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.
Choosing a Spouse
Is It Okay to ‘Go Ahead and Shack Up’?
The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome
Our modern notion of “falling in love” is based on feelings. And following your feelings can get you hurt.
12 Tests of Love
Understanding the difference between love and infatuation.
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.
After Three Years of Living Together, She Wanted More
How Lance and Jess Miller learned about God’s plan for marriage.
Single Men, It’s Time to Step Up
It takes a man to be an initiator.
Evaluating Your Spiritual Relationship Before Marriage
Your spiritual compatibility will influence the quality of your future marriage more than any other factor.
How Can I Help My Daughter Marry Well?
There are some non-negotiables that our daughters must look for in a prospective husband.
The Cohabitation Complication
The key to making marriage work—and what sets it apart from cohabitation—is commitment.
Sabrina’s Wedding: The Calling
Much to my surprise, I realized God was calling me to be faithful, not single.
A New Attitude about Dating
How do Christians avoid defective dating?
Choosing a Life Partner
The biggest decision you’ll make outside of choosing to accept Jesus Christ as Savior.
Equally Yoked–God’s Perfect Plan
Though obedience to God can be difficult, it’s always worth it.
Finding Your Million Dollar Mate
Most people never take the time to approach dating, let alone the quest for a mate, with such care and purpose.
Looking for Mr. Right
What should you look for in a future spouse?
More than Friends Less than Lovers
What’s your definition of a successful courtship?
6 Character Traits to Look for in a Potential Spouse
When you are searching for the person who will join you in building a lifelong marriage, what really matters is character.
Did I Need to Stop Dating?
Sometimes a ‘season of singleness’ helps you grow in your most important relationship … if you do it right.
Memorable Proposal Stories From Our Readers
Marriage Memo readers respond with their creative proposals.