Articles on Marriage

During the Protestant Reformation, the great thinkers of that era like Luther and Calvin harshly criticized the mandated celibacy that was imposed on priests in the Catholic church. At the same time, they extolled the goods of marriage while remaining... Continue...

With his characteristic biblical insight and cultural engagement, Tim Keller’s book on marriage, The Meaning of Marriage, is filled with wisdom and encouragement. Aimed at those who are married and singles considering marriage (and singles who have sworn off the... Continue...

During the last few weeks before she died, my wife asked me to leave the bedside lamp on at night. She didn't want to wake up in the dark, even with me close beside her. So I left the light... Continue...

This is the latest ERLC End-of-Year update as part of our RISE Campaign. Singleness is the norm for an increasing number of people in our society. And if marriage is in the future, people across various demographics are usually single... Continue...

By the time you read this, I will have walked down the aisle to the man of my dreams, and we’ll have begun our life together as husband and wife. My husband, Michael and I learned several big lessons during... Continue...

I remember the moment I stood before my groom and recited my wedding vows. I certainly didn’t expect life to be perfect, but I assumed my marriage would be filled with more of “better” than “worse.” With stars in my... Continue...

When God pointed out, “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18 CSB), he was moved to do something good for the man, and ultimately, for the woman. He made them both for each other, showing... Continue...

Is a wedding the mountaintop of a romantic relationship? Or is it the base of the mountain, the foundation for all that follows? In our time, many people see the wedding as the capstone, or the summit. You start out... Continue...

While St. Valentine's Day has been celebrated on February 14 since the fifth century, it was only in the 14th century that it became associated with love. The English poet Geoffrey Chaucer is said to have linked St. Valentine's Day... Continue...

As working professionals in our late 20s, we had pretty much put our individual hopes for marriage on the backburner. It wasn’t that we had given up the thought of being married but that it seemed to be a remote... Continue...