Marriage

A happy marriage based on mutual respect and abiding love is every couple's dream. Those who stay married because they view their marriage as a sacred union of two souls are an inspiration to others, particularly couples who are experiencing marriage problems.

Erin's daughter, Aurora, at the Shire of Montana; photo courtesy Erin Janoso

A Lesson Learned During a Family Trip to a Hobbit House

It would be a magical anniversary trip in The Shire of Montana—as long as their daughter could follow the rules.

Edward and Gracie

Finding Kindness and Care on the Streets of New York City

In grief and heartbreak, there’s grace where grace is needed.

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Edward Grinnan

After a Deep Loss, a Heartfelt Thank You

A note of appreciation for all the prayers and support in the wake of a wife’s death.

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Diane Stark with husband Eric; photo by Matthew Gilson

They Saved Their Marriage by Sharing Their Fears and Frustrations

For her husband, family first meant working all hours to be a good provider. For her, it meant being together more. Could they meet in the middle?

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Happy couple

Could the Secret to Lasting Love Simply Involve Kindness?

A fascinating body of research shows that couples who are kind to each other keep the relationship going strong.

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Katherine Hutchinson-Hayes; photo by Charlotte Kesl

She Turned to God for Help Finding Mr. Right

After two failed marriages, this mother of two decided to have faith that He would bring her the right partner.

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Kyle and Kristen Grigsby on their wedding day; Photo credit: Brad and Jen Photography

This Couple Found Each Other Through Their Dreams

Their mysterious dreams proved they were meant to be.

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Kristy Dewberry with husband, Don; photo by Shevaun Williams

Spending Every Day Together During Quarantine Eased Her Mind

They had been married for 38 years. But only two weeks into lockdown, she wondered if they’d make it to 39.

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Kristy Dewberry

Marriage Lessons Learned During the Pandemic

Kristy Dewberry reveals how spending so much time at home with her husband because of Covid-19 changed her outlook regarding her marriage.

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Edward and Gracie

In Grief, Not Fighting the Feelings

After the death of a spouse, the memories come flooding back. So do the emotions.

A woman serves as caregiver to her spouse

Spousal Caregiving: 5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Strong

Strengthen the bond with your spouse by renegotiating your roles, finding new hobbies and more.

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A happy couple embracing; Getty Images

5 Keys to a Thriving Relationship

Patience, trust and commitment to truth will help keep your love strong, even during tough times.

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A trio of weddings rings; ILLUSTRATIONS BY JAMES STEINBERG

3 Incredible Stories About Divinely Found Wedding Rings

Whether it was found in a bag of popcorn, a dark back room or in the midst of a lake—these recounts of lost wedding bands are nothing short of miraculous.

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An artist's rendering of an angel holding hearts; Illustration by Orlando Hoetzel

4 Heartwarming Valentine's Day Stories

Loving surprises, a crazy dating coincidence, a (not so) secret admirer. These true tales remind us of the amazing power of love.

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Cecil Murphey at his home in Tucker, Georgia; photo by Michael A Schwarz

How a Pastor and Author Came to Terms with His Grief After Losing His Wife

A special gift helped Cecil Murphey accept his loss on the first Christmas in 58 years without his spouse.

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Ian Morgan Cron and his wife, Anne; photo by Tamika Moore

He Learned to See His Wife Through God's Eyes

A personality test gave him new insights on both himself and his wife, but would it save their faltering marriage?

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