore? If you now feel that unexplainable sorrow, frustration, and emptiness in your heart – God is inviting you to come back to Him. God cares for you. God loves you so much that He won’t allow you to tread […]

How to be a Better Dad If You Grow up Fatherless | Beyond Small Talk

How to be a Better Dad If You Grow up Fatherless | Beyond Small Talk

Millions of children are growing up without fathers for different reasons. It could be because the father has abandoned the family or has already passed away. It could also be because the father is distant or is working away from home. Whatever the reason may be, growing up without a solid father figure is a huge challenge for men who wish to be a father. Now, the questions arise: when a fatherless man becomes a father, what […]

On Money and Making Love: How Should Couples Talk About These During A Crisis?

On Money and Making Love: How Should Couples Talk About These During A Crisis?

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has stalled a lot of livelihoods and has caused families struggling to ‘stay afloat’ financially. Likewise, the stress brought by the crisis could affect the ways couples keep their love alive. Now, how can husbands and wives have ‘the talk’ without creating too much tension and compromising the relationship? Beyond Small Talk hosts Peter and Christine Kairuz share 7 helpful tips on how married couples should talk about budgeting and making love during […]

Dear Dad, Here’s Something We Want to Tell You

Dear Dad, Here’s Something We Want to Tell You

You are loved. You are appreciated. You have always shown your love in the best way you know how. You may not be perfect, but you are a work-in-progress. This Father’s Day, we want to honor you. To the father who works hard for his family,  You turn the day into night and the night into day – all to provide the needs of your family. We may never know how much […]

Tips to Keep Kids Safe and Sound during Quarantine | National Safe Kids Week

Tips to Keep Kids Safe and Sound during Quarantine | National Safe Kids Week

In light of the new normal, homes have now become more than just a place to live in. They have also turned into the new office for adults, and a new school or playground for the children. So, what can parents do to keep the children safe and sound while they are staying at home? This National Safe Kids Week, here are 3 tips to help create a safer place for your little ones: Create a safety checklist As kids grow and […]

Is There a Way to Overcome My Fears?

Is There a Way to Overcome My Fears?

Agnes Renegado asked the same question when constant nightmares started haunting her – disturbing her sleeps.  It left her restless and filled her once peaceful life with extreme fear and emotional trauma. “I would always cry because I always felt afraid. I would talk to my husband and ask him if he thinks I’m losing my mind,” Agnes narrated. Her condition got worse and started affecting her livelihood. The several rejections she […]

What Does Freedom Mean to You Today?

What Does Freedom Mean to You Today?

Today, June 12, marks the 122nd anniversary of the declaration of Philippine Independence. Over a century ago, blood, sweat, and tears were shed so that Filipinos can finally claim freedom from the hands of oppressors. Fast forward to the present time, freedom, independence, and democracy all seem to take on a new meaning. Some equates freedom to the liberty to act however they want to – regardless if that freedom could destroy someone else’s reputation and belief. […]

11 Ways to a Better Marriage amid Quarantine | Beyond Small Talk

11 Ways to a Better Marriage amid Quarantine | Beyond Small Talk

How is your relationship with your spouse lately? If you had a hard time answering that question, perhaps it is time to pause and reflect today. In a time of a global pandemic, it is not always “marriage as usual.” You may be grateful to be with your family at this time of quarantine, but worries, uncertainties, and responsibilities could still pile up and get the best of you and your partner. To help you overcome, Beyond Small […]

Where Do You Find Healing and Comfort Amid COVID-19?

Where Do You Find Healing and Comfort Amid COVID-19?

Dory Evangelista faced this question when her sister began showing symptoms of COVID-19. That time, Dory and her sister, who are both overseas Filipino workers in Dubai, felt utter distress and did not know where or who to turn to. Crippled by fear in a foreign country, Dory cried every night – fervently asking God to remove her worries. “I was extremely worried because of what I read […]

What Does Having a Relationship with God Mean?

What Does Having a Relationship with God Mean?

You are probably wondering now. You prayed to accept Jesus Christ in your life as Lord and Savior and now you ask, “Where should I go from here?” This is the beginning of your new life. You are a new person now! (2 Corinthians 5:7 NLT) You have been born again! “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born […]

How to Deal with Conflict in Your Marriage | Beyond Small Talk

How to Deal with Conflict in Your Marriage | Beyond Small Talk

Have you noticed conflicts with your spouse piling up during this quarantine? How do you deal with misunderstandings during a challenging time? You may already be facing daily marital challenges, and now, with the current pandemic – you and your spouse can find it harder than ever to steer the family boat. Conflict in marriage is not bad. It is natural and normal because you and your spouse are two different people with different backgrounds and […]

Parenting Amid a Pandemic: How can we Help Parents During this Tough Time?

Parenting Amid a Pandemic: How can we Help Parents During this Tough Time?

For many years now, being a pedicab driver has been Nestor Francisco’s way of providing for his family. Tirelessly pedaling his old pedicab, the 55-year-old father would bear the scorching heat of the sun every day as he makes his way through the streets of their barangay in Las Piñas. It is their only means of livelihood. Exhausting as it is, Nestor endures it – and would continue to endure anything for his loved ones.  However, […]

What Happens When We Die?

What Happens When We Die?

Everyone is going to perish one day. Have you ever thought about it? How does the idea of death or dying make you feel? Although it could probably be the hardest, biggest, and most uncomfortable question one could ever ask, it must be asked: What happens when we die? What does the Bible say about death, heaven, and hell? What happens at death? Some people fear death and experience death anxiety. But, what if […]

13 Reasons Why We Can Hold On to Life

13 Reasons Why We Can Hold On to Life

If you’re reading this, it’s not too late for you. In a world that is full of challenges, uncertainty, pain – and now, a global pandemic – it is easy to forget God’s beautiful promises for you and just give up.  The good thing is: God never gives up on you! When you got a number of reasons to give up, God gives you 13 reasons and more to hold on to life and keep going. Take a moment to soak in these 13 promises […]

Is Reading the Bible Really Necessary?

Is Reading the Bible Really Necessary?

How do you remain unafraid and unworried by the changing seasons in your life? In hard times, where do you turn to for guidance and direction?   One of the ways to know what God wants to tell you is through His Word – the Bible.  What is the Bible?  The Holy Bible is a collection of 66 books that accounts God’s action in the world, and His purpose with all creation.  […]