Relationships

Five Conversations You Need to Have Before Getting Married

Until death do us part is a really long time to love and cherish a…

The RELEVANT Guide to Dumping Someone Well

When a couple that has been dating for two and a half years hears the…

Eight Signs You’re in a Healthy Relationship

As anyone who has navigated the world of dating well knows, romantic relationships can create…

Six Things Single People Are Beyond Tired of Hearing

One time I watched an episode of Say Yes to the Dress where the girl dress-shopping…

Should You Stay Friends With Your Ex?

Much like shopping for a car (OK, maybe nothing like that), dating can be a…

How to Identify an Abusive Relationship

Contrary to popular belief, emotional abuse can be just as devastating to a victim as…

How to Grieve With People Who Are Suffering

Have you ever felt unsure of what to do as you watched a friend grieve…

Why You Can’t Seem to Find ‘The One’

When a longtime friend asked me out in college, I immediately panicked and jumped out…

Six Summer Date Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

I remember an expensive first date when I was in my early 20s. I was…

How to Actually Make Friends in Your 20s

Most kids find their best friend like this: One kid on the bus sees another…

‘Third Wheels’ Are Actually Great for Your Relationship

My doors were opened, and dinner was paid for. Anecdote-prompted laughter, a dive into the…

Now You Too Can Be Ordained as a Minister by Miller High Life

If you haven’t been there, you know someone who has. A pair of lovebirds ready…

10 Unintentionally Hilarious Christian Pickup Lines

As a society, we’ve mostly moved past cringey pickup lines, but some of them just…

Don’t Force Your Spouse Into Gender Stereotypes

My husband and I sometimes fail to comply with the gender stereotypes presented to us…

Even If You Don’t Work for the Church, You Are ‘in the Ministry’

From the time we are old enough to form sentences, we are asked to articulate…

Porn Is Rewiring a Whole Generation, Christians Included

Can sexlessness and erectile dysfunction really be growing phenomena among men in their twenties? Over…

The Key to Keeping Your Relationship Arguments Healthy

Maria Baer writes a blog for RELEVANT about how important it is to be intentional and forthright with the language you use.

Four Things The Church Gets Wrong About Sex

There’s a common misconception that Christians never talk about sex. But that wasn’t the experience…

When Is It Time to Leave a Friendship Behind?

Friendships, and how to appropriately navigate them can be really tricky. Because on one hand,…

Five Things Single People Actually Want to Hear

“Your time will come.” “Live it up now, because when you’re married, you’ll wish you were single.”…

Can You Stay Friends After a Break-Up?

So, it’s over. Your romance has run its course and it’s time to call it…

Your Life Isn’t on Hold If You’re Single

In a Christian subculture that tends to talk about marriage as if it’s the pot…

One Key to Finding Love Is Dreaming Bigger Than a ‘Soulmate’

Too many people approach dating with the idea that it’s all about finding “the one.”…

Iconic Movie Lines That Don’t Work in Real Relationships

In my life as a pastor, I have had the honor of officiating close to…

Don’t Let FOMO Get the Best of You

The iTunes rating system has never really worked. When you view an album in Apple…

How to Make Sure Your Relationship Lasts Past the Beginning

Congratulations. You are fresh in your relationship and your heart is probably pounding with excitement.…

I’m Single. Stop Pitying Me on Valentine’s Day.

Scenario 1: Valentine’s Day. It’s a sudden build up. The Christmas decorations are wiped off…

Black History Is American History

David Masciotra on the rich history of black Americans and why the celebration of their contributions cannot be restrained to one month.

We Asked, You Answered: The Worst Christian Excuses for Breaking Up You’ve Ever Heard

Break-ups happen every day. Sometimes it’s for compatibility reasons, sometimes for distance, or sometimes it’s…

The RELEVANT Guide to Getting Over Your Ex

The first, and most important thing to acknowledge when you’ve been dumped is that it…

What We Get Wrong About Dating

One day, a blond, mountain biking, engineer, five years younger than me asked me out on a date. I’m glad I ignored my list and said yes.

Are You in a Toxic Friendship?

In the recent decade, I’ve witnessed tragic instances of broken relationships and detrimental rifts within…

Mike Todd: Three Ways to Transform Your Dating Life

One of the reasons there’s a widespread definitional dating in our day is because recreational…

A Guide to Being Single During the Holidays

“What happened to the time?” I ask myself. It seems like only yesterday I was…

Four Things We Wish We Knew About Sex Before We Were Married

When it comes to Christians and newlywed sex, there are usually two extremes. For some…

Everything My Church Taught Me About Sex and Marriage Is Wrong

As a sixth grader, I went to a big Christian summer camp where the speaker…

When You Just Can’t Get Over Your Ex

The scene that never grows old is the breakup bit from Say Anything. Even if you’ve…

Eight Things You Should Never Say to Your Single Friends

“It’s OK, your Prince Charming is out there!” I was told recently. Frozen smile on…

Four Pieces of Dating Advice That Are Actually Helpful

As I’ve noted before, if you’re single, you’ve most likely received your fair share of…

The Big Lie Everyone Believes About Having Kids

About a week before I found out that I was pregnant with my first child,…