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"I charge you, O daughters of Jerusalem, do not stir up nor awaken love until it pleases" (Song of Solomon 8:4).

The romance and deep companionship God designed to be shared between a man and a woman are so important to Him that He uses the analogy of an engaged couple to explain Christ's love for the Church. But He also makes it clear that romance has a time and place. Learn more about what it is and when it should happen below.

  • by Beyond Today Editor
Chalk it up to my never having observed Valentine’s Day, but most years the holiday comes and goes without really registering with my brain. But this year, there’s a huge cultural event in America happening concurrent with Valentine’s Day
  • by Darris McNeely
Why do some marriages last while others don't? I've learned some important lessons in my own journey of 40 years.
  • by Good News
Several years ago country singer and songwriter Clint Black recorded an insightful song that he titled "Something That We Do." The lyrics apparently stem from his own experience of staying married to his wife for more than 30 years now.
  • by Amanda Stiver
The expression "friends with benefits" refers to the relationship where a guy and girl who are friends socialize, share companionship at times and have regular sex with "no strings attached".
  • by Scott Hoefker
More and more voices in society attempt to run down marriage, claiming it's out of date and seeking to change its definition. But there's still much to be said for this relationship God instituted when He first made man and woman.
  • by Darris McNeely, Steve Myers, Gary Petty
Are feelings of anger and resentment keeping you in an emotional and spiritual...
  • by United Church of God
Because so many marriages—particularly in modern Western countries—end in failure, couples trying to live godly lives and make their relationships last will look for ways to protect and preserve their marriages.
  • by United Church of God
When it comes to sex, people make mistakes—both premarital and extramarital. The biblical way to cleanse one's conscience is to repent—that is, stop breaking God's law.
  • by United Church of God
Everyone knows that in most cultures dating is a prelude to marriage. But what many don't know is that how we date greatly influences the kind of marriage we will have. The way we conduct ourselves while dating is an excellent indicator of the commitment we will have to a future relationship and an indicator of the level of happiness we will enjoy.
  • by United Church of God
Given all the confusion that exists today regarding sex, it's important for us to understand some of the most common but mistaken ideas about this subject.
  • by United Church of God
To help you establish godly standards, consider the following advice given by a panel of young Christians between the ages of 20 and 30.