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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 Becky Sweat
When half of all marriages break up in some countries, it's obvious that many couples are in trouble. Sadly, the stress seems to be only increasing from many directions. What are the pressures many husbands and wives face today, and what can they do to manage them to be sure their marriages survive?
  • by Ken Treybig
How can you know in advance whether someone will become an abusive mate? Don't be one of those who blindly ignores warning signs of bad things to come and pays a price for it.
  • by David Treybig
What's the difference between lust and natural attraction? How do we control our minds when we see a beautiful girl or a handsome guy?
  • by Amanda Stiver
What does a hug mean to you? For many young people in junior high and high school today, the hug is what the handshake was a generation ago.
  • by Amanda Stiver
Evolutionary science demands a promiscuous relationship pattern in human beings where females have multiple sexual partners until they find the "fittest" genes. However, recent discoveries suggest a different model.
  • by Jeremy Lallier, Melody Hess
If you want to learn practical ways to get to know guys and girls without getting serious too soon, we wrote this "how to" section with you in mind. Here are six points we've discovered to be helpful.
  • by United Church of God
The right kind of praise is uplifting and special. Do we treat it as such?
  • by Mike Bennett
God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman. He designed it to be a stable foundation for raising a family! And a stable foundation for society!
  • by Cecil Maranville
A growing number of American college women are "hooking up" with college men, seeking out sexual encounters with no strings attached. What are they looking for—and what are they getting? They profess a deep spirituality, so why are they rejecting religion?
  • by Jerold Aust
The state of marriage and family in the Western world is breaking down. Some have even concluded that marriage and family are destined to become obsolete. What about your marriage and family—are they endangered? What practical steps can you take to strengthen them?