marriage

Eight Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do

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

Marriage Isn’t About Your Happiness

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

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…

When Your Spouse Feels More Like a Roommate

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

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 7 Best Television Marriages of All Time

Television marriages are largely terrible. For the most part, they feature either bumbling husbands who…

Why Marriage Is Getting a Bad Rap

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

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…

Making the Most of the Meantime

Daniel Darling writes for RELEVANT about how to spend your time while you’re in the waiting room of life.

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.…

Making the Most of Any Relationship Status

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

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…

3 Things True Love Is Not

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

The Secret Enemy in Your Marriage

We had been married just over a year. After another demanding week at work, neither…

How to Find the Beauty in a ‘Boring’ Marriage

The first challenge most marriages must endure does not come from trials and tribulation, but…

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…

7 Truths About Marriage You Won’t Hear in Church

Ever wish you had the answers to a test before you walked into the classroom?…

Why Spouses (and All Christians) Need to Argue More

It’s often unspoken but there’s one lie common in church circles I want to address.…

Everything My Church Taught Me About Sex and Marriage Is Wrong

As a sixth grader, I went to a big Christian summer camp where the speaker…

Inside Cameron Diaz and Benji Madden’s Super-Private Marriage

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

Here’s How to Find True Love

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

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Pop the Question

  So, you’ve found the one. Possibly? Probably. No, definitely. No turning back now. Well,…

Your Relationships All Have the Same Problem

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

How to Take the Pressure Out of Popping the Big Question

From international politics to Fortune 500 companies, to even the 13-year-old boy who will shovel…

How Social Media Can Ruin Your Marriage

All I wanted for Christmas was a 1999 Haro Zippo. No, not a lighter. A BMX…

The One Word Healthy Couples Refuse to Say

Americans love options. We love being able to choose between Voxer or FaceTime, Lyft or…

The U.S. Marriage Rate Continues to Fall

A new study in Bloomberg sought to answer the question of why you’re being invited…

What Does a Happy Marriage Really Look Like?

In 1997, a peculiar business deal went down. To keep the then-fledgling Apple Computers from…

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…

There’s Nothing Wrong With Being Single

Being single is an amazing stage in life. Although many well-meaning Christians emphasize the importance…

Love Isn’t the Same As Infatuation

Relationships take work and aren’t always what they seem on the outside looking in. Don’t…

Why I’m Done ‘Preparing for Marriage’

I’m 29 years old, and I’d love to be married. I can say that without…

What Does a Christ-Centered Marriage Even Look Like?

In Christian circles, we hear a lot about “Christ-centered marriage.” But what does that actually…

What ‘Waiting’ Looks Like When You’ve Already Had Sex

One morning in college, I woke up, got ready and drove to a church to buy…

Is It OK for Married People to Text the Opposite Sex?

When I was young, I never liked when my mom and dad would close the…

Your Kids Aren’t the Priority. Your Spouse Is.

veI was concerned that becoming parents might weaken our marriage. I wasn’t afraid that it…

The Problem in Your Marriage Isn’t What You Think

In today’s world, so many fingers point to “the number one marriage killer.” Some are…

Marriage Shouldn’t Be ‘Fair’

I recently saw something on TV that made my jaw drop. It was a blonde,…