There are benefits to abstaining from sex while engaged. Here are five reasons to say “I won’t” until you say “I do.”
Save Sex for the Honeymoon
When to Call It Off Before the Big Day
Marriage is a big deal. It makes sense to work through the hard questions together so you’re equipped to keep the lifetime commitment you’re about to make.
Why I Wish We Hadn’t Lived Together Before Marriage
Here are five reasons I wish my husband and I hadn’t moved in together before saying “I do.”
What I Wish for Jeff Bezos and Tim Tebow
Despite their differing marriage scenarios, my prayer for both the Bezos and Tebows is the same: a happy ending
For the New Bride: 4 Things to Remember After Saying ‘I Do’
I had no idea what being a wife meant other than we’d live together forever, hopefully have some kids, and file a joint tax return.
Not All Millennials Wait For the “Right” Age to Get Married
There’s no doubt that marrying my high school sweetheart benefited us for the better.
After ‘I Do,’ Now What?
Marriage is a relationship that will transform you, if you let it. Saying “I do” is only the beginning of a lifetime of laughter, frustration, forgiveness, happiness, and deep joy. It’s worth it.
Young and Married: Five Things We Learned from a Weekend to Remember Getaway
There’s a secret that nobody likes to tell dating or engaged couples: Marriage is really hard.
6 Ways to Make Yourself ‘Marry-able’
In these days it takes an intentional effort to arrive at marriage with optimal spiritual, relational, and emotional health.
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.
Sabrina’s Wedding: Including the Father
The second in a 3 part series.
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: 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.