marriage

Making the Most of Any Relationship Status

Whatever your relationship status, relationships can be consuming. Those who lack one fixate on getting…

Why Marriage Shouldn’t End Your Dating Life

Dating—in person, online or blind—is prized in our culture, and most of us think of…

3 Things True Love Is Not

No other word in human language has been misconstrued, mistrusted, celebrated, worshipped and cursed more…

The Secret Enemy in Your Marriage

We had been married just over a year. After another demanding week at work, neither…

How to Find the Beauty in a ‘Boring’ Marriage

The first challenge most marriages must endure does not come from trials and tribulation, but…

Marriage Isn’t About Your Happiness

Did you ever think someone could show you love through a bologna sandwich? I didn’t…

Why There’s No Such Thing As a Soul Mate

I got an email from a young man who was feeling frustrated with relationships. He…

7 Truths About Marriage You Won’t Hear in Church

Ever wish you had the answers to a test before you walked into the classroom?…

Why Spouses (and All Christians) Need to Argue More

It’s often unspoken but there’s one lie common in church circles I want to address.…

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…

Inside Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s Super-Private Marriage

The Christmas countdown is officially on! And how do we know? Because the Marks &…

Here’s How to Find True Love

“I do.” These are the words many single young adults dream of saying. I remember…

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Pop the Question

  So, you’ve found the one. Possibly? Probably. No, definitely. No turning back now. Well,…

Your Relationships All Have the Same Problem

Take a minute to think about the last fight you had with someone. It could…

How to Take the Pressure Out of Popping the Big Question

From international politics to Fortune 500 companies, to even the 13-year-old boy who will shovel…

How Social Media Can Ruin Your Marriage

All I wanted for Christmas was a 1999 Haro Zippo. No, not a lighter. A BMX…

The One Word Healthy Couples Refuse to Say

Americans love options. We love being able to choose between Voxer or FaceTime, Lyft or…

The U.S. Marriage Rate Continues to Fall

A new study in Bloomberg sought to answer the question of why you’re being invited…

What Does a Happy Marriage Really Look Like?

In 1997, a peculiar business deal went down. To keep the then-fledgling Apple Computers from…

Living Together Before You’re Married Is a Bad Idea

I’ve been engaged for a little over a year now, and during this time, many…

There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Single

Being single is an amazing stage in life. Although many well-meaning Christians emphasize the importance…

Love Isn’t the Same As Infatuation

Relationships take work and aren’t always what they seem on the outside looking in. Don’t…

Why I’m Done ‘Preparing for Marriage’

I’m 29 years old, and I’d love to be married. I can say that without…

What Does a Christ-Centered Marriage Even Look Like?

In Christian circles, we hear a lot about “Christ-centered marriage.” But what does that actually…

What ‘Waiting’ Looks Like When You’ve Already Had Sex

One morning in college, I woke up, got ready and drove to a church to buy…

Is It OK for Married People to Text the Opposite Sex?

When I was young, I never liked when my mom and dad would close the…

Don’t Let Romance Be Another Day on the Calendar

 Valentine’s Day this year looks something like this: My husband went work, and I went…

Healthy Couples Don’t Ignore the Work

Every now and then, I run across a couple who has it figured out. Somehow,…

Your Kids Aren’t the Priority. Your Spouse Is.

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

The One Surefire Way to Ruin Your Marriage

We all know the scene. After ending a once-in-a-lifetime relationship, Noah writes Allie 365 letters…

8 Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do

Last week, I saw a woman slam the car door in her husband’s face and…

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…

Marriage Shouldn’t Be ‘Fair’

I recently saw something on TV that made my jaw drop. It was a blonde,…

Marry Someone Who Loves God More Than They Love You

I have a secret I’d like to share with you: My husband loves someone else…

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…

The 5 People You Should Never Marry

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

Why You Should Stop Searching for ‘The One’

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

Yes, Marriage Will Change You

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

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…

3 Misconceptions Christians Have About Divorce

My senior year of college, divorce became a reality for my family. I had lost…