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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.

Are You Overthinking Your Relationship?

Writers are overthinkers by nature, I think. We spend our days pondering life and the world and our place in it. We pay attention to every detail, every emotion and every action that comes together in front of us. Truth be told, we can get a little obsessed thinking about most areas of our lives. I once convinced myself that …

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3 Single Behaviors That Can Ruin A Relationship

There’s something really great about being single. Sometimes we realize that during our singleness, and sometimes we don’t. There’s a tremendous amount of freedom during this time in our lives. Freedom to do what we want, be who we want to be and live however we see fit. It can also be a time where we avoid the real issues …

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It’s Not Them. It’s You.

When I started online dating, it was fun — at first. I loved the sheer number of people who were also hoping to find love. I was fascinated by how people presented themselves. How they approached me. How they spent time getting to know me before meeting me. It was easy to log in during the down times of my …

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The Best Worst Date Story

“You need to borrow $20? Are you kidding me?” was just one of many comments made on the worst date of my life. This was back a few years when I was living on the coast of North Carolina. I had been talking with some friends, and they insisted that I go out with this guy they knew named Billy. …

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Dating Dilemma: Are You Turning Away What’s Best for You?

Sometimes what is familiar is not what’s best for us. Maybe we grew up in a situation that we knew wasn’t healthy, or we’ve spent long periods of time in relationships we knew weren’t good for us. Maybe we’ve spent too much time around people we know are toxic, or been exposed to marriages that are more hurtful than loving. …

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8 Things You Should Know Before Playing Matchmaker

In this dating landscape where potential matches are available at the click of a mouse, it’s easy to assume that matchmaking is a relic from another time and place. As old fashioned as it may sound, however, I’m an advocate of the well-thought-out setup, for several reasons: (1) matchmakers know a person better than any computer can; (2) setups give …

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When You’re Stuck In Breakup Limbo

When I was in a 12-step program, it was really easy to be single. It was recommended we not date while on the program, and I knew I was not in a place to date, so I put myself in a 1-year sanction from dating. It was rather comical, because some of my guy friends would ask, “Hey, you think …

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When God Doesn’t Meet Your Expectations

What happens when God doesn’t meet your relationship expectations? If you’ve been single for any amount of time, then you’ve probably had to face this question before. When we were younger, many of us bought into the belief that God had a special person predestined for us, and we would inevitably meet them and fall in love by a certain …

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[Video] Christian Tingle Part 1

Ever tried a Christian dating site? This is sure to amuse you!

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Hello From The Other Side (Of Dating)

I once was so single that I saw love around every corner: I mistook nearly any new man I met for a heaven-sent husband. That included the man who loved God, but was still caught in serious addiction; the man who loved God, but was dating three other women; and of course the man who disliked God, but paid so …

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