Consider Your Children Before Divorcing

"I know it would be wrong to stay married for the sake of my children.""Really? Who told you that?" "Several of my friends.""I don't mean...

Are Romance and Physical Attraction Necessary to Marry Someone?

QUESTION: After my share of bad relationships, I re-dedicated my life to the Lord and I am dating, essentially, the "perfect man." He wants to...

How To Hook Your Holy Hottie by Scott Wessell

Seriously, who doesn't want to hook their holy hottie? Luckily some of us already have (yep I'm talking about myself) but for those of...

Research Shows Divorce In Early Childhood May Harm Adult Ties

If parents divorce when their children are young, the split can affect how secure these children will feel about their relationship with their parents...

Healing the Cycle of Abuse

My poodle-doodle Shannen is a pleaser. Penny, my bossy cocker spaniel, is a controller. Oh, did I fail to mention that Shannen is twice...

Why Paul Considered Singleness a Way to Thrive

It's a Wonderful LifeIf you stop and think about the singles in the Bible, you won't find that many of them. Ruth was single...

Pressure On Young Christian Women to Get Married Can Distract Them From Other Great...

Pressure to put a ring on it can distract from other pursuits and callings. In the mid-90s, at 18 years old, it never occurred to...

Are Child Support Laws a Great Opportunity for Gold Diggers?

Experts say that flaws in the system punish poor parents and motivate others to have kids for money.Charlie Sheen and Brooke Mueller (Frazer Harrison/Getty...

Women Face the Fear of Not Staying Sexy In Their Marriage

When the joy of sex gets replaced by the fear of not being sexy enough. Some Christian marriage conferences and self-help books tell us it's...

Number of Single Mothers Rises In U. S.

More than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried, the Census Bureau said Wednesday in a report...

It Won’t Be Easy: Steps to Regaining Trust With Your Spouse

"From the mailbox to the kitchen counter used to be a long, slow walk," Jeffrey admitted, his humor masking years of pain. "I've never...

More Couples In America Are Living Together Without Marrying

And more women getting pregnant while cohabitingMany more American women are living with their partners rather than tying the knot, a new government survey...

40 Lessons From 40 Years of Marriage

After six children, 19 grandchildren, and decades of married life, I've learned some things. Four decades ago, I married Barbara Ann Peterson. Looking back now...

In Your Relationships, Choose Your Words Wisely

Beautifully wrapped boxes adorned the gift tables; ribbons and bows overflowed. After our wedding, my husband and I opened each package to find vases,...

Valentine’s & Marriage: “The Only Thing That Makes It Good Is Simply God”

"I'm supposed to get engaged this year. My boyfriend said this was the year. I don't think he has a ring...it would be so...

Give Your Spouse a Closer Connection for Valentine’s Day

Chocolates melt, flowers die and jewelry can be broken or stolen. So why not give your spouse a Valentine's Day gift that will improve...

No Single Mom Has to Walk Alone

15 million single parents in the United States50% of babies today born outside marriage78% of current prison population were raised in single parent homes27%...

Celibate and Trying to Find a Good Man?

"I have had sex before, but -- and I know this is going to shock you -- I have decided celibacy is best for...

Dating Company ChristianMingle Finds Success

It might be the most audacious, and perhaps the most presumptuous, ad slogan ever devised. "Find God's Match for You," sayeth ChristianMingle.com, an online dating...

Why it’s OK to Let a Beautiful Woman Know She is Beautiful

Why We Should Celebrate Beautiful WomenWith a few caveats. Not long ago, I took a solo road trip. Christmas was fast approaching, and I was...