Suzanne Hadley Gosselin

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is a freelance writer and editor. She graduated from Multnomah University with a degree in journalism and biblical theology. She lives in California with her husband, Kevin, who is a family pastor, and her four young children: Josiah, Sadie, Amelia and Jackson. When she's not hanging out with her kids, Suzanne loves a good cup of coffee, conversation with friends, musical theater and a trip to the beautiful California coast.

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The Overlooked Trait You'll Want in Your Mate

This unassuming character quality can make a big difference in your future marriage.

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Why a Breakup Doesn't Equal Failure

Making sense of a breakup can be hard, but failed relationships serve an important purpose.

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Feed Your Love Language

Love-starved singles may feel like they need to take drastic measures, but there may be a simple solution to getting more love out of your life.

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Motivation to Launch

Still living at home? Here are a few reasons to make moving out a priority.

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5 Signs Your Relationship May Be Moving Too Fast

Sometimes a fast-paced romance is meant to be. Other times it's headed for disaster. Here's how to tell the difference.

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What Do Your TV Habits Say About You?

I think it's safe to say that we like our TV. And it goes deeper than entertainment. We identify with our shows; they represent us and become part of who we are.

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Letter to My 26-Year-Old Self

Though you may feel as if you've been dealt the short straw when it comes to love, you were created for it.

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Girls Need Girls

There are five female friends every woman should have.

Why You Should Keep Hoping for Marriage

Why You Should Keep Hoping for Marriage

Keeping hope alive as a single can feel like a struggle. But what if the struggle is the whole point? 

4 Things to Consider When Dating With an Age Difference

4 Things to Consider When Dating With an Age Difference

For the sake of this article, we'll define an age difference as five years or more.

Stop Shopping for a Spouse

Stop Shopping for a Spouse

Tired of Christian dating? Start looking at relationships differently.

Some Things Never Change

Some Things Never Change

Five years of marriage has in many ways changed everything, but some things have stayed the same.

How to Fight Like a Christian

How to Fight Like a Christian

Conflict among believers may be inevitable, but fighting dirty is not.

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The Wooing

Jaime Jamgochian had it all, but nothing satisfied. Until she met Him.

Trading in the Fairytale

Trading in Your Fairy Tale

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.

6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Small Group

6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Small Group

Your experience with your small group has a lot to do with you.

When Purity Becomes a Problem

How Purity Can Become a Problem

Is there a point where a "passion for purity" becomes too much?

Sibling Survival

Sibling Survival

The key to loving your siblings well is grace and intentionality.

Already Not Yet

There are moments when I feel like two different people.

Joy Elusive

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.

The Other Son

Have you ever felt like all the good stuff goes to the undeserving? You're not alone.

I Pursued

I Pursued

Three men talk about how they pursued their wives.

Seven Myths Single Women Believe

Seven Myths Single Women Believe

As single women cultivate godly attitudes and avoid damaging lies, they allow the Lord to pour out the things He has for them.

My Single Identity Baggage

My Single Identity Baggage

On the journey to finding a mate, it's best to travel light.

Boy Crazy

Boy Crazy

Developing healthy relationships with the opposite sex is beneficial whether you're dating or waiting.

Giving Marriage a Chance

The Last Kiss portrays an anemic, yet all-too-common, view of marriage that needs to go.

My Ugly Blind Spot

My Ugly Blind Spot

Sometimes it takes a friend's difficult words to help us recognize and deal with hidden sins in our lives.  

Set Go Ready

Set, Go ... Ready

Too many 20-somethings are delaying some of the most personally satisfying pursuits. It doesn't have to be that way.

Single While Active

Single While Active

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

Practice Non-Random Acts of Kindness

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....

Your Will Done Your Way

Do I really believe that God’s will is “good, pleasing and perfect?”

Silent Night, Lonely Night

God With Us

Bringing Christmas to others is about extending God's presence to them ... through me.  

Wait No More

Organizations and individuals are making strides in illuminating the importance of adoption.  

The Things I Won't Be

The Things I Won't Be

Letting go of expectations can be painful but freeing.  

Giving My Dinosaurs

Giving My Dinosaurs

The emerging generation gives less to God's work than any previous generation. Are we only hurting ourselves?


Sweet Talk

What comes out of our mouths reveals what's in our hearts.  

Generation Marriage

Are you more likely to get married based on what generation you're in? It's possible.

Charting Your Relationship

Charting Your Relationship

It's good to make plans, especially when it comes to relationships.

Friends Beyond Marriage, Part 2

Making the transition when one of you gets married can be tricky, but it's totally worth it.

Friends Beyond Marriage, Part 1

Making the transition when one of you gets married can be tricky, but it's totally worth it.

Trusting God With Relationships, Part 2

What can I do while I wait?  

Trusting God With Relationships, Part 1

Sometimes God seems distant in the quest for marriage, but His involvement may be greater than you think.  

Extreme Makeover: New Year's Edition

Extreme Makeover: New Year's Edition

Six ways to start the year off right.

Alone for the Holidays

Alone for the Holidays

The holidays can be a lonely time. For me, they were very lonely.

Beauty Skin Deep

Living with acne has made clear to me the source of real beauty.

Plugging Into the Church

Plugging Into the Church

In the body of Christ, young adults need to feel more like hands than tonsils.

Quarantining a Generation

Churches are striving to keep young people coming, but their methods may be keeping young people away from what's best about church.

Spilling the Cup o' Drama

It's exhausting. And harms relationships and wastes valuable time and energy that could be devoted to more worthy pursuits.

I Kept Looking

I Kept Looking

And three other things I did "wrong" to find a mate.

A Year to Love

I didn't know what the year would hold, but whatever it was it would be extraordinary.

Rejoice With Those

Watching friend after friend find true love can be discouraging, but it can also be an opportunity to shine.

Designer Church

In a consumer culture, it's easy to lose sight of what the church is for.

Leaving the Edge

Leaving the Edge

The tendency in relationships is to push the physical boundaries. But there's a reason God asks for ultimate purity.

Giving My Dreams

I said I trusted God. But I wasn't willing to give Him my future.

A Dissonant Life

Conflict between life and belief has caused many to reject the Christian faith. But dissonance is part of the music.

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What I Learned From Multi-Level Marketing

I love that the Lord can use something as seemingly superficial as selling beauty products to teach me more about Himself.

10 Ways to Be Marriable

10 Ways to Be Marriable

Planning to get married someday? Pay attention to these 10 must-have qualities.

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Making it a Merry Christmas

If holidays with your family leave you feeling depressed, it may be time for some new resolutions.

Vessel of Honor

How I serve God in the world has more to do with my heart than my marital status.

Remember the Poor, Part 2

Jesus offers us the joy of giving to others with no strings attached.

Remember the Poor, Part 1

Those with few material possessions can teach us a lot about the heart of God.

Not Your Buddy

Not Your Buddy

Close male-female friendships can be fun and engaging, but are women putting their emotions at risk?

No Offense

How we deal with insulting behavior says a lot about what we believe.

Useful Christian

Useful Christian

Sometimes doing what you can is more important than what you can do.  

He Says Yes

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.

Object of My Affection

Object of My Affection

I know the One who should captivate my heart. Why then, am I so easily distracted?

Godless People

The people surrounding you aren't the enemy; they're just looking for someone who really sees them.

Negotiating With God

Negotiating With God

Why we're tempted to use God to get our way (and why it doesn't work).

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

If "don't settle" is your life motto, you may be selling yourself short.

Fight Fear With Fear

Every circumstance is an opportunity for fear ... or something else.

You're a Great Guy, But ...

You're a Great Guy, But ...

Navigating the aftermath of her refusal isn't always easy. But ending well has its benefits.

Physical Faith

Do you have a physical faith? Acting out may be worth the effort.

Common Law Church

Common Law Church

When it comes to church commitment, a piece of paper can make all the difference.

Confessions of a Relationship Consultant

Weary of the concept of the DTR? Maybe it's time for a new perspective.

Boundary Issues

For years we have been encouraged to set boundaries. But what happens when God demands the opposite?

Unexpected Callings

Sometimes pain and loss give way to something of inestimable worth.

Blog Responsibly

Graceless conversation is commonplace in the blogosphere. Believers need to change that.

The Impatient Evangelist

"Lifestyle Evangelism" is not sufficient. But neither is pushing to "close the deal."

What Girls Wish You Knew

What Girls Wish You Knew

Pssst! Guys — what a woman wants may not be what you think. Here are seven things you can do to turn her head.

Venting and Losing

If you give yourself permission to vent, you may be missing a moment to shine.

Daring Discipleship

Getting into someone’s life can be messy, but mentoring provides a front row seat to God’s redeeming power.

A Search for Sanctuary

In her efforts to find a quiet, peaceful place, Suzanne found something much deeper.

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Sacred Singleness

What if we've been looking at singleness all wrong?