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What Makes an Unforgettable Wedding?

Why is God so often absent from our ceremonies, except as a token prayer or Scripture reading?

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6 Ways to Make Yourself ‘Marry-able’

It takes intentional effort to arrive at marriage with optimal spiritual, relational, and emotional health.

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Adrift in Marriage

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.

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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.

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Afraid of Commitment

The story of two people who realized that commitment to one another is grounded in surrender to Jesus Christ.

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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.

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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.

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Sabrina’s Wedding: Including the Father

The second in a 3 part series.

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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…

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Still Looking for Prince Charming

If you want a truly “happily ever after” ending, you need to look for love the wise way

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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…

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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.

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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Marriage builds a relationship like no other. Don’t settle for less.

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The Soul Mate Fantasy

Editor’s note: In September 2010 we were stunned and saddened by the loss of David Beasley, who died in an automobile accident. David was the husband of Sabrina Beasley, who worked…

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The Wedding of Rebecca Jean Joy SusieQ Rainey

Notes from the day my daughter, Rebecca, married Jake Mutz

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Surviving ‘Engagement Season’ as a Single 20-Something

If you’re anything like me, you dread the feelings this season brings.

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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.

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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.

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Equipping Couples for Lifelong Love

Bill and Geri Masuzzo are committed to helping engaged couples learn how to be married.

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Father of the Bride

In my mind Bethany is still that little girl who was born with a dimple on her right cheek–just like mine.

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Father of the Bride Part II

The heart of a wedding is really a simple ceremony in which a man and woman pledge their lives to each other.

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Father of the Bride The Final Chapter

Little else occupied my mind in the weeks leading up to my youngest daughter’s wedding

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Marriage

The best marriage advice I never received.

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God’s Way Is Always the Best Way

Confronting cohabitation in my church.

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Preparing Couples for Marriage and for Life

Whatever you say about the state of marriage today, one thing is sure: Most people get married at some point in their lives. I’ve found that the period before the wedding is…

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Preparing Your Children for Marriage

We spend weeks training our dogs how to sit and heel, yet, when it comes to marriage, we leave our children to fend for themselves.

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Ashley and Michael’s Covenant

I saw God’s plan for marriage first hand as I walked my daughter down the aisle.

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Combating Cohabitation With a Free Wedding

Weddings today are being seen more as a social affair than as a public declaration of the lifelong union of one man and one woman.

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Drive-Thru Weddings

Is there really much difference between the weddings in Las Vegas chapels and those that occur every week in many churches across America?

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More Than a Wedding

A wedding is not the completion of engagement but the beginning of a new life.

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