An Inside Look at Abusive Relationships

As far as Sara Buel knew, things like that didn’t happen to nice girls from Christian families. They certainly wouldn’t be involved in abusive relationships. He was her high-school sweetheart, after all. His mother was a devout believer. He was charming, his manners were impeccable and he didn’t drink. And Read More…

Is He or She the One?

Is he or she the one I should marry? This is a question that has been posed to my husband and me many times. When asked, our reply is basically, “…Don’t know, maybe yes, and maybe no.” That’s not very clarifying, is it? The reason we answer in such a non-committal way Read More…

WARNING – Escape Abuse BEFORE Marriage

I debated on what to title this article. No matter what it is named, the wording doesn’t seem strong enough for this message. This article is intended to put out an “all-points bulletin.” I want to warn those who are dating, NOT to continue on in a relationship with someone Read More…

When Is It The Right Time to Leave a Dating Relationship?

When is it the right time to leave a relationship? We’re talking about a dating relationship, before it leads to marriage. The Bible says there is a “season for everything under heaven.” (Ecclesiastes 3) And a few of those seasons described, tell us there is: “a time to scatter stones and a Read More…

Problem Behaviors That Undermine the Best Relationships

The following checklists can help you and your partner identify possible problems and talk them over. They will also help you get to know each other better. Ask yourself and each other the following questions. 1.  Addiction or Excessive Use of Alcohol, Drugs, Etc. Whether the problem is alcohol, drugs, Read More…

Heeding Relational Red Flags Before Marriage

Any relationship will have its difficulties. But sometimes those difficulties are indicators of deep-rooted problems. If they are not addressed quickly, they will poison your marriage. If any of the following caution signs exist in your relationship, we recommend you talk about the situation as soon as possible. Do so Read More…