Relationships

7 Ways You Didn’t Know You’re Sabotaging Your Dating Life

There’s no shame in thinking about how you are going to meet your future spouse,…

5 Conversations You Need to Have Before Getting Married

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

Just Because I’m Single Doesn’t Mean You Have to ‘Fix Me’

Some days I feel like the last single girl in the world. I’m being dramatic,…

Should You Be Online Dating?

My anxiety level was through the roof. I was waiting at the coffee shop, gripping…

A Better Way to Think About Relationships Than ‘I Kissed Dating Goodbye’

I am a single. I am 32 years old. And I’m over the whole purity…

False Expectations Can Ruin Your Marriage

From a sociologist’s perspective, my husband and I come from families that are more similar…

Culture’s Big Lie About Marriage

I recently read an article about marriage that contained some concerning statistics about how this…

Here’s the Problem With ‘On-Again, Off-Again’ Dating

“How long have you been dating?” “Two years … well, that’s if you don’t count…

The Majority of Americans Recommend Cohabitation. That’s a Problem.

As a pastor in New York City, I address any number of cultural issues and…

How Christians Ruin Dating

A few years ago, I had just started “talking” to a guy from church, and…

The 5 Types of People You Should Marry

[Editor’s Note: We previously published an article on “The 5 People You Should Never Marry.”…

5 Ways Couples Sabotage Their Relationships Without Knowing It

“I just want to be married,” my friend Stephanie revealed in despair. Her shoulders shrugged.…

Three Things to Know When Searching for ‘The One’

What if I told you I could help you find “the One”? What if I…

OK, Let’s Stop With All the Talk About ‘Smokin’ Hot’ Wives

Four hundred years ago, Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet and coined the phrases “star-crossed lovers”…

5 Things No One Tells You Before You Get Married

Now that my husband and I have been together for over a decade, we look…

‘Casual Dating’ Can’t Stay That Way

As a professional counselor, I cringe whenever I hear the phrase “casual dating”—especially when those…

5 Things Healthy Couples Do When They Fight

“We don’t fight.” That’s what one newlywed couple said to my wife and me during…

5 Signs You Shouldn’t Marry That Person

“Love conquers all.” But does it … really? It’s a sweet phrase that we like…

Yes, Girls Can Ask Guys Out on Dates

So I’m in my local coffee shop last weekend when I find myself in a…

4 Lies I Believed About Dating a Christian

Since the days of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, it’s become increasingly common for articles, books…

The Problem in Your Marriage Isn’t What You Think

In today’s world, so many fingers point to “the number one marriage killer.” Some are…

The 5 Friends You Really Need

Long gone are the days of the junior high lunchroom—where kids seemed to be divided…

What You Can Actually Do After a Breakup

Relationships are messy. They bring happiness and suckiness, tears of joy and tears of pain,…

What If My Boyfriend Wants to Delay Getting Married for Years?

I’ve been dating my boyfriend now for a year and a half. He says he…

What ‘Submission’ Actually Means

The concept of “submission” has long been a sticky subject in Christian circles. The term…

What Does the Bible Actually Say About Dating?

Type the word “dating” into your Bible search tool and what comes up? Nothing. When…

A Guide to Being Single on Valentine’s Day

“Wow, thanks,” I feigned as I tried to hide the expression of confusion on my…

New Study Shows Church-Going Couples Are Happier

They say a family that prays together, stays together. And they might be right. A…

8 Ways to Know You’re in a Healthy Relationship

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

How Do I Deal With My Partner’s Sexual Baggage?

I have been in a relationship with a guy for two years who I would…

Stop Calling Marriage ‘Hard Work’

The last two years have been the years of continuous weddings for my husband and…

Sexual Shame Doesn’t Have to Ruin Your Marriage

The first time I heard that my husband could leave me was in church. The…

Why Is Dating So Confusing?

Ten ways to be a better date. Three reasons you should take a break from dating. Five…

A Guide to Being Single During the Holidays

The holidays have arrived at lighting speed. And shockingly, my 40th birthday is right around…

Why Is Dating a Non-Christian Such a Big Deal?

I’ve been single for years, but I recently met a guy I hit it off…

Things Women Shouldn’t Say When They Catch Their Husbands with Porn

Recently, we’ve spent a lot of time conducting extensive research to unpack the ways men…

This Company Will Break Off Your Relationship for You

They say breaking up is hard to do, but “they” obviously haven’t heard of The…

5 Things Married Couples Should Do Every Day

“You’ve got to make time to invest in your marriage.” If you’re married, it’s likely…

We All Have Sexual Baggage

“All the boys sat on one side, and the girls on another. Then they passed…

15 Unintentionally Hilarious Christian Pickup Lines

What’s the only thing more awkward than asking someone out? Asking someone out at church,…