Finding Your Future Mate

Alistair Begg, senior pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, instructs college students on the finer points of choosing a mate.

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Finding Your Future Mate

Alistair Begg, senior pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, instructs college students on the finer points of choosing a mate. Begg tells young women what to look for in a husband, and instructs young men on how to choose a wife....

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Marry Wisely, Marry Well

Our culture shouts that marriage is obsolete. Yet God makes it clear in Scripture how highly He values marriage and raising godly children. Author Ernie Baker explains that the one-flesh intimacy which occurs in marriage can’t be found anywhere else. Ernie explains our job is not to focus on find...

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Eight Important Money Decisions

Are finances a touchy subject at your house? Russ Crosson, president of Ronald Blue & Company, and his wife, Julie, talk about the wisdom of planning a family budget. The Crossons recall the financial tensions they experienced early in their marriage and tell how a budget got them working as a team....

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25 Years of Radio: Romance and Intimacy

From the FamilyLife Today vault, we've pulled some classic audio of guests talking about romance and intimacy from the last 25 years. Bill and Vonette Bright tell the story of their wedding day. Juli Slattery mentions the need for the church to be more open about discussing biblical sexuality....

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The One

You want engagement, you want a wedding, you just don't want the stress. When Amanda Roman first mentioned to her friend, a wedding planner, that she wanted to get engaged and married on the same day, her boyfriend, Ryan Leak, took notice. Ryan tells how he planned a surprise wedding for Amanda with...

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20 Things We'd Tell Our 20-Something Selves

With age comes wisdom. Moody professors Peter and Kelli Worrall talk about some of the things they wish they had known in their twenties, like the importance of community. Many singles believe community can only be found in marriage, but marriage is just one way to have our need for community met. S...

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A Love Story: Lars and Elisabeth Elliot Gren

Reminisce with us as we hear a re-air of a previous interview with the late Elisabeth Elliot Gren and her husband, Lars. Together they share how God introduced them and brought them together in marriage....

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In-Laws, Mates, and Money

Pastor and author Tommy Nelson shares five things every man and woman needs to remember about relating to in-laws, and gives couples advice about handling money after marriage....

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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Cohabitation has become a prerequisite for nearly 50% of marriages today. Is this trial and error living arrangement good or bad for marriage? Glenn Stanton, a leading spokesperson on marriage and family issues, talks about the growing trend of cohabitation and the downside to cohabitating that no o...

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The Early Seasons of a Woman's Life

Like a book, each life is made up of chapters. All this week Barbara Rainey allows us a peek into chapters of her life and tells us how she adjusted and kept her priorities in place in each season. Reminiscing about their past, Dennis and Barbara talk about their biggest marital adjustments and the ...

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Single and Free to be Me

Are you intoxicated with romance? Clarence Shuler admits that he was too, at one time. But as relationship after relationship took a nosedive, Clarence wondered if he'd ever get married. Surrounding himself with men in good marriages, Clarence began to watch and learn and his self-worth began to soa...

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How to Pick a Spouse

Dreaming of your future spouse? Pastor Dan Chun encourages singles to closely observe the person they're dating and invites them to ask some key questions. Once infatuated, or in the weird zone as he calls it, it's hard to judge a person's character accurately. Chun advises singles to take their tim...

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Sex, Dating and Relationships

Is dating that beneficial? According to pastors Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas, not really. For Heistand and Thomas, the activity of going on a date isn't a problem, but too many people use the dating relationship to justify their sexual activity, as if "being in a relationship" makes promiscuity ok...

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A Christ Centered Wedding

Mother-daughter team Catherine Strode Parks and Linda Strode encourages couples to be intentional about their marriages, beginning with the wedding. Together they give some practical advice on creating a wedding experience that reflects a couple's faith. ...

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Before-You-Marry Questions

How do you know if you’re ready to take the Big Step? Bill and Pam Farrel, authors of “The Before-You-Marry Book of Questions,” reminisce about their courtship in the 70’s, and encourage couples to walk in faith, not fear, towards marriage, but not without asking some strategic, thought-prov...

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Lasting Love

Dennis Rainey talks with author and pastor Alistair Begg about the solemnity of the marriage vows. ...

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The Sacred Search

Your heart is pounding. Your palms are sweating. You can’t think of anything but your beloved. Is this true love or infatuation? Author and pastor Gary Thomas reminds us that while infatuation and romance are fun, they also work as a mild sedative on wisdom, and aren’t the best foundation for a ...

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Get Lost

Feeling empty? Sometimes the only way to fill an empty spot left by an old affection is to replace it with a greater affection. Author Dannah Gresh talks about our natural tendency to look for things other than God to fill us, and reminds us that those things, including relationships, can easily bec...

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Singleness Redefined

Hear single author Carolyn Leutwiler share her views on what the single life is and isn't. ...

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Quest for Love

Does dating and courtship always have to be so complicated? Elisabeth Elliot, author of the popular book Quest for Love, talks about using your head before awakening your heart.  Elisabeth Elliot also talks about the challenges of singleness....

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More Than a Wedding: A Closer Look

Dennis Rainey walks listeners through the goals of engagement....

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Marry Well

If you want to marry, what are the options?  Steve and Candice Watters coach men and women to think biblically about marriage.  Steve and Candice talk to singles about sizing up a potential mate and building a relationship that will go the distance....

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Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen

Candice Watters coaches women on the art of attracting a man....

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What He Must Be

Pastor Voddie Baucham talks with Dennis Rainey about the characteristics a young man must have to show that he's ready to be married. Dennis Rainey also talks about the qualifications of a married man, which includes being a priest, prophet, provider and pastor of his family....

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Starting Your Marriage Right (2013)

Dennis and Barbara Rainey, lifetime students of one another, share lessons they’ve learned from their four decades of marriage. They call it "Eleven Marital Rules You Won't Learn in School."...

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Finding a Last Love

Dick Purnell, Founder and Director of Single Life Resources, talks to singles about his own ups and downs as a single looking for love. ...

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When Boy Meets Girl

Josh Harris, author of the popular book I Kissed Dating Goodbye and the follow-up, When Boy Meets Girl, talks to Dennis Rainey about the biblical model of courtship he and his wife, Shannon, followed. ...

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Finding Your Million Dollar Mate

Randy Pope, senior pastor of Perimeter Church in Duluth, GA, talks with Dennis Rainey today about what singles need to be looking for in a mate....

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Helping Couples Marry

Scott Stanley, co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver, and Gary Barnes, associate professor of biblical counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary, tell couples about the benefits of CPREP, or Christian Preparation for Marriage, a Christian program aimed ...

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Hooking Up and Hanging Out

Elizabeth Marquardt, the director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values, talks to Dennis Rainey about the research she's done with college students about their dating habits and the interesting findings she's discovered there....

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The Honeymoon of Your Dreams

Dennis Rainey talks to America's best-known family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, about preparing for your honeymoon. Dr. Larimore, author of the book The Honeymoon of Your Dreams, talks about the different expectations men and women have for their honeymoon and how men and women should take special ...

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Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships

Your heart beats faster whenever this person appears. But is it love? Chip Ingram, author of Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships, continues to share some sound advice for testing the quality of your love....

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Five Guidelines for a Successful Marriage

Thinking about getting married? Author and pastor Tommy Nelson tells you how to build a marriage that will last with five guidelines for a successful marriage. He details these important steps, and gives a few thoughts to consider before you take the plunge. ...

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