Engagements and Weddings

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Save Sex for the Honeymoon

Save Sex for the Honeymoon

There are benefits to abstaining from sex while engaged. Here are five reasons to say “I won’t” until you say “I do.”

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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.

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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

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Dating, marriage, and delighting in God

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.

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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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Sabrina’s Wedding: Including the Father

The second in a 3 part series.

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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: 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 beautiful. The sun was shining, and the breeze was cool. My first waking moments were serene. “It’s my wedding day,” I thought as I enjoyed […]

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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 a child of divorce. Do you fall into this category? If you’re wondering what on earth that has to do with the fact that you […]

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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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Dating, marriage, and delighting in God

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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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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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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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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Wedding and marriage

The Ring Makes All the Difference

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

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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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The Soul Mate Fantasy

A soul mate isn’t someone you discover; it’s someone you intentionally and prayerfully become.

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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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The Wedding of Rebecca Jean Joy SusieQ Rainey

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

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5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Marriage

Even after all the preparation Merry and I had for marriage, there are some important things that we did not fully understand.

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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 a key time for the church to connect with these couples. Think about it: They usually need a pastor to perform the ceremony, and they want to […]

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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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