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 […]

Calling All Men! Here are 3 Reasons Why You Need a Mentor

Calling All Men! Here are 3 Reasons Why You Need a Mentor

Admit it or not, men, you have the tendency to take matters into your own hands and deal with your struggles by yourselves. But then, God did not create you to be alone and bear all your burdens. You need brothers who will speak over your life to help you grow, mature, and reach your full potential in God. It is clear in Proverbs […]

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 […]

Is there Hope Away from Home?

Is there Hope Away from Home?

To Angelito Lardizabal, hope is wherever the heart of God is. For over a decade now, Angelito continues to serve as a missionary and pastor in Bangkok, Thailand. His passion to share the Good News to other nations sparked when he attended a mission conference with CBN Asia Founder, Gordon Robertson. “Sir Gordon challenged all the participants to be involved in this mission training that he wanted to start in the Philippines,” Angelito recalled. The mission training was later […]

How secure are you today?

How secure are you today?

With the chaos and confusion brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is high time to ask yourself. Do you still feel safe? Are you longing for security? Has fear and worry gripped your heart? With all the negative news these days, without a doubt, the pandemic has left people longing for security – financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Is it still possible to find peace and feel secure in the midst of these trying […]

What does COVID-19 mean to families who are already struggling?

What does COVID-19 mean to families who are already struggling?

It could be devastating. For vulnerable and poverty-stricken families, COVID-19 could mean hunger and helplessness. And as you read this article, hundreds of them remain overburdened due to the pandemic. One of them is Mary Rose Gonzales’s household. Even before the crisis hit the country, their family was already struggling to make ends meet. They used to rely on his husband’s humble earnings as a gadget repairman. Now that the lockdown […]

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 […]

Courage in Fight Against COVID: Support Pandemic-hit Families through Your Giving!

Courage in Fight Against COVID: Support Pandemic-hit Families through Your Giving!

Nearly 3 months have passed since the government-imposed quarantine started yet the battle with COVID-19 continues. While some communities are starting to ease up and navigate the new normal, there are families and individuals who are still stuck and are still experiencing difficulties brought by the pandemic. Your giving in the fight against COVID, through the CBN Asia humanitarian arm – Operation Blessing Foundation Philippines, continues to support and provide relief to vulnerable people affected by the crisis. […]

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 […]