How to Prepare for Cultural Transition

Cultural transition is one of the worst experiences a human being can go through. It seems, at times, as if you've changed worlds, and adjusting to this massive change drains more than energy; it drains your spirit. Why does this happen? Is there an explanation for the difficulty in cultural change? Firstly, what is cultural …

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Culture vs. Culture

Recently, a friend of mine, Micah Winnberg, sent me a song. This wasn't anything new, as my friends send me songs all the time, but the song itself was special. What first caught my attention was the thumbnail- the song's writer was covered in tattoos and piercings. And, since 99% of my musical diet consists …

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The Four Hardest Things About Intercontinental Travel

Intercontinental travel is part of being a missionary kid. Sure, businessmen and rich people all travel abroad, but missionaries and missionary kids alike travel, it seems, as often as we breathe. When discussions about the military arise, I always joke, "I'll join the army; I would get seasick with the navy and I've had enough …

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