It takes intentional effort to arrive at marriage with optimal spiritual, relational, and emotional health.
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6 Ways to Make Yourself ‘Marry-able’
A Marriage Struck by Lightning
When Ryan and Sarah were jolted by forces out of their control, they saw God transform the circumstances into good.
Proposal Stories to Remember
When I asked my coworkers about how they got engaged, I discovered some proposals that put a smile on my face.
Afraid of Commitment
The story of two people who realized that commitment to one another is grounded in surrender to Jesus Christ.
Readers Respond: What You Wish You’d Known Before Marriage
After I asked for your input on what you wish you’d known before marriage, we received a number of great ideas and some very thoughtful letters.
Are You Preparing for a Wedding or for a Marriage?
A wedding is not the completion of engagement but the beginning of a new life.
Sabrina’s Wedding: Including the Father
The second in a 3 part series.
Sabrina’s Wedding: The Covenant
October 2003 Editor’s Note: This is the final article in a three-part series. You can read part one here and part two here. Our wedding day couldn’t have been more…
Still Looking for Prince Charming
If you want a truly “happily ever after” ending, you need to look for love the wise way
Stopping the Cycle Entering Marriage as a Child of Divorce
So you’re getting married! Congratulations! According to the latest research, if you are under the age of 30, there is a 58% chance that you are entering your marriage as…
Surviving ‘Engagement Season’ as a Single 20-Something
If you’re anything like me, you dread the feelings this season brings.
The Enemy of Your Marriage
It doesn’t take long for fear to replace trust, for intimacy to be broken. Just look at what happened in the first marriage.
Wondering If God Will Give Me a Husband
I have come to see that I must think about my singleness in terms of a space for growth toward Christlikeness.
The Big Fat Cheap Wedding
Many couples today view the wedding as a celebration of what they’ve attained rather than a commitment to spending their lives together.
What Makes an Unforgettable Wedding?
Why is God so often absent from our ceremonies, except as a token prayer or Scripture reading?
Would She Choose Her Husband … or Her Father?
An unexpected trial in the early years of one marriage.
Is It Okay to ‘Go Ahead and Shack Up’?
A recent study suggests that cohabiting couples do not face a greater risk of divorce after they marry. But the whole picture is a bit more complicated.
The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome
Our modern notion of “falling in love” is based on feelings. And following your feelings can get you hurt.
Making Those Early-Marriage Adjustments
Couples quickly learn that adjustments are inevitable and necessary in the first years of marriage.
5 Lessons I’ve Already Learned as a New Husband
Whether you’re six months or 60 years into your marriage, God can and will continue to teach you about how to become the man He wants you to be.
5 Lessons I’ve Already Learned as a New Wife
Here are some practical things I discovered during my first six months of marriage.
12 Tests of Love
Understanding the difference between love and infatuation.
25 Great Expectations for Your Marriage
Most couples face common challenges in marriage. If you don’t discuss and resolve the differences between you and your spouse, you’re headed for rough marital waters.
Hiding Naked: When Sex Replaces Commitment
For many, sex has become a hiding place–a behavior that presents the appearance of intimacy, but is really striving for self-protection.
You Have a Special Power in the Life of Your Spouse
We all need the support of friends, family, and mentors. But there’s nothing like the love and encouragement of your spouse.
Establishing the New Normal in Your Marriage
Each of you brings a different background and a different set of expectations into your marriage. Here’s how to establish the ‘new normal.’
How to Make a Marriage
There is a false and harmful notion that a good relationship is something you find, when in fact it is something you make.
Leaving Your Parents The Balancing Act
During the first year of marriage and for long afterward, it’s not easy to leave your parents while also honoring them.
Married to Daddy’s Little Girl
Ten ideas for dealing with a wife who won’t “leave and cleave.”
After Three Years of Living Together, She Wanted More
How Lance and Jess Miller learned about God’s plan for marriage.