The ABCs of Battling Lust in Dating

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We did everything we possibly could to be pure before the Lord: we read articles and memorized verses, prayed and reflected over each struggle, and instituted physical boundaries. Yet almost every single time we met, everything we'd learned flew out of our heads. If you struggle with lust in your courtship as we did, I'd encourage you to take this season of self-isolation to pray and discuss with your significant other the basics—or what I call the ABCs—of pursuing joy in the Lord, and fighting sin.

3 Tips for Dating During Lockdown

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When COVID-19 broke out, and our government announced circuit breaker (CB) measures restricting our movements back in April, I jokingly texted my boyfriend that we would be back to having another LDR—this time, a locked-down relationship. With our previous experience in an LDR, we thought online dating would be easy for the both of us. But our first online date didn’t quite go as we hoped, and here are some key lessons we’re learning as we navigate dating during lockdown

How to Argue with Your Significant Other

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What comes to mind when you hear the word argue? In the past, it denoted something negative in my mind—quarrels laced with pent up frustration and misunderstanding. I hated arguing because of the resulting tension and awkwardness, so I would avoid it at all costs.

Lust in Dating: The Secret Sin We Don't Talk About

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My husband and I have been married for more than half a year…

What Should I Be Looking for in Dating?

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What does a godly dating relationship look like? While the Bible has a lot of wisdom and guidance for God-honoring marriages, it doesn't provide step-by-step instructions for how to achieve one. Sometimes this can leave us feeling frustrated and abandoned—but our God has promised never to leave us (Deuteronomy 31:6). He is a patient teacher, and He has a good plan for you and me, regardless of our relationship status.

3 Questions to Ask When You're Dating

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Dating can be such a thrilling adventure, especially since it might possibly lead to marriage! However, before we even step into a relationship, there may be many questions in our minds. For instance, how can I know that I’m ready for a relationship?

Where Our Love Story Went Wrong

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“What do you find the greatest joy in?” I paused, thinking about what puts a smile on my face, what keeps me going every day, and what gives me the most happiness. “I suppose I find the greatest joy . . . in you,” I said softly. “Me too.”

4 Ways to Navigate A Painful Break-Up

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Heartbreak. Tears. A breakup you never saw coming. Do you remember it? The moment your heart was shattered into a million pieces?

When Love Didn’t Come at First Sight

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“What about Dakotah? Are you sure you two aren’t a thing?” For months I had been fielding this same question from my family and other friends from campus ministry.