Choosing a Spouse

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.

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The Humpty Dumpty Syndrome

Our modern notion of “falling in love” is based on feelings. And following your feelings can get you hurt.

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12 Tests of Love

Understanding the difference between love and infatuation.

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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.

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After Three Years of Living Together, She Wanted More

How Lance and Jess Miller learned about God’s plan for marriage.

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Single Men, It’s Time to Step Up

It takes a man to be an initiator.

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Evaluating Your Spiritual Relationship Before Marriage

Your spiritual compatibility will influence the quality of your future marriage more than any other factor.

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How Can I Help My Daughter Marry Well?

There are some non-negotiables that our daughters must look for in a prospective husband.

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The Cohabitation Complication

The key to making marriage work—and what sets it apart from cohabitation—is commitment.

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Sabrina’s Wedding: The Calling

Much to my surprise, I realized God was calling me to be faithful, not single.

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A New Attitude about Dating

How do Christians avoid defective dating?

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Choosing a Life Partner

The biggest decision you’ll make outside of choosing to accept Jesus Christ as Savior.

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Equally Yoked–God’s Perfect Plan

Though obedience to God can be difficult, it’s always worth it.

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Dating

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.

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Looking for Mr. Right

What should you look for in a future spouse?

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More than Friends Less than Lovers

What’s your definition of a successful courtship?

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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.

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Dating

Did I Need to Stop Dating?

Sometimes a ‘season of singleness’ helps you grow in your most important relationship … if you do it right.

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Memorable Proposal Stories From Our Readers

Marriage Memo readers respond with their creative proposals.

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