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21st-Century Love: Introducing 'Dateship'

21st-Century Love: Introducing 'Dateship'

Sep 15, 2014|Owen Strachan

There is no perfect path that leads to marriage. It takes persistence, prayer and courage.

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The Reason You're Not Married (Might Be Looking You in the Mirror)

The Reason You're Not Married (Might Be Looking You in the Mirror)

Apr 07, 2014|Joshua Rogers

If you wonder why nobody seems to be the right fit, maybe it's time to ask what you expect in a spouse and how realistically you're assessing yourself.

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How to Win a Man's Heart

How to Win a Man's Heart

Feb 10, 2014|Shaunti Feldhahn

Six things that matter to men when romantically pursuing a woman

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Get the Most From Online Dating

Get the Most From Online Dating

Jan 06, 2014|Stephen Moorcroft

Think online dating doesn't work? Try these seven steps.

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Does Your Date Donate?

Does Your Date Donate?

Three quick ways to see if your styles of giving are compatible for the long haul

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Irresistable Taste: The Five Points of Attraction

Irresistible Taste: The Five Points of Attraction

Dec 09, 2013|Owen Strachan

What does it mean to be attracted to someone? And what role should attraction play in my pursuit of marriage?

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  • |Roundtable

    One Shot[19:49]

    Nov 07, 2013 | Andrew Hess,Erin Eberspacher and Sarah Mason
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  • |Roundtable

    On a Mission[29:11]

    Oct 24, 2013 | Eddie Blalock,Nathan Pyle and Thomas Jefferies
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  • |Roundtable

    Girl Trouble[24:37]

    Jul 25, 2013 | Ed Hanks,Andrew Hess and Abe Stopani
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  • |Roundtable

    Unequally Yoked[29:46]

    Jul 11, 2013 | Chelsey Nugteren,Monica Schleicher and Briana Stensrud
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  • |Roundtable

    Dating Delay[24:31]

    Jun 27, 2013 | Erica Gonnerman,Caleb Marot and Anna Schoonover
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How to Win a Woman's Heart

How to Win a Woman's Heart

Mar 25, 2013|Joshua Rogers

There was a time during my unmarried years when I was trying so hard to get dating right that I just ended up getting it weird.

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Reading This Article Won't Change Your Relationship

Reading This Article Won't Change Your Relationship

Feb 13, 2013|Allen Barton

But you should still read it anyway.

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Why Not Take Her for a Test Drive?

Why Not Take Her for a Test Drive?

Dec 19, 2012|Jennifer Roback Morse

Thinking of moving in with your significant other, just to see if marriage is a good idea? Turns out living together isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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  • |Roundtable

    Family Fears[23:19]

    Dec 13, 2012 | Jackson Dunn,Evan Reedall and Karen Reedall
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She's Just What He Needs, or Is She?

Nov 19, 2012|Courtney Reissig

It can be tempting for women to forgo the biblical warnings of unequal yoking and believe their story is different. But it rarely is.

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When Dating Isn't the Problem

Oct 18, 2012|Joshua Rogers

Things can get really messy when you have relationship issues with both God and the opposite sex.

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  • |Roundtable

    That's Hot: Women[19:45]

    Aug 23, 2012 | Travis Williams,Andrew Snyder,Jonathan Watson and Ryan Griffin
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  • |Roundtable

    That's Hot[26:42]

    Aug 16, 2012 | Anna Coppage,Suzanne Gosselin and Martha Krienke
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  • |Roundtable

    Dating in 2012[23:52]

    Jul 19, 2012 | Martha Krienke,James Eldrege and Diedre Dewitt
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What's a Guy to Do?

Jun 06, 2012|Elisabeth Adams

Learn five ways to help protect a woman's heart and make your intentions clear.

Brother, You're Like a Six

Brother, You're Like a Six

Jun 01, 2012|Scott Croft

The practical problem with letting "attraction" lead the way in finding a spouse is not profound: It doesn't work.

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I'm Just Not Attracted to Her, Part 2

May 25, 2012|Michael Lawrence

You don't have to be a captive of your culture's definitions of beauty. Here are four steps to recalibrate your sense of beauty.

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Looking for Love Like a Peasant

Looking for Love Like a Peasant

May 04, 2012|A.J. Kiesling

Living in such a confused culture, could it be we are going about the "search for love" with a completely wrong agenda?

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Mixed Matches, Part 3

Mar 31, 2012|Denise Morris

In the final article of this series, we'll look at worry and pride — two reasons many people are often opposed to interracial relationships.

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Biblical Dating: How It's Different From Modern Dating

Mar 23, 2012|Scott Croft

Looking for a completely countercultural path to marriage? Here's how to apply God's Word to dating, finding a spouse and getting married.

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I Pursued

I Pursued

Three men talk about how they pursued their wives.

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Mixed Matches, Part 1

Mar 09, 2012|Denise Morris

Dating is hard enough as it is. Would a relationship with someone outside of your race make things even more difficult?

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The Big Five

Mar 07, 2012|Aaron Stern

Five questions to answer before you get married

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First Comes Safety, Then Comes Love

Feb 08, 2012|Sam Moorcroft

Learn how to protect yourself while dating online.

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How to Get Clarity in Your Relationship

How to Get Clarity in Your Relationship

Jan 12, 2012|Candice Watters

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.

Stand Out

Jan 10, 2012|Sam Moorcroft

Giving online dating a chance? Make your profile the best it can be.

The Shy Single Christian’s Guide to Coffee Hour

Jan 04, 2012|Thomas Eric Ruthford

Nine humorous tips for meeting someone at church

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Searching for Love

Searching for Love

Does online dating go against God's guidance?

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Green Means Go

Green Means Go

Sep 28, 2011|Candice Watters

If red flags are signs that a relationship should end, what are the signs that it should steam ahead?

Crash and Burn

Sep 16, 2011|Candice Watters

A totaled car drives a long-distance couple to think soberly about their sputtering relationship.

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  • |Roundtable

    Ask the Online Expert[46:01]

    Sep 16, 2011 | Sam Moorcroft,Polly Moorcroft,Martha Krienke,Travis Williams,Jeni Rivera and Nathan Pyle
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Beyond 'Looking' Desperate

Sep 07, 2011|Steve Watters

Desperation in dating can lead us to understand our greater source of desperation and in turn redeem our whole approach to dating.

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Man Enough to Love a Real Woman

Man Enough to Love a Real Woman

Aug 03, 2011|Joshua Rogers

To the single guys out there who are trying to find the ideal woman, do the world a favor and give up.

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I'm Just Not Attracted to Her, Part 1

May 13, 2011|Michael Lawrence

We men can't help what we find beautiful in a woman. Or can we? Learn about the purpose and promise of true beauty.

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What Guys Wish You Knew

Mar 25, 2011|John Thomas

Have you ever asked, "Where are all the good guys?" They want you to know they are all around you. Here's what they're looking for in a future spouse.

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  • |Culture

    Cupidity[27:49]

    Mar 17, 2011 | Hayley DiMarco and Michael DiMarco
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Gentlemen in a Digital Age

Gentlemen in a Digital Age

Feb 08, 2011|Carolyn McCulley

How to be considered faithful and righteous in cyberspace

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Office Hours: The Sweet Science, Part 2

Sep 01, 2010|J. Budziszewski

All you need is love, love, love. Right?  

Office Hours: The Sweet Science, Part 1

Aug 06, 2010|J. Budziszewski

Christian love isn't about sweet feelings. But what about romantic love?  

The End of Courtship, Part 3

Jul 29, 2010|Leon R. Kass

In this final excerpt in our three-part series, Dr. Leon Kass calls for a restoration of cultural gravity about sex and marriage.  

The End of Courtship, Part 2

Jul 28, 2010|Leon R. Kass

Dr. Leon Kass, respected author, professor and bio-ethicist, puts words to our worst fears in this second excerpt from a three-part series. Though it's discouraging news, being able to expose the problem is the first step toward finding a solution.  

The End of Courtship, Part 1

Jul 27, 2010|Leon R. Kass

In this first of three excerpts from his penetrating essay of the same name, Dr. Leon Kass lays bare the current state of courtship and marriage in American society.  

Just Us

Jul 07, 2010|John Thomas

Sometimes a DTR doesn't go quite as planned.  

Charting Your Relationship

Charting Your Relationship

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

How to Respond to a Man's Pursuit

How to Respond to a Man's Pursuit

Apr 23, 2010|Carolyn McCulley

How you respond when a guy asks you out affects him more than you might think.

Stop Test-Driving Your Girlfriend

Stop Test-Driving Your Girlfriend

Apr 08, 2010|Michael Lawrence

How does a man decide whether or not to marry the woman he’s dating? Here are some tips for Christian guys to know if she’s "the one."

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.  

God Told Me, Part 2

Jan 22, 2010|George Halitzka

Andrew had expected to burst into tears as he poured out his story to Pablo in the Fairview Correctional visiting room. Instead, he found himself shouting.

God Told Me, Part 1

Jan 21, 2010|George Halitzka

Every time he prayed, the assurances seemed to get stronger that she was "the one."

Overcoming Her Sexual Past, Part 2

Dec 11, 2009|Zach Bradford

Here I was, extending forgiveness with one hand while holding bitterness tightly behind my back with the other.

Overcoming Her Sexual Past, Part 1

Dec 10, 2009|Zach Bradford

You might think that a decade would be enough time to leave hurt far in the distant past. And yet sometimes it came back, as fresh and as raw as ever it was.

Beware: Black Diamond

Nov 18, 2009|Christina Holder

The mountain was filled with moguls. But He would not leave me to brave it alone.

[Don't] Mind the Gap, Part 2

Nov 04, 2009|Elisabeth Adams

When God is your matchmaker, there's no need to mind the gap.

[Don't] Mind the Gap, Part 1

Oct 29, 2009|Elisabeth Adams

When God is your matchmaker, there's no need to mind the gap.

I Kept Looking

I Kept Looking

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

Crush Catalyst

Jul 28, 2009|Carolyn McCulley

Matchmakers are so 20th century. It's time for something new.

Leading and Submitting

Jul 23, 2009|Alex Chediak

In this excerpt from With One Voice, author Alex Chediak explores common distortions of masculinity and femininity.

Myths About Living Together

Jul 07, 2009|Scott Stanley

Living together before marriage seems like a great way to test your relationship. But what you're really doing is limiting your options.

Office Hours: Coming Un-Clued

Jul 03, 2009|J. Budziszewski

She tells her Uncle Theo that he's "just a friend." That's not how others see it, though.

Browsing for a Mate

Browsing for a Mate

Jun 12, 2009|Candice Watters

What do you need to know if you're planning to use (or already a member of) a web-based matchmaking service?

Three Rules of Romance

Three Rules of Romance

Feb 13, 2009|Jason Boyett

Want to look bad and make her feel like an afterthought? Then simply do what's expected on Valentine's Day.

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Not Your Buddy

Not Your Buddy

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

Holy Matrimony!

Jun 19, 2008|Michael Ross

For some, finding love that lasts a lifetime is a smooth trek. But for most of us, the path is brutally bumpy.

Pursue Her

Pursue Her

May 16, 2008|Drew Dyck

Guys, it's time to man-up and take the lead in the romance department. God created you to be a pursuer.

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Relationship Roulette

Mar 05, 2008|Stephen Altrogge

Anxious that you may be shooting yourself in the foot by marrying your girlfriend or boyfriend? Perhaps all you need is a little faith.

Should You Get Engaged?

Should You Get Engaged?

Feb 27, 2008|Dave Gudgel

Before you pop the question, you might want to ask yourself these five questions.

Dating Hear Say

Feb 22, 2008|Michael Ross

I'd found the woman who I'll spend the rest of my life with. We connected on just about every level, except one.

Following My Heart

Dec 27, 2007|Nathan Zacharias

Our hearts can help guide us. But if we only listen to our hearts, we may be heading down the wrong path.

Real Men Initiate

Dec 10, 2007|Candice Watters

How can both a man and a woman be equally invested in a relationship if one is taking all the risk?

Biblical Dating Series

Biblical Dating: From 'Hi' to 'I Do' in a Year

Oct 18, 2007|Scott Croft

Make a decision within 12 months and avoid the pitfalls of lengthy dating relationships.

Mentor Series: The Boiling Pot

Aug 16, 2007|Scott Stanley

Not sure what you've got cooking in your relationship? Bring down the heat.

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.

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Biblical Dating: Tips for Engagement

Aug 02, 2007|Scott Croft

Congratulations! You're engaged! Now what?

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Biblical Dating: Growing in Intimacy

Jul 05, 2007|Scott Croft

You've started dating, but aren't ready to get engaged. What might your relationship look like during this "in between" time?

Same-Lord Relationships

Jun 14, 2007|Carolyn McCulley

When is it all right to date someone who isn't a Christian?

You're a Great Guy, But ...

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

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Biblical Dating: Navigating The Early Stages of a Relationship

May 31, 2007|Scott Croft

So you've decided you want to start dating. Now what?

Are You Financially Ready to Marry?

Apr 26, 2007|Heather Koerner

Are you financially ready to tie the knot? I wasn't. But I learned that it's about more than just being ready.

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Biblical Dating: Just Friends

Mar 29, 2007|Scott Croft

What should friendships between single men and women look like?

A Brief History of Courtship and Dating in America, Part 2

Mar 08, 2007|Skip Burzumato

Struggling to understand modern dating conventions? Maybe it's because those before us have given us more than one dating system to draw from.

A Brief History of Courtship and Dating in America, Part 1

Mar 01, 2007|Skip Burzumato

Confused by the dating scene? It might help to see where it came from.

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Biblical Dating: Men Initiate, Women Respond

Feb 15, 2007|Scott Croft

So you think you're ready to date? Scott has some suggestions on how to get started.

Confessions of a Relationship Consultant

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

Real Men Risk Rejection

Real Men Risk Rejection

Feb 08, 2007|Michael Lawrence

Don't let fear keep you from talking to her.

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Biblical Dating: Principles for Drawing Boundaries

Jan 18, 2007|Scott Croft

If all sexual activity outside of marriage is a sin, is it also a sin to kiss outside of marriage?

Plenty of Men to Go Around, Part 3

Jan 11, 2007|Candice Watters

A ministry to help young women marry well? For these two mentors, the answer is yes.

Plenty of Men to Go Around, Part 2

Oct 19, 2006|Candice Watters

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?  

Popping the Question to Her Father

Popping the Question to Her Father

Aug 24, 2006|Drew Dyck

Some people believe the whole idea of seeking parental approval before getting engaged is archaic. Not this guy.  

Plenty of Men to Go Around, Part 1

Aug 10, 2006|Candice Watters

Are there really 11 million more single young women than single young men? In a word, no.

Mixed Blessings

Jul 13, 2006|Enuma Okoro

Interracial relationships have their challenges. But what might surprise people is that these shared challenges and differences can be transformative gifts.

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.

 

Office Hours: New, Improved and Lowered Standards

May 18, 2006|J. Budziszewski

So you're interested in "edgy" guys? Given a choice between a rusty pocket knife and a diamond-edged sword, which do you take?

Finding a Husband

Finding a Husband

Feb 23, 2006|Candice Watters

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.

What Does a Biblical Relationship Look Like?

Jan 12, 2006|Scott Croft

Courtship and dating — is one more biblical than the other? Learn more about the motive, mindset and methods of each.  

Time to Meet the Parents?

Nov 03, 2005|Candice Watters

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?

Dinner and a Movie

Sep 29, 2005|Candice Watters

It's so much more than entertainment. A night at the theater may be the key to making progress in your relationship.

Guilt Trip

Aug 11, 2005|J. Budziszewski

Could it be that Zack's most important relationship problem isn't with his guilt-tripping friends but with his girlfriend, Julie?

What He Really Means Is ...

Nov 25, 2004|Kara Schwab

Trying to understand the New York Times Best Seller "He's Just Not That Into You."

Harem Dating, Part 2

Aug 19, 2004|J. Budziszewski

Prof Theo (with a big hand from his wife) straightens out Jordan on sending mixed signals, and on what women really want.

Harem Dating, Part 1

Jul 08, 2004|J. Budziszewski

There may be more happening in a “group date” than you want to admit.

Hoping for a Soul Mate

Apr 08, 2004|Steve Watters

Are cultural expectations frustrating our best relationships?

15 Differences Between Guys and Girls

Oct 23, 2003|Steve Shadrach

Differences? What differences?

Taking a Relationship from Good to Great

Oct 09, 2003|Steve Watters

On the other side of the “pulling a Ruth” story, Steve Watters talks about his path to the altar.

6 Steps to Great Dating

Nov 07, 2002|Steve Shadrach

For Christians, the best dating means going against the grain of the culture.

The Moves

Jun 27, 2002|J. Budziszewski

Should you date someone you know you wouldn't marry? What if you don't want to get married at all? Theo has some words to consider.

Three (More) Romantic Errors

May 29, 2002|Sarah E. Hinlicky

Ever pursue romance against the odds just because that seems, well, romantic? Take Sarah's advice: Don't.

Who's on First?

May 13, 2002|J. Budziszewski

Are you dating or "just friends"? Maybe the other person changed the rules. Then again, maybe you just haven't been paying attention.

Waiting for Love

Jan 31, 2002|Dana Norton

In a world of quick fixes and convenience, patience is an old fashioned idea. Why wait?

Going All the Way

Nov 08, 2001|J. Budziszewski

It's one thing to justify your "relationship" to your friends, it's quite another when Theophilus starts calling you on the carpet.

Pay No Attention to That Face Behind the Makeup

Aug 30, 2001|Sarah E. Hinlicky

For years I had just one face, the same in public and private. But not any more. Now I'm wearing makeup.

False Compassion

False Compassion

May 10, 2001|J. Budziszewski

Why is it so easy to end up dating the wrong kind of guy? You say you attract losers? Read on. You may be confusing love with sympathy.

Trouble With Valentine’s Day

Feb 08, 2001|Marshall Allen

Why do gals take Valentine's Day so seriously? It can make a guy sick. Literally.

Is it Too Late for Love?

Dec 20, 2000|Sean McMeekin

The delicate courtship dance between men and women always been fraught with ignorance, uncertainty, and razor-sharp emotional peril. Now, there's help.

Creepy Guys — Classified, Analyzed and Explained

Aug 31, 2000|J. Budziszewski

Feel like a creep magnet? Theo got an earful from readers who do. Here's what you said...

Missionary Dating

May 31, 2000|J. Budziszewski

People don't plan to change their opinions, get pregnant, lose their virginity, fall in love with the wrong guy ... or do they?

The Dating Game: The Dangers of Cash-Based Courtship

Feb 09, 2000|Anne Morse

In the olden days, women had all the power when it came to wooing men. Now, the rituals of romance put them at a disadvantage.

If the Reformation's Over, Can We Dance?

Feb 02, 2000|J. Budziszewski

After centuries of struggles, are Protestants and Catholics really all that different? The answer could affect your love life.

Strange Love

Jul 22, 1999|Steve Watters

Ever thought of having a virtual fling? It may be more than you bargained for.

Help For the Cupidly-Challenged Male

Feb 04, 1999|John Thomas

Buying a Valentines Day gift can be intimidating. John Thomas is here to help.

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