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Dating and Engagement

Articles in Dating and Engagement provide clear Biblical teaching for navigating the challenges of building a strong foundation for dating, engagement and marriage. Discussions will include the roles of men and women, how to avoid temptation, intimacy before marriage, clarifying the needs of the other person and improving communication. We hope these personal stories and teaching will lead to a healthy, God-honoring relationship. We also want to help you get answers to questions like how to choose a spouse and how to be intentional about exploring expectations within marriage such as children, finances, families and sexual intimacy.

How One Girl’s List Got The Boot

It just so happens that I have a large number of amazing single friends. One would think that I would be able to match them up with each other, but knowing their preferences makes this seemingly impossible. I started to think about this and found myself in a bit of a dilemma. I am all about standards. I encourage my …

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Secret To A Great Relationship Part 4: Embrace Your Differences

Secret to a great marriage

God has made each of us unique. Best friends tend to celebrate each other’s differences. Enemies, on the other hand, use differences as a reason to reject. Do you realize that if you are prejudiced and judgmental toward another person, you can’t be that person’s friend? That’s why the devil loves prejudiced and judgmental people. Every time we judge someone …

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Three Rules For Flirting

Three Rules for Flirting

Romance is thrilling, and it all starts with a little wink and a smile. Our flirtations hint at our interest. And that’s the fun … it’s just a clue … and we wonder: Will this person be my true love? While flirting may seem innocent enough, I’ve known women who turn flirting into a competitive game. That’s when flirting gets …

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Lessons In Love From Canada Geese

I am Canadian, and here we have Canadian geese, and yes, they fly south for the winter. Canada geese also mate for life. They are masters at perfect flight formation as they take turns in perfect tandem, with one brave soul piercing the air of the V formation at the front so the rest of them can take turns and …

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Secret To A Great Relationship Part 3: Believe In One Another

Secret to a great marriage

No one who consistently criticizes me and puts me down is going to be considered my best friend. I’m just not going to have a best friend who doesn’t believe in me. I think you’d say that is true of you too. James 2:23 says, “Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness, and he was called …

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6 Keys To Overcoming The Fear Of Abandonment

Married to Zac less than six months, Heather discovered traces of lipstick on his shirt and a woman’s phone number in his wallet. All men cheat; none can be trusted, she reasoned. The truth is all men don’t cheat. Unfortunately, Heather encountered one who did. Stereotyping people based on a single experience will not improve the bad behavior of others, …

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How To Date Part 3: 11 Questions

How to date - part one

Part 3 : The 11 Questions In Part 1 of this series, we talked about the mindset that many people in the church are walking around with, that says dating is unhealthy for you. In Part 2 of this series, I exposed 19 common lies that come out of this mindset and gave you truth and scripture to dispel those …

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A Recipe For Relationship

A Recipe For Relationship

Ever have a favorite meal made by “mama?” Or a sinfully irresistible baked treat you would just die without? You should know that behind that irresistible morsel or meal lies a well-concocted and meticulously implemented recipe that even the slightest deviation could cause a drastically disappointing effect. Perhaps it’s time to look at the ingredients we are putting into our relationship …

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How I Met My Husband

How I Met My Husband

The story of how I met my husband is pretty romantic. It’s also filled with divine providence. This is a true story … In 2006, I moved to Dallas to serve as a pastor at Gateway Church. I was thrilled with my new path, and I passionately committed my time and attention to ministry. After living in Texas for several …

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Is God Destroying Your Dating Life?

Is God Destroying Your Dating Life

I had just pulled my car over to the side of the road during a rainstorm as I choked back the tears. In the midst of a summer camping trip, I had been dumped, and I was in the middle of nowhere suffering from unbelievable levels of rejection. I wanted to dissolve into the pavement on the road and wished …

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