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Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell

Billy Hallowell has been working in journalism and media for more than a decade. His writings have appeared in Deseret News, TheBlaze, Human Events, Mediaite and on, among other outlets. Hallowell has a B.A. in journalism and broadcasting from the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale, New York and an M.S. in social research from Hunter College in Manhattan, New York.

Recent posts by Billy Hallowell

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How to Resist Temptation: 10 Ideas & Bible Verses

By Billy Hallowell on June 29, 2022

Everyone has his or her own struggles when it comes to temptation. There is a deep pool of potential issues that can tempt us, but there are also plenty of ways we can intentionally work to resist them. From reading and reflecting on verses about temptation to seeking out stories about temptation in the Bible, here are some important steps that you can take to build and maintain spiritual health while fighting temptation:

Topics: Bible Verses
7 min read

Unique Traditions of a Christian Wedding

By Billy Hallowell on May 25, 2022

Christian weddings are amazing ceremonies that signify the coming together of a husband and wife in holy matrimony. A Biblical marriage is a lifelong commitment to love and respect one another — and it’s also a beautiful moment generally held in front of loved ones.

Topics: Christianity
5 min read

How to Volunteer: Share God’s Love Through Service & Bible Verses About Service

By Billy Hallowell on May 11, 2022

Jesus is very clear in the Bible that the two most important commandments for humanity are to “love God” and to “love others,” with the latter proclamation sparking important questions about how Christians should engage in helping others. So, this article focuses on Bible verse about service, a biblical definition of volunteer meaning and volunteer tips and opportunities that will allow you to share God’s love through service.

Topics: Lifestyle Giving Back
8 min read

5 Amazing Mothers in the Bible Who Teach Truly Timeless Lessons

By Billy Hallowell on April 26, 2022

Motherhood is one of humanity’s oldest, most respected — and essential — human institutions, as Moms infuse and shape their children’s emotional, physical and spiritual well-being. Fortunately, there are numerous mother's in the Bible whose incredible reactions, decisions and overall life trajectories provide important and timeless lessons for humanity.

Topics: Christianity
6 min read

The Fascinating Biblical Connection Between Passover and Easter

By Billy Hallowell on April 11, 2022

Easter falls each year either during — or near — Passover, a Jewish commemorative holiday that celebrates the Hebrews’ liberation from Egyptian captivity and slavery.

Topics: Easter Holidays
7 min read

Easter Eggs: The History & Traditions of Easter

By Billy Hallowell on April 4, 2022

Easter egg coloring is without a doubt one of the most popular Easter traditions. There are countless Easter egg ideas for creating the best Easter Egg decorations — but where did the tradition actually come from?

Topics: Easter Holidays
7 min read

Easter — Is it a Pagan Holiday?

By Billy Hallowell on March 21, 2022

Easter is one of the most important holidays in the Christian calendar, as Easter's meaning is rooted in Christ’s resurrection — an event that is celebrated throughout the world. Over the years, though, some critics and atheists have made pagan Easter claims and accusations.

Topics: Easter
6 min read

5 Powerful Quotes From Women in the Bible

By Billy Hallowell on March 7, 2022

Bible verses about women’s strength show us a great deal about the power of love, kindness, standing our ground — and heroism. There's much we can glean from strong women and their role in scripture.

Topics: Christianity Bible Story
5 min read

The History of Lent: What Is it and Why Is it So Important?

By Billy Hallowell on March 1, 2022

“Lent” is a word that most people familiar with faith have at least heard before, but for those who have never taken part, there are likely a plethora of questions ranging from “What is Lent?” to “How long is Lent?” and even “What goes on during Lent?”

Topics: Christianity
2 min read

5 Bible Verses That Will Inspire You and Your Kids to Live Out Love For God & Others

By Billy Hallowell on February 25, 2022

If you're looking to inspire your kids to live out biblical virtues like love for others, forgiveness, gratitude and trust in God, Pure Flix has a wonderful resource for you: our "VeggieTales Family Discussion Guide."

Topics: Kids
9 min read

9 Christian Books To Help Kids Grow Their Faith

By Billy Hallowell on February 18, 2022

As a faithful parent, you're likely always on the prowl for Christian books for kids that offer scripture-based stories, uplifting themes and helpful content aimed at building a biblical worldview in your children.

Topics: Kids
6 min read

8 Christian Mom Books to Inspire Your Faith (and Parent Journey)

By Billy Hallowell on February 11, 2022

If you're on the search for books for moms that will inspire your Christian faith, we have some powerful recommendations worth reading!

Topics: Lifestyle
4 min read

The Love Dare: The 'Fireproof'-Inspired Book That Transforms Marriages

By Billy Hallowell on February 4, 2022

"The Love Dare" is a monumentally popular book aimed at helping transform, improve and even save marriages.

5 min read

Do Dogs Go to Heaven?

By Billy Hallowell on January 19, 2022

There’s a reason why dogs are universally known as “man’s best friend.” These four-legged companions are loyal, loving and adorable, bringing intense joy into the lives of their owners. The only major downside to dog ownership is the beloved animals’ relatively short lifespans, which tends to range from just 10 to 20 years. Simply stated: dogs don’t live long enough.

Topics: Family-Friendly Movies
7 min read

10 Ways to Put God First in the Modern World

By Billy Hallowell on January 4, 2022

The Bible calls on Christians to put God first and to live out Jesus Christ’s commands to love the Lord and love others. But what does it really mean to put God first in the modern era? It can be complicated considering the chaotic and busy nature of life, though there are some valuable and easy-to-implement tips for creating actionable steps for putting God first.

Topics: Prayer Bible Study Bible Verses Devotionals
9 min read

Notable Christian Quotes About Starting the New Year Right

By Billy Hallowell on December 31, 2021

Now that the new year is upon us, it’s important to reflect on ways in which we can improve and change our lives. That’s why we’ve put together some post-New Year’s Day quotes — Christian quotes that will inspire you to live right in 2022 and beyond.

Topics: Holidays
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