Candice Watters is a wife, mom, writer and speaker. She and her husband, Steve, created Boundless for Focus on the Family in 1998. In addition to her bi-weekly advice column, she is the assistant editor of the Family channel for CBMW.org. She is the author of Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen and co-author with Steve of Start Your Family: Inspiration for Having Babies.
Have you bought into society's message to be the best you can be?
A review of Jen Wilkin's 'Women of the Word'
What will you do when your life pivots in ways you didn't anticipate?
Learn why counter-intuitive, counter-cultural friendships are possible and why they're so glorious.
Friendship is a huge part of life when you're single. Let's see what Scripture has to say about it.
Marketers want you to consume. Christ asks you to produce.
You may think your reasons for having babies are biblical, but if you're like me, you've absorbed a lot more culture and a lot less Bible than you realize.
When we recognize God's love for us, and our hopeless situation apart from His love, we can begin to truly love another.
If getting married is something you hope to do, your parents (or other parental surrogates) are likely among your best advocates.
Men aren't able to commit? "Marriage research rock star" Scott Stanley challenges that assertion.
The book of Ruth has much to say about getting to marriage in difficult circumstances, under the watchful, purposeful sovereignty of God.
In our culture it's praiseworthy to obsess over food, but I believe this is at odds with the way God designed us to relate to food. Here's why.
Beauty is good and comes from the Lord. But apart from God, it turns ugly. Get a balanced perspective of what is beautiful and let His beauty shine through you.
What do women do that make good, timely marriages less likely?
Does he have marriage in mind, or is he just a buddy? There are some practical things you can do to clear up ambiguity in your relationship.
Women have moved from naturally complementary, to competitive, to conquering the men in their lives. What does it all mean for future marriages?
I used to think I could fit kids into my life. Now I'm not so sure.
When something everyone thinks is normal is not an option for you, you live differently.
If red flags are signs that a relationship should end, what are the signs that it should steam ahead?
A totaled car drives a long-distance couple to think soberly about their sputtering relationship.
Keeping an unwavering faith in the midst of a difficult reality
A review of Don't Call It a Comeback, Kevin DeYoung, editor
"Would we be good together?"
Even if you don't have a significant other, there's still time to make this Valentine's Day the best yet.
Celebrating the season is about more than just adding activities to an already packed schedule.
Boundless author's book is about understanding and rescuing those who once were found but now are lost.
We're called to pray about everything. So what should prayer for a husband look like?
In my campaign against intentional delay have I diminished godly waiting?
There are some misunderstandings out there about mentoring. Let's clear them up.
Does actively looking for someone to marry keep us from focusing on God?
What do you need to know if you're planning to use (or already a member of) a web-based matchmaking service?
Though women aren't the target audience for this book, we can listen in and hopefully, while eavesdropping, glean some valuable help for marrying well.
Don't let fear of divorce make you put off marriage.
If you feel called to marry, your best bet is likely a marriage-friendly church.
Knowing when to go with what's in front of you makes all the difference. Here's what to look for in a future spouse.
Where we most often sin in our desire for marriage is not in worshiping marriage itself, but in doubting God's ability to bring it about.
How can both a man and a woman be equally invested in a relationship if one is taking all the risk?
Faithfulness today with whatever you currently have to work with is the path God calls you to take.
Three books are mined for truth about singleness and marriage.
Though they might seem compassionate, some singles ministries are actually more of a hindrance.
You may be shocked at what goes on behind the doors of campus health care centers.
A ministry to help young women marry well? For these two mentors, the answer is yes.
It's not enough to know the numbers are in your favor. The real question is, where are the marriageable men and how do you find them?
Are there really 11 million more single young women than single young men? In a word, no.
Maybe it's not the mortgage that's the problem, but the attitude that sometimes goes with it.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with your desire to pursue marriage.
Of course, for many women, it is a wise financial move to buy rather than rent. But if marriage is your goal, it isn't your only investment option.
Feel like you're doing things that are leading you away from the altar? The solution to finding a husband may come down to one word: intentionality.
The two of you are going to your (or his) family's home for the upcoming holiday. How can you make the most of your time with the family?
It's so much more than entertainment. A night at the theater may be the key to making progress in your relationship.
So much of the email we received in response to Danielle Crittenden's book excerpt was negative that we decided to answer it here.
I found out first hand that not all dating advice is created equal.
Asking God to help you find a mate is a good thing. Here are a few tips for how to pray boldly for marriage.
How a change in perspective helped me finally lose weight.
She never doubted that abstinence was right. But she still wondered if something was wrong with her. She doesn't any more.
College is a great time to learn lessons that aren't on the syllabus.
Helping young adults mature in Christ and prepare for marriage and family. Learn more
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