Reflections

Is he the one? 3 questions to ask yourself before saying ‘I do’

These three smart questions will help you silence any anxiety over your soul mate.

The wedding bowl: how an old family tradition is helping my marriage

When my husband's aunt and uncle gave us a glass bowl as a wedding gift, we thought it was just a pretty kitchen tool. We…

10 imperfect moments that made my wedding day even better

When my mom helped me put on my wedding dress ... three times. And other bridal mishaps that made my day perfectly unique.

Helping a homeless bride plan her wedding

While handing out food to the homeless, one woman shyly told me she had "a girl problem."

3 awkward but necessary sex conversations to have before marriage

It's important to be completely honest with your fiancé about sex before you get married, as uncomfortable as it may be.

Preparing for lasting intimacy in marriage

A strong and fulfilling sexual relationship after marriage takes some work and reflection before you tie the knot. Here are 5 tips all engaged couples should read and know.

How to spiritually prepare for your marriage

What role will your values and beliefs play in your married life? Three couples share the unique ways they've made room for spirituality as they get ready to say "I do."

21 quotes you should read the night before your wedding

A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.

Who you callin’ mother-in-law?

I'd really prefer it if M-I-L stood for "mother-in-like."

4 married couples share love stories & lessons

A glimpse into four couples' ordinary, extraordinary lives together.

In praise of the tenacity of marriage

There was absolutely no way I’d marry young. Raised by a strong mother who endured a difficult marriage and divorce, I was in no rush to entangle my life with someone who might hurt and abandon me.