Relationships

15 Sadly Hilarious Christian Breakup Lines

Breaking up is hard to do … unless of course, you have God on your…

5 Keys to Surviving a Breakup

Here’s something that probably won’t shock you: breakups suck. Shocking, right? The truth is, unless…

Why Don’t Christians Talk About Sex After Marriage?

In the weeks leading up to my wedding 10 years ago, I remember being excited,…

How Important Is Physical Attraction in Dating?

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How a Marriage Can Survive the Worst

It had only been a few months since our son died, and I was depressed…

What Sexuality Looks Like if You’re Single

The Church has a lot—a lot—to say about healthy sexuality within marriage. But what about…

When Your Spouse Feels More Like a Roommate

The first time I met Sarah and Tom, I thought that they were a special…

The End of Purity Culture

Sign a pledge. Get a purity ring. Save yourself for marriage. It seemed like a…

Is ‘Sex Addiction’ Real or Just an Excuse?

In the past few weeks, reality TV star Josh Duggar admitted to using porn and…

How Christians Can Guard Against Online Infidelity

The hacking of Ashley Madison and the subsequent release of the personal information of many of…

The Important Question You Should Ask Before Getting Married

Ask 10 people on the street what their goal in life is, and you’ll get…

A Guide to Texting the Opposite Sex

There is nothing more convenient than texting. With the swipe of a finger, I can…

What Celebrity Couples Teach Us About Marriage and Divorce

You can’t get away from celebrity relationships. Even if you’ve never even seen TMZ, the…

6 Barriers to Finding ‘The One’

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

5 Myths About Marriage

Marriage is like driving a car: Even if you’re in the front seat, you may…

How to Fight Fairly with Your Spouse

I sat alone in our bedroom, my head resting in my hands, staring at the…

Where Does the Bible Say Extra-Marital Sex is Wrong?

God loves sex. The first two commands recorded in the Bible are “have dominion over…

Singleness Does Not Have to Equal Loneliness

I was sitting on a panel about dating when someone asked the classic question: “What’s…

5 Ways to Break Up Well

“Breaking up is hard to do,” they say. I’ve heard this phrase repeated countless times throughout…

The 5 People You Should Never Marry

Have you ever been in a situation where all the facts told you it’s not…

What We Get Wrong About Dating

My favorite nickname is JHarmony, an ode to my unrelenting capacity to talk about relationships.…

The Foundational Traits of Every Great Couple

When I was single, I couldn’t imagine a prospective spouse with big old spindly second…

Why Are So Many Christians Afraid of Dating?

Once upon a time, I freaked out about dating. I repressed my desire for dating…

How to Date Well

In the spring of 2012, I found myself walking a path I had never anticipated.…

Why You Should Stop Searching for ‘The One’

Turn on any rom-com, listen to a sappy love song or watch most sitcoms, and…

Can You Really Be Best Friends with Someone of the Opposite Sex?

Dear Eddie, I have a best friend of the opposite sex, we’ve known each other…

What We Get Wrong about Women Submitting to Their Husbands

The other day, I tuned into a show that’s turning some heads. It’s called Submissive…

When Emotional Attachment Becomes Unhealthy

I’ve had plenty of experiences in my life where I struggled with emotional attachment. Basically,…

10 Things We’ve Learned in 10 Years of Marriage

About 10 years ago, before God and our assembled witnesses of friends and family, we…

Are You Ready for Marriage?

Often, in the pursuit of love, we get so caught up trying to find the…

5 Ways Porn Ruins Relationships

Pornography is destructive. It’s that simple. For years, we have seen sexual images integrated into…

What Do I Do About My Unbelieving Spouse?

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How to Poison Your Marriage in 3 Easy Steps

In marriage, there are wounds that are instant; their devastation felt upon impact—a betrayal discovered,…

Yes, Marriage Will Change You

Despite the reality that prenups are on the rise, few of us stand at the…

Why Christian Women Need to Stop Waiting on Men

I recently did a dating Q&A online, and out of the hundreds of questions submitted,…

Kids Aren’t the Priority. Marriage Is.

I was concerned that becoming parents might weaken our marriage. I wasn’t afraid that it…

Here is the Most Popular Place to go for a First Date

Apparently, we all need to get a little more creative with our date locations. According…

Why Christians Should Kiss the Courtship Debate Goodbye

I thought we were way past the “Courtship vs. Dating” debates. I thought that was old…

6 Ways to Avoid Toxic Relationships

Dating is hard. Given the casual, predominantly Internet and app-based approach available to singles today,…

How I’m Overcoming Shame in My Sex Life

Lately, I’ve seen a lot of discussion about the effects of the Evangelical purity culture…