McDonald: Courtship Questions for Potential Suitors

| August 12, 2016

During our years speaking at various Christian conferences, my husband has received numerous requests from parents for his “famous” courtship questions. However, he has been hesitant to make them available, since it is easy for people to want a formula for courtship. His concern was that families may misunderstand the purpose for the questions and […]

Hope and Vision for Single Mothers

| June 27, 2016

Hello, I’m a single mother to a 16-month old who reads your blog. And yes, I’m a changed liberal 🙂 By reading your blog, it’s helped me to be celibate from what I was before, keep from giving up on being a mom (being a single mom is hard as heck), and most of all, […]

Ruby in the Rough: Courtship vs. Boyfriends

| April 9, 2016

What is the difference between a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship involving two Christians and courting?  This is a question I get asked a lot!  I think one of the key differences can be summed up by a single word: ‘BELONGING’. Let me explain! Read the rest here!

Capturing Weak Women and Weak Men

| February 13, 2016

“Empowered” is a power word for women (and for men frankly, but we’ll focus on women right now), so much so I hate to even try to redeem it. It is the feminist ideal which tempts women toward a man-centered confidence rather than living in Christ. It’s a seemingly invigorating idea that ends with God establishing the glory […]

AiG: Table for One, Please…

| February 12, 2016

If there’s one thing I absolutely don’t want to do on Valentine’s Day, it’s to go to a restaurant by myself. Not that I begrudge the happy couples around me their status, chocolates, or flowers. As someone who is single, I’m not prone to notice whether most of the people in a place are paired […]

Wilson: Courtship and Rape Culture

| February 8, 2016

Let us begin with what I believe to be a common sense observation, which is that when everything is rape then nothing is. We live in a time when the truth of much of this is playing out in real time. Let us begin with one side of the equation, which would be the current […]

Desiring God: Romantic Love is a Wonderful gift and a Terrible God

| February 5, 2016

  The lie says: If you find romantic love, then your life will be safe and fulfilling. So much so that marriage becomes a type of salvation, and romantic love takes on almost redemptive expectations. So what would you say to Christians, either singles or newlyweds, who are in danger of losing awe in God […]

Thomas: Please Don’t Marry Him

| October 27, 2015

A dysfunctional dating relationship sealed by marriage doesn’t make any problems go away; it simply cements you in a dysfunctional marriage. Marriage won’t improve your man. Marriage won’t change your man. (The same is true of a woman, of course.) Marriage simply weds you to your partner’s problems. When you raise a significant issue in […]

To All the Girls Who Didn’t Say No

| October 12, 2015

One of the most profound days of my life was the day I told my mom and dad I was pregnant. I wasn’t married. I had just moved home and out of the apartment I shared with my boyfriend. I was beginning my first semester at a technical college trying to make the most of […]

Emotional Maturity as a Young Woman with an Unbelieving Family

| October 1, 2015

By Mrs. S. B. H. E., Originally published here, Aug. 8, 2005 Purity is a concept that is intriguingly beautiful. When thinking of purity, a pure, white lamb comes to mind–one with no blemishes, flecks of dirt, or streaks of mud. While this concept so readily comes to mind, it does not as readily spring […]

I’m Single. Is Jesus Enough?

| April 6, 2015

If, like me, you’re single and crying out not to be, you’ve probably heard at some point or other (perhaps many times) something like this: You should find your satisfaction in Christ, rather than hoping to have that ache inside filled by a future spouse. It sounds so right. And that’s because it is, in […]

Singleness And the Sovereignty of God

| March 6, 2015

By Pastor Scott Brown, of Hope Baptist Church His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were […]

The Difficulty of Admitting We Want to Be Married

| February 28, 2015

[Editor’s Note: It’s okay to want to get married. Feminism has made it seem a crime. But the Lord has designed us for it and calls us to it. Pity is a dangerous thing, don’t accept it. Self-pity is an addicting sin. It breeds discontentment, insatiable self-interest, makes you emotionally needy, weak and annoying to […]

Correct thinking about singleness –

| February 26, 2015

In this message, Scott Brown reveals some important matters that single Christians need to consider as they navigate the sometimes difficult waters of singleness. First, he begins by speaking of the times we live and the questions and problems that modern single living presents. Second, he identifies important matters of the culture you build in […]

“Get Married” – Candice Watters’s Bold Apologetic (Book Review)

| February 23, 2015

By Mrs. Chancey I was sitting in class learning about all the ways our country was slipping from its constitutional foundations. And in a moment of exasperation, I raised my hand and called out, “So what’s the solution?” … I knew how hard it was to change the culture and was losing my will to […]