Love Category

5 Things Christians Need To Know Before Using Dating Apps

As a Christian single looking for love, the prospect of finding someone in your wider social circle can sometimes be pretty grim. Everyone either (1) doesn’t share your values, (2) is already in a relationship, or (3) thinks the only acceptable form of physical contact they can share with you is a side-hug. To broaden your horizons, you’ve probably considered...

How Do I Trust God With My Relationship Status? 3 Essential Steps

I remember once being given the relationship advice “run towards God as fast as you can and eventually, you’ll look to your side and find someone running there with you.” For some Christian couples, who meet in high school and get married while they’re at university, this advice is easy to follow. Their race is a 100m sprint. But what...

How Do I Break Up With Someone? 11 Important Tips

There are few areas of life where I’d consider myself a “veteran,” but bad breakups are one of them. One time, on my way to break up with a girl, I messaged a friend telling him what I planned to do and asking for moral support. I was surprised when the response I received was “What the HELL???” Until, that...

Should Christian Couples Ever Take A Break?

“Maybe we should take a break.” In modern dating, it's not uncommon to take a 'break' in response to relationship difficulties. But should Christian couples ever take a ‘break’? Can a ‘break’ actually be good for a relationship? Or are you just running away from your problems and postponing the inevitable?

Should We Break Up Because We’re Fighting?

At one point in our relationship, Renée and I fought multiple times a week. We fought on date nights, at public events, and even after church on Sundays. On Tuesday, we’d fight about a miscommunication, On Thursday, it would be some disagreement, and on Sunday, it might be an unintentionally hurtful remark that had been made. I love an organised...

3 Things You Need To Do Before Starting a Long-Distance Relationship

Two months after Renée and I started dating, I moved 600kms away from her. For the next 5 months, our relationship was long–distance. We connected mostly over video calls, saw each other in-person once a month, and missed each other a lot. At the time, I didn’t really know what it meant to be starting a long-distance relationship, nor did...

How Do I Talk To My Partner About The Future?

Whenever I’m writing a new article, I’ll take a few minutes to do a quick Google search and see what’s out there. If you ask Google the question, “How Do I Talk To My Partner About The Future?” some of the titles on the first page include: “How to talk about the future with your partner in a way that...

How To Talk To Your Partner About Past Relationships

By the time Renée and I got engaged, we’d known each other for over 10 years. We first met at high school, had dated a couple of times during that period and we remained in varying degrees of contact in the years after.

10 Rules For Resolving Conflict In A Relationship

If you get your relationship inspiration from Instagram, you could be forgiven for thinking that the best relationships are conflict-free. We get sold a depiction of #relationshipgoals where couples are too busy taking photos in the sunset together to be fighting with each other.

What’s The Deal With Emotional Boundaries?

If you’ve been involved with Christian dating culture for more than a week, you’ve probably heard some variation of the term “emotional boundaries,” “emotional chastity” or “guarding your heart.” Emotional boundaries are like the Loch Ness monster of Christian dating. Everyone’s heard of them, but no one knows exactly what they look like or whether they’re even a real thing.