Top Ten Posts of All Time – #5

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

If you are dating someone right now, are you scared to tell him or her about your sinful past? Whether you’ve struggled with difficult sins from the past, or you are still struggling with significant sins right now, it’s important to talk to your future spouse about these things. Continue reading

The Limitations of “Compatibility” for Marriage

Brad Hambrick

Brad Hambrick

Too often we treat compatibility as it were a noun (something two people share – like a cupcake or eye color) instead of a verb (something two people do – like synchronized swimming or conversing). There is a big, often overlooked, difference between compatibility as a noun and as a verb. Continue reading

Don’t Get An Emotional Divorce Before You are Married: Dating Mistakes

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

Don’t Get An Emotional Divorce Before You are Married--Dating Mistakes

You are dating, and you really like each other a lot. You’re having a lot of fun. And you talk virtually every day. Most couples, even in the early stages of dating, will open up their lives, and start sharing a lot about themselves. You’re vulnerable early on, and you emotionally give yourselves to each other. Here is my warning: deep emotional intimacy should not be established in the early stages of a relationship. Continue reading

13 Wisdom Principles When Ending a Dating Relationship: How to Break Up to the Glory of God

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

13 Wisdom Principles When Ending a Dating Relationship--How to Break Up to the Glory of God

If the gospel really makes a difference in our lives, it should show itself in the worst of moments. But if Christian dating looks no different than the world then our faith shows itself to be relatively useless. What would it mean to break up for the glory of God? Seriously. How do you end the relationship in a way that is God-honoring and honoring of the other person, especially since he or she is a brother or sister in Christ? Here are 13 wisdom principles to remember. Continue reading

Dating Games: 10 Worldly Things that Singles Do When Dating

Deepak Reju

Deepak Reju

Dating Games - 10 Worldly Things that Singles Do When Dating

Look at the typical evangelical church and you will find singles dating one another. Stop and look closely for a moment. Many of their dating habits are patterned after worldly thinking. The devil is probably laughing at us. He really doesn’t have to do anything to stir up a mess in evangelical dating culture. We’ve created our own mess by thinking more like the world rather than distinctly as Christians. Continue reading

The Seductive Lie of Immodesty, and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

Marie Notcheva

Marie Notcheva

The Seductive Lie of Immodesty and Re-Claiming Your Identity in Christ

This is not another article on Matthew 5:28, hem lengths, or the horrors of uncovered shoulders. Today I’m writing more as the concerned mother of a teenage girl than as a biblical counselor. I want to take an unflinching look with young people of both sexes at the reality behind immodest dress; the desire to be desired; and where it can lead. Continue reading

Facebook: A New Kind of Intimacy

BCC Staff

BCC Staff

Jeremy posted the wrong age on his Facebook page. Phillip has no picture of his wife in any of his photos. Camille has replaced Oprah with Facebook. Jan has reconnected with two of her old college boyfriends and has not told her … Continue reading