Relationships

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,…

The Secret to Feeling Less Lonely in Your Twenties

Every Monday we would gather at our favorite grimy, beach-themed restaurant to eat, drink, and…

Here’s How to Ask Someone Out Without Being Creepy

There is nothing creepier than telling a woman God told you, “we should be together!”…

Today’s Devotional: The Gift Of Singleness

Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to…

Have We Made an Idol Out of Sexual Purity?

I’ll never forget the look on her face as she shared the story of her…

Five Dating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

There are so many mistakes to be made when it comes to dating and relationships.…

Marriage Isn’t About Your Happiness

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

Why Is Christian Dating So Weird?

My unmarried roommate Charlie was climbing into his late thirties when a woman invited him…

The Problem With Casual Dating

A sure sign of any healthy relationship is the fact that it continually grows. Of course, many would say that growing slowly together is a good thing, and keeping things casual at first can help. But can casual dating ever get in the way of real growth?

Are You Sure You’re Ready For Love?

As a professional counselor, I have worked with countless couples whose problems and strife stemmed…

Stop Waiting for Him to Ask You Out

In college, I waited—like I thought every good Christian girl was supposed to. The Christian…

Singleness Isn’t a Problem

If you’re a Christian, older than 22 and single, odds are things are weird for…

6 Date Ideas That Literally Don’t Cost Anything

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

When Is it OK to End a Friendship?

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

12 Things Every Healthy Dating Relationship Needs

I’ve always wanted to be married, but I’m still single at 44 years old. In…

Study: Most Romances Start as Long-Term Friendships, Not ‘Love at First Sight’

A new study is challenging a lot of popular notions about love and romance by…

When Your Spouse Feels More Like a Roommate

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

Singleness Does Not Mean Unhappiness

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

Can You Really Be Friends With Someone After a Breakup?

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

How Purity Culture Rhetoric Can Teach Men to Devalue Women

In purity rhetoric for men, women are often depicted as damsels in distress, but also…

Three Big Myths Movies Taught Us About Sex

We all remember those awkward “talks” with our parents or those sixth grade reproductive health…

Forgiveness and Reconciliation: What’s the Difference?

Most of my work as a psychotherapist consists of helping individuals and couples work through…

The Five Friends You Really Need

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

A Guide to Newlywed Sex

RELEVANT looks at how sex can be hard to resist before marriage—and how confusing it can be after the wedding day.

The One Thing No Relationship Can Survive

I got married in the summer of 2017, and it was and still is a…

How to Master the Cheap Date (Without Being Cheap)

The bill arrives for dinner. Yikes. You didn’t anticipate spending that much money. But what…

Today’s Devotional: A Role Model

“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let…

5 Keys to Surviving a Breakup

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

Dr. Dharius Daniels on Dating and Breaking Up Well

Relationships in the modern age are seemingly complex. Navigating dating apps to defining the relationship…

Your Friends Don’t Need You to Fix Them

My husband and I left an oppressive church environment and were verbally shamed, threatened and…

Why Relationships Fail (And What You Can Do to Avoid It)

People generally think they can do more than they can actually do. We think we…

6 Ways to Fight for Purity in a Hyper-Sexualized World

Your stomach balls up, clenched by shame and regret. You never thought you would get…

Why Marriage Is Getting a Bad Rap

Your and my ideas of marriage are shaped by what we see or have seen…

You Never Marry the Right Person

In generations past, there was far less talk about “compatibility” and finding the ideal soul-mate.…

Dominion Dating Wants to Be the Christian Dating Site for Men Who Think a Woman’s Place Is at Home

Hey, you. You’re coming up on the other side of a global pandemic that shut…

For Christians, Sex Is About More Than Sex

When Jesus burst onto the scene, He made quite the commotion. When He saw injustice…

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…

Breaking a Bad Family Cycle Is Tough But Not Impossible

Have you ever heard, “You laugh just like your mother,” “You seem to be great…