Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is a freelance writer and editor. Her first Boundless article appeared in 2004 when she was single. She married her husband, Kevin, in 2009. They have a son, Josiah, and daughter, Sadie. Suzanne enjoys sharing a good cup of coffee and conversation with a friend, serving with her husband in children's ministry and visiting her family in the Northwest.
For the sake of this article, we'll define an age difference as five years or more.
They might not be what you think.
Tired of Christian dating? Start looking at relationships differently.
Five years of marriage has in many ways changed everything, but some things have stayed the same.
Conflict among believers may be inevitable, but fighting dirty is not.
Jaime Jamgochian had it all, but nothing satisfied. Until she met Him.
Sometimes letting go of expectations of who we'll marry or how we'll meet our future spouse allows us to receive the story God has for us.
Your experience with your small group has a lot to do with you.
Is there a point where a "passion for purity" becomes too much?
The key to loving your siblings well is grace and intentionality.
There are moments when I feel like two different people.
I want to walk in God-given joy, but how? As I searched Scripture for the answer, I discovered that joy isn't always found in expected places.
Have you ever felt like all the good stuff goes to the undeserving? You're not alone.
Three men talk about how they pursued their wives.
As single women cultivate godly attitudes and avoid damaging lies, they allow the Lord to pour out the things He has for them.
On the journey to finding a mate, it's best to travel light.
Developing healthy relationships with the opposite sex is beneficial whether you're dating or waiting.
The Last Kiss portrays an anemic, yet all-too-common, view of marriage that needs to go.
Sometimes it takes a friend's difficult words to help us recognize and deal with hidden sins in our lives.
Too many 20-somethings are delaying some of the most personally satisfying pursuits. It doesn't have to be that way.
How to wait on the Lord and trust His perfect plan for your life, while taking steps to prepare yourself to be a good wife and mother
A random act of kindness, though it may deliver a quick high, has little potential for furthering relationships or building the kingdom. Deliberate acts of kindness, on the other hand....
Do I really believe that God’s will is “good, pleasing and perfect?”
Bringing Christmas to others is about extending God's presence to them ... through me.
Organizations and individuals are making strides in illuminating the importance of adoption.
Letting go of expectations can be painful but freeing.
The emerging generation gives less to God's work than any previous generation. Are we only hurting ourselves?
What comes out of our mouths reveals what's in our hearts.
Are you more likely to get married based on what generation you're in? It's possible.
It's good to make plans, especially when it comes to relationships.
Making the transition when one of you gets married can be tricky, but it's totally worth it.
What can I do while I wait?
Sometimes God seems distant in the quest for marriage, but His involvement may be greater than you think.
Six ways to start the year off right.
The holidays can be a lonely time. For me, they were very lonely.
Living with acne has made clear to me the source of real beauty.
In the body of Christ, young adults need to feel more like hands than tonsils.
Churches are striving to keep young people coming, but their methods may be keeping young people away from what's best about church.
It's exhausting. And harms relationships and wastes valuable time and energy that could be devoted to more worthy pursuits.
And three other things I did "wrong" to find a mate.
I didn't know what the year would hold, but whatever it was it would be extraordinary.
Watching friend after friend find true love can be discouraging, but it can also be an opportunity to shine.
In a consumer culture, it's easy to lose sight of what the church is for.
The tendency in relationships is to push the physical boundaries. But there's a reason God asks for ultimate purity.
I said I trusted God. But I wasn't willing to give Him my future.
Conflict between life and belief has caused many to reject the Christian faith. But dissonance is part of the music.
I love that the Lord can use something as seemingly superficial as selling beauty products to teach me more about Himself.
Planning to get married someday? Pay attention to these 10 must-have qualities.
If holidays with your family leave you feeling depressed, it may be time for some new resolutions.
How I serve God in the world has more to do with my heart than my marital status.
Jesus offers us the joy of giving to others with no strings attached.
Those with few material possessions can teach us a lot about the heart of God.
Close male-female friendships can be fun and engaging, but are women putting their emotions at risk?
How we deal with insulting behavior says a lot about what we believe.
Sometimes doing what you can is more important than what you can do.
Sometimes, a boy just isn't good enough.
Sometimes I feel like my heavenly Father exists to tell me "no." The truth surprised me.
If my faith is to survive, my inner hypocrite must die.
I know the One who should captivate my heart. Why then, am I so easily distracted?
The people surrounding you aren't the enemy; they're just looking for someone who really sees them.
Why we're tempted to use God to get our way (and why it doesn't work).
It's OK to cry.
If "don't settle" is your life motto, you may be selling yourself short.
Every circumstance is an opportunity for fear ... or something else.
Navigating the aftermath of her refusal isn't always easy. But ending well has its benefits.
Do you have a physical faith? Acting out may be worth the effort.
When it comes to church commitment, a piece of paper can make all the difference.
Weary of the concept of the DTR? Maybe it's time for a new perspective.
For years we have been encouraged to set boundaries. But what happens when God demands the opposite?
Sometimes pain and loss give way to something of inestimable worth.
Graceless conversation is commonplace in the blogosphere. Believers need to change that.
"Lifestyle Evangelism" is not sufficient. But neither is pushing to "close the deal."
Pssst! Guys — what a woman wants may not be what you think. Here are seven things you can do to turn her head.
If you give yourself permission to vent, you may be missing a moment to shine.
Getting into someone’s life can be messy, but mentoring provides a front row seat to God’s redeeming power.
In her efforts to find a quiet, peaceful place, Suzanne found something much deeper.
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