dating

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…

12 Things Every Healthy Dating Relationship Needs

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

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.

5 Keys to Surviving a Breakup

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

How to Argue Well

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

Making the Most of Any Relationship Status

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

5 Dating Mistakes You’re Probably Making

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

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…

9 Questions to Ask When Your Relationship Starts Getting Serious

Is this “The ONE?” When I was dating I remember constantly being smothered with that…

3 Things True Love Is Not

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

Things It’s OK to Feel When You’re Single

Singles are staying single longer and longer. Advicers are dishing advice quicker and quicker. If…

11 Things You Need to Know About Dating

I never thought I’d be unmarried for all of my 20s. Like so many of…

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…

How to Go on an Actual Date

Ask 20 people what a “date” means or looks like and you will get 20…

Here’s How to Find True Love

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

9 Stages of Every Millennial Breakup

Oh great, it’s time to break up. On the one hand, congrats! This is a…

Dating Tips for Tipping on Dates

Taking someone out to eat at an elegant or even a semi-decent restaurant (not Chili’s)…

Sarah Jessica Parker has launched a bridal range & you WILL swoon

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

Your Relationships All Have the Same Problem

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

Dear Twenty-Year-Old, Single Me

Dear Twenty-Year-Old Single Me,   It’s November 14, 2012. Someone you know just got engaged,…

3 Dating Mistakes Christians Need to Avoid

Believe or not, dating is like doing squats. Let me explain. For the most part,…

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…

4 Reasons Friends With Benefits Is a Really Bad Idea

We live in a culture with a high tolerance for ambiguity. From our fear of…

8 Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do

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

4 Lies I Believed About Dating a Christian

Since the days of I Kissed Dating Goodbye, it’s become increasingly common for articles, books…

3 Dating Myths Christians Need to Kiss Goodbye

A wise man once told me that there were only two outcomes for dating relationships:…

A Guide to Texting the Opposite Sex

There is nothing more convenient than texting. With the swipe of a finger, I can…

The 5 People You Should Never Marry

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

What We Get Wrong About Dating

One day, a blond, mountain biking, engineer, five years younger than me asked me out on a date. I’m glad I ignored my list and said yes.

Why You Should Stop Searching for ‘The One’

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

Why Christians Should Kiss the Courtship Debate Goodbye

I thought we were way past the “Courtship vs. Dating” debates. I thought that was old…

The Lie About Falling in Love

“To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This” That’s the title of an online article…

4 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 Case Against Love at First Sight

The first time I met my husband, it was about as far from “love at…

5 Horrible Pieces of Dating Advice

Chances are, whether you’re happily single, recently single or have ever been single, you’ve been…

Signs You Aren’t Ready to Date

For far too long, the overall Christian sub-culture has been down on dating. It’s been…

I Like Him. How Far is Too Far?

Hello! Today we talk about love, love in full bloom and love unrequited. Let’s get to work …

Can I Be a Christian and Still Party?

Life 201 is a new, weekly advice column headed by pastor, counselor and RELEVANT Podcast…

Why Are Christians So Bad at Dating?

Once upon a time, I freaked out about dating. As hard as it is now…