Getting Married during Pandemic? Here are 9 Tips Before You Say “I Do”

Getting Married during Pandemic? Here are 9 Tips Before You Say “I Do”

Do you plan to get married during the COVID-19 pandemic? Wedding bells are ringing, but for anyone who wants to get married this year, planning for the big day can be daunting. Get tips and advice from Beyond Small Talk hosts, couple Mikki and Bettinna Carlos-Eduardo who just tied the knot amid this pandemic. 1. Honor your parents and strive to get their blessing  For some, asking for a woman’s […]

Where Does Your Hope Come From?

Where Does Your Hope Come From?

Against all odds, Lea Anyayahan’s hope lies in God.  Lea’s hope and faith remained unshaken even when she had to work in Norway to provide the needs of her loved ones. But when she went home for vacation and spend some time with her children, she started experiencing lower back pain and an excruciating pain in her lower abdomen.  She endured it until one night, the pain became overwhelming. She could not move nor sit comfortably. […]

Check Out these 9 Relationship Tips for Singles – Beyond Small Talk

Check Out these 9 Relationship Tips for Singles – Beyond Small Talk

Do you know that the things that will prepare you for marriage are actually the things you learn right now, while you are enjoying your singleness?  Be inspired as couple and Beyond Small Talk hosts Jan and Jamey Manual share insightful tips on navigating and thriving in your godly relationship:  Tip #1: Honor and obey your parents, mentors, and leaders  This doesn’t mean that you have to blindly follow the advice of other people. This means honoring […]

How to Know if You have Found The One? | Beyond Small Talk

How to Know if You have Found The One? | Beyond Small Talk

You are dating this smart, mature, funny, utterly kind, and godly person. One look at this incredible human and you think, what an ultimate dreamboat!  Deep in your heart, you know that you have found the love of your life. Both of you have already planned it out – from the marriage, your dream home, down to the number of kids you would have and the place where you would spend your retirement years.  You are […]

Can a Powerful Prayer Save Your Life?

Can a Powerful Prayer Save Your Life?

To Kay Michelle Betero and her friend Juvy Rampas, the power of prayer is real, and the God who hears it is in the business of saving lives. Because of the unusual position of the child in her womb, Kay Michelle endured a complicated pregnancy. Her condition did not improve after 3 months of bed rest.  She was intubated, and she experienced difficulty in breathing – all while her blood pressure and sugar levels went down. As her kidneys slowly shut down, Kay Michelle […]

One Year into the Pandemic, How are You Holding Up?

One Year into the Pandemic, How are You Holding Up?

For Christine Quilala, it is not so well.  The pandemic has been devastating to Christine when she lost her job as a tutor. Just when she thought it was the worst thing that could happen to their family in a middle of a crisis, life delivered another blow. Her husband had to undergo a major operation because of kidney failure.  “It was so difficult. I felt like a boxer who […]

Still Doubting if God Can Heal Your Loved One with COVID-19?

Still Doubting if God Can Heal Your Loved One with COVID-19?

When Evangeline Luciño found out that her husband Emmanuel was infected with COVID-19, at first, she did not know what to do and believe. Fear and doubt crept in her heart after hearing the news, even though she knows full well that God is the ultimate healer and she already experienced His faithfulness way back 2012.  That year, Evangeline’s family faced a huge financial setback. They thought money would not be much of […]

Wondering How You Can Grow from the Pain of Having a Broken Family?

Wondering How You Can Grow from the Pain of Having a Broken Family?

Arnold Alegre knows how you feel. He was in his teenage years when his father had an affair with another woman and chose to leave their family. Arnold’s heart shattered when he saw his mother cry and beg for his father to not abandon them, but he did. That’s when it finally sunk in – they are now a broken family. Are you also […]

Achieve Financial Freedom this 2021 with these Simple Habits!

Achieve Financial Freedom this 2021 with these Simple Habits!

What does financial freedom mean to you?  For some, it means having enough money to meet basic needs, or having more than enough savings to use as they wish. For others, it’s about achieving control over their finances so they can live independently during their retirement or golden years.  In one way or another, achieving financial freedom sounds like a good plan for this year, right?  Maximize your hard-earned […]

Praying for a Hope-filled 2021? Here’s “A Living Hope” Audio Teaching for You!

Praying for a Hope-filled 2021? Here’s “A Living Hope” Audio Teaching for You!

Are you feeling down because of the seemingly unending challenges in life? Are you struggling to find hope amid adversities?  Are you wondering about how you can face this year?  All the trials, worries, and hardships the past year has brought may be summed up in one word: adversity. But 2021 brings a new beginning – that no matter what adversity you face, there is ‘a living hope’ that would help you overcome.   Take heart!   You can hope that 2021 will be a better year as […]

Wondering How You Can Bless the Nations this Holiday Season?

Wondering How You Can Bless the Nations this Holiday Season?

Leila Custodio never thought that a simple seminar would allow her to be a blessing to many nations. It was in 2017 when their church invited her to attend the Missions Awareness Seminar of the Asian Center for Missions (ACM). From there, her heart for missions, missionaries, and nations grew. “When I retired, one of my dreams is to be […]

Do You Believe that God Can Restore You?

Do You Believe that God Can Restore You?

Cristy Navarro used to believe that it is impossible. When her father suffered a heart attack while their family business was going bankrupt, Cristy thought that there may be no hope for her tired mind, body, and soul.  It felt like the weight of the world was on her shoulders, and she could not handle them any longer.  So, one night, she rushed to her car and stepped […]

5 Christmas Gift Ideas if You are on a Tight Budget | Beyond Small Talk

5 Christmas Gift Ideas if You are on a Tight Budget | Beyond Small Talk

One thing that makes Christmas merry is gift-giving. A Christmas party won’t be fun without the traditional exchange gift portion Filipinos are used to.  However, this year’s Christmas gift-giving might not be too merry especially if you’re on a tight budget. The pandemic may not be over soon, and you may have realized that you need to save in times of crisis.  Here’s good news: You can still give […]

Feeling Blue this Christmas? Here are 3 Tips to Help You Overcome

Feeling Blue this Christmas? Here are 3 Tips to Help You Overcome

No one anticipated that the pandemic would last until the Christmas season.   And while many are going the extra mile to celebrate creatively – online Christmas parties, virtual get-togethers, sending gifts and stuff – a lot of Filipinos, especially OFWs, may still be feeling the so-called “holiday blues”.  According to an article from Healthline.com, there are several reasons why people feel sad or worse, develop depression during the holidays. One major reason is social isolation or feelings of […]

Millennials and Gen Z, how do you take care of yourself? | Beyond Small Talk

Millennials and Gen Z, how do you take care of yourself? | Beyond Small Talk

Oh, to be alive in the era of self-love and self-care! These days, self-care for Millennials and Generation Z had grown to be so much more than hitting the gym or digging in a bowl of salad. Somehow, self-care evolved into a holistic concept of taking care of the mind, body, and spirit. Whether you belong to this generation or that, you will nod when you hear that self-care is […]