Faith is the solid foundation for a lasting, loving and fulfilling marriage.
As a Christian relationship coach, the foundation of my work is based on faith. Without proper structure, you cannot know what to expect in love, especially in marriage. While on a mental or cultural level it may appear to be financially more feasible to raise a family alone, research shows that traditional models of marriage provide greater personal fulfillment, despite some financial sacrifices. The benefits of social support is extremely conducive for emotional and physical well being.
Scientifically is has been discovered that going to church weekly is good for you.
As a Christian relationship coach, the foundation of my work is based on faith. Without proper structure, you cannot know what to expect in love. Relationship challenges are not so much in the details of who-did-or-didn’t-do-what-to-whom, but spiritual battles of the mind and heart. Without a community of support, it is very easy to miss what is really going on with you and your significant other.
After her husband's cancer diagnosis, one writer reflects on the importance of her longtime friends.
If I could offer any advice to young couples today it would be to find friends like we are blessed to have. Find friends who share or honor your faith. Find friends who are committed to their marriages and families. Find friends who are brave enough to keep you accountable. Find friends who accept you, believe in you, and build you up. Find friends who want to have fun.
One writer learns patience on the long road to finding a church home in a new city.
Finding a church can be a time-consuming and stressful experience. It takes a great amount of patience. On average, you can only visit one, or maybe two churches a week, so the search to find a church can drag out over the course of weeks or several months. Longer, even. Years. So, how do you deal as a couple?
A further look at why Christian dating can be frustrating, and how we can all get better at it.
Last month I wrote an article about Christian dating from a man's perspective. I interviewed several single guys in Los Angeles and New York, ranging in age from 28 to 40. I asked how they felt about dating within their church community and their answers were rather surprising. Most had tried it, yet were left feeling disillusioned in the process. As a result, they had chosen to search for love some place else. Over the past month, I've received hundreds of comments from readers who related to the article and had insightful perspectives to add to the conversation. It became clear that there was more to say on this topic. Much more.
Shocked priest takes no responsibility for the appearance of the mysterious pornographic material.
I read on Tuesday that Father Martin McVeigh, a priest in the Northern Ireland village of Pomeroy, showed a slideshow of graphic pornographic images to a group of parents and an eight-year-old child and I thought, why oh why weren't my parents Catholic?!
One writer finds out the surprising reasons, and what those mean for all the single ladies...
Think you're going to find The One at your home church, Christian ladies? Think again.
"I've only gone out with a couple of girls at church, and I won't do it anymore," says Luke*, a 40-year-old Christian man living in Southern California. "At this point, I'm happily resigned to not ask a girl out at church ever again."
Will there be uproar as ex-Episcopalian priests are allowed to forgo Catholicism's celibacy code?
A number of Episcopalians have been unhappy with the denomination's recent liberal changes, things like a shift toward pro-choice views and acceptance of gay marriage, even ordaining openly homosexual bishops. In response, the Catholic Church is opening up a nationwide diocese to ex-Episcopalians who would like to join Catholicism as a group; a priest and congregation, so church leaders and members who are already comfortable with one another will have a chance to stick together. They will be expected to abide by the Catholic Church's governance, support their conservative views and acknowledge the pope. But since priests in the Episcopal Church have never had to practice celibacy, and many are already married with children, the Catholic Church is granting an exemption to their long-practiced celibacy code... but is it fair? And should it even be allowed in the faith?
Who is responsible for lusty thoughts and a crush on the boss? Our community weighs in.
Do you consider you underwear choice when and if you go to church? This week YourTango users were especially fired up over a Traditional Love post asking if men are to blame for having "impure" thoughts or should women—particularly scantily clad women—take some responsibility? The latter thought is what leads to dress codes in institutions and even across cultures. As you might have guessed, men and women had different opinions. YourTango user btoenges related:
A young woman attends a conference on faith and sex and comes out changed.
In any other sense of the word, I wouldn't tolerate using someone or being used. I won't date someone for his social status, befriend someone for the simple goal of getting ahead professionally, and I most certainly wouldn't sleep with an older man in exchange for being taken care of. But here I was sleeping with people because they were there, because my body had an urge, one that I clearly didn't feel the need to examine.