Relationships

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…

Your Friends Don’t Need You to Fix Them

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

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…

Four Lies The Church Taught Us About Sex

There’s a common misconception that Christians never talk about sex. But that wasn’t the experience…

Mike Todd: Three Ways to Transform Your Dating Life

One of the reasons there’s a widespread definitional dating in our day is because recreational…

7 Questions to Ask Before You Throw Down Online

Twenty years ago, it was a lot harder to get into arguments with people. For…

Your Marriage Will Be as Good as You Both Decide It Will Be

Most people know the oft-quoted stat: close to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce.…

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…

Making the Most of Any Relationship Status

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

Stop Giving This Relationship Advice

Have you ever received or given this sort of marriage advice? “Serve her in the…

4 Ways to Help a Hurting Friend

Editor’s note: This piece originally ran in 2019. A couple of years ago my life…

5 Dating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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

Why Is Christian Dating So Weird?

Christian dating can be awkward and downright weird sometimes. But let’s be fair. All dating is awkward—for…

The Real Power of Living in Community

Have you noticed the increase in cliche sayings such as, “Your vibe attracts your tribe”,…

Your Spouse Is Not Your Soulmate

It’s 6:30 in the evening, and I’m ready to pull my hair out. Chris was…

When Silence Says All the Wrong Things

I kept waiting for the phone to ring. An email. A Facebook message. Something, anything…

How to Make Authentic Friendships in a Counterfeit World

Friends are beautiful gifts in the journey of life. Some of the greatest memories we…

Culture’s Worst Lies About Falling In Love

As a teenager, I read my fair share of Christian romance novels. They were full…

7 Lies Culture Tells Us About Love and Romance

I’m rounding the final turn in my sixth year of marriage. Despite the struggles Tiffani and I faced…

The Enneagram Question We All Need to Stop Asking

“What type do you think they are?” It’s become a dreaded question when people ask…

Black History Is American History

David Masciotra on the rich history of black Americans and why the celebration of their contributions cannot be restrained to one month.