Relationships

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…

God Intended for Sex to Be Intimate

In healthy marriages, sex can help a couple feel closer. It is a tangible expression…

One Key to Finding Love Is Dreaming Bigger Than a ‘Soulmate’

Too many people approach dating with the idea that it’s all about finding “the one.”…

Porn Is Rewiring a Whole Generation, Christians Included

Can sexlessness and erectile dysfunction really be growing phenomena among men in their twenties? Over…

Audrey Roloff: Pursuing Purity Before and After “I Do”

We recognize that purity is a sensitive conversation, but we don’t want to gloss over…

The Negotiation Tactic That Can Transform Your Relationships

Kirk or Spock? The common shorthand in psychology circles for the tension between emotion and…

Don’t Let FOMO Get the Best of You

The iTunes rating system has never really worked. When you view an album in Apple…

What Not to Say to Singles

Each year, the day after Valentines Day is officially known as Singles Awareness Day (yes,…

6 Pandemic-Proof Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

This Valentine’s Day might be a bit of a mulligan. After all, most of us…

A Guide to Being Single on Valentine’s Day

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

Ben Higgins: Find Friends Who Can Tell You the Things You Don’t Want to Hear

For me, the hardest thing to do when I am disgusted with myself is to…

Your Kindness Shouldn’t Make Sense

Some things happen in life that are simply life changing. We may not intend to…

The Key to Keeping Your Relationship Arguments Healthy

Maria Baer writes a blog for RELEVANT about how important it is to be intentional and forthright with the language you use.

How to Argue Well

Tor Constantino writes a blog for RELEVANT listing seven keys to fighting well in a relationship.

John Piper Says Churches Should Kick Out Members Who Marry Non-Christians

John Piper’s Desiring God site is well-known for being an unending fount of some of…