Are You Struggling Financially?

Are You Struggling Financially?

Cesar Avenido did. Yet, even in his financial struggle, Cesar continued to believe in giving without asking for anything in return. From the humble beginnings of his business venture as a calamansi juice seller, Cesar learned to invest in God’s business of blessing people and transforming lives. Even though his loans were piling up and his income does not always suffice the needs of his family, he continues to […]

Struggling to Save Money during Pandemic? Here are 3 Tips to Help You | Beyond Small Talk

Struggling to Save Money during Pandemic? Here are 3 Tips to Help You | Beyond Small Talk

What stops you from saving? Is it because you don’t have money left to save? Or you think saving money during a pandemic seems impossible? Or maybe, you feel like you’re still too young to save and think of the future? Whatever your reasons may be, now is the time to step back and assess those reasons – because you might find that saving money isn’t as hard as you once thought. According […]

What is Baptism and Is It Really Necessary?

What is Baptism and Is It Really Necessary?

“Baptism.” You might have heard of it since you were young, and now you ask, “What does baptism really mean? Do I have to be baptized to be saved? Is water baptism the same as baptism in the Holy Spirit?” What is baptism?  Baptism came from the Greek word ‘baptizō,’ which literally means to dip, immerse, or wash – according to Bible.org. As the Word of God points out, baptism expresses union with Christ in His […]

God, Can You Heal me from COVID-19?

God, Can You Heal me from COVID-19?

This has been Kamille Salvador’s prayer when she found out that she tested positive of COVID-19. Scared, helpless, and grieving – Kamille was lost for words. Few weeks ago, her father Resty grappled with and died of the virus. He was a brave army reservist for 8 years and served as a frontliner against COVID-19. “He was loving and thoughtful. He was the kind of father who did everything just to raise our family. His passion […]

6 Tips to Help you Get out of Debt | Beyond Small Talk

6 Tips to Help you Get out of Debt | Beyond Small Talk

Are you drowning in debt right now? Is it still possible to break free from the chains of debt and get out of that financial hardship? Yes! Even during a pandemic, there is always hope to those who want to begin their journey to financial freedom – through God’s wisdom and mercy. Check out these tips from Beyond Small Talk hosts Peter Kairuz, Marvin Germo, and Randell Tiongson. Tip #1: Practice discipline and self-control  Getting out of debt is […]

Are You Spiritually Healthy?

Are You Spiritually Healthy?

The pandemic stress is real. You see its effects and how it has taken its toll on people’s physical, mental, and emotional health. If you are one of those who are reeling from these effects, you might also need extra effort to stay spiritually healthy. As a human being, you were created as a living soul (Genesis 2:7 KJB), to dwell in a physical body, and live eternally as a spirit. It is also clear in 3 John 1:2 NLT that God cares for your body, soul, and spirit, “Dear […]

How Do I Move on After my Husband Left Me?

How Do I Move on After my Husband Left Me?

Rosemarie Ang asked this question to herself one too many times.  She was left reeling when her husband revealed that he was leaving for another woman.   Shocked, devastated, and scared of what the future would bring, Rosemarie worried for the welfare of her 4 children and the gas station business that was left in her care. “I knelt in front of my husband. I begged […]

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 doesn’t want you to […]

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 […]