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    How Long Should I Wait for Marriage?

    At my Christian college, I quickly learned that most Christian couples marry young. We even have a phrase for it, “ring by spring”, which refers to two people getting engaged (ring) before graduating from college (by spring).

    4 Questions God Asked Me When I Got Attached

    For some seven years of my life, I longed to be in a romantic relationship almost every single day. I imagined that a relationship would bring me someone who truly knew and loved me, and vice versa.

    The Day I Relooked My Marriage Vows

    They sit across from us at our dining room table, their fingers laced together. She plays with her engagement ring, excited to be talking about their big day and their upcoming plans. This young bride and her adoring groom.

    What If She’s Not The One?

    In a recent episode of American sitcom The Big Bang Theory, Raj, one of the main characters, is drawn and attracted to a girl he meets. However, he has been dating his girlfriend for a while, and now wonders if he should break up with her and pursue a new relationship.

    Is It Possible to Resist Sex in this Day and Age?

    I’m a real prude when it comes to sex, and my belief hasn’t come without costs. Friends and acquaintances have been known to give me strange looks when they learn about it.

    Why We Spent 15 Years in the “Friend Zone”

    Yes, that’s the number of years my husband, Jonathan, and I knew each other before we got married. I guess you could consider us living examples of the saying, “The best relationships start off as friendships”.

    A Letter To My Future Wife

    Dear (Future) Wife, It’s the day after our wedding, doesn’t it feel surreal? Watching you walk down the aisle in your white gown yesterday, I couldn’t stop thanking God for bringing you into my life.

    Editor’s Picks: Top 3 Articles | Relationships

    Let’s just get it out there: Relationships are as important to us as the air that we breathe. Some of the most intense emotions we experience as human beings are tied to our relationship experiences.

    A Letter to My Future Husband

    Written By VT, Singapore Dear (Future) Husband,   You’re reading this on the first morning of our first day as a married couple because you are (now officially) the guy that I have been praying so much for. You came about in God’s good timing and, once again, He has given me more than I […]

    roots that drink from heaven

    A man knocked on my office door and asked me if I would officiate his marriage. I asked him to sit down so we could chat about his plans, timing, and spiritual life. “Oh, I’m not sure you understand,” he said, “I’d like you to marry me today, like in …

    What Is The Promise Of Marriage?

    Everyone enters marriage with a set of expectations—the promise of happiness, security, intimacy, and mutual care. David Egner shares wisdom from Scripture to help you renew and rekindle the promise of marriage. Find out what the Bible has to say about marriage and how it impacts your expectations, motives, and faith in God.

    Making peace with their past–Mark & Lisa’s Story

    The more they focused on each other, the more they lost focus on the Lord. But an unplanned pregnancy became the catalyst for Mark and Lisa to seek God’s forgiveness and mercy. Find out how one couple learned that God can use our poor choices to draw us to Him, and to impact the lives...

    How the origin of marriage impacts our relationships today

    While marriage customs differ dramatically, it is most important that we understand marriage as God’s design for men and women created in His image, made for community and love.

    A Modest Proposal

    As a college student, I heard count- less engagement stories. My starry-eyed friends told about glitzy restaurants, mountaintop sunsets, and rides in horse-drawn carriages. I also recall one story about a young man who simply washed his girlfriend’s feet. His “modest proposal” proved he understood that humility is vital for a lifelong commitment.