Marriage

Marriage

Married at 22 due to an unplanned pregnancy, our dysfunctional marriage threatened to tear us apart

I first met my wife, Melissa, when I had to repeat a module in university. We dated and it wasn’t long before we started living together. Because I used Melissa as a crutch for my personal...

Marriage

Amidst a pandemic, we struggled to plan our wedding and find a flat

Planning for our wedding and searching for a house in the midst of COVID-19 has been extremely stressful.  We initially planned for a large-scale church and banquet wedding. However, we were worried...

Real Life, Real People

“When you make a covenant with someone, there’s no back door”: How one couple found the courage to commit

Ken Tan and Angel Lee dated for 4 years before deciding to commit to marriage. Sharing about the impact that our broken families can have on our relationships, they talk about their journey from...

Movies & TV

Flower of Evil: Can you take a secret to the grave?

WARNING: SPOILERS UP TO EPISODE 12 (Any plot twists thereafter are not accounted for!) What happens when your deepest, darkest secret is brought to light? In the ongoing suspense thriller K-drama...

Marriage

Can marriage really be a piece of heaven on earth?

When I was 15 years old, a pastor shared with me that in marriage, the feeling of being in love is not key – rather, it is kindness and forgiveness. After 8 years of marriage, I can testify that...

Relationships

1 year on: Is marriage supposed to be this good?

Since I got married in June last year, people have asked me how it’s been going. My answer has always been the same – better than expected. Why do I say that? Because in the lead-up to our...

Relationships

The World of the Married: When a loving spouse turns into your greatest enemy

How does a loving relationship dissolve into one filled with hatred and resentment? This is the question at the heart of The World of the Married, the recently concluded K-drama that has been keeping...

Relationships

We got married online: Not our dream wedding, but more than we could have imagined, say Hui Lin and Vincent

Ting Hui Lin (28) and her husband, Vincent Tay (31), first met at one of their church’s mass gathering events back in 2017. After being introduced to each other, upon which they quickly clicked,...

Relationships

Till difficulties do us part? Staying married is hard work

In my past 20 years of working with couples and families, I have not found anything new under the sun anymore. With regards to love and marriage, the issues faced by every couple are somewhat similar...