Preparing for Marriage

Focus on the Family Minute

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Character in Courtship

If you’re single and dating, what are the qualities you should be looking for in a future spouse? Pastor Tommy Nelson says it’s important to know the character of the other person. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Fall in Love More Every Day

At his nephew’s wedding, Ken Blanchard said something unusual. He told the young couple he hoped their wedding day would be the moment they loved each other the least. That may sound like a curse, but he actually offered them a blessing.

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Dating Later in Life

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Dating and Singleness Later in Life

Encouragement, guidance and suggestions to help make your dating life a little easier

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Test-Driving Marriage

If you're not ready to get married, do you really think you're ready to live together?

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Groom in tux and bride in wedding dress walking into the sunset

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Approaching the Wedding Day

What does it take to build a fulfilling, lasting marriage? And, how do you prepare for that quickly approaching wedding day?

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Young Couple Praying

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Why Wait for Sex?

In a sex-saturated culture, waiting till marriage seems outdated and prudish.

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What It Means to Be Intimate

The human desire for intimacy, for love, drives us to do things that we never thought we would.

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Red Flags in a Relationship

Perhaps you recently met someone who caught your interest, and you're hoping that with time you'll be able to discern if the relationship should move toward marriage.

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Searching for a 'Sole' Mate

Our culture has embraced the absurd notion that there is just one person who can 'complete us.'

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