Articles by Candice Watters

Before Candice met and married Steve Watters a month before turning 27, she worried that marriage might never happen for her. Back then there was no such thing as online dating. Now meeting someone online is among the top ways singles meet. Hoping to help other Christian singles in this often murky environment find their way to fruitful marriages, Steve co-founded MarryWell.org. Steve and Candice are the co-creators of boundless.org, a webzine of Focus on the Family. She is the author of Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen and co-author with Steve of Start Your Family: Inspiration for Having Babies. Steve and Candice blog occasionally at FamilyMaking.com about the link between family formation and spiritual formation -- drawing on 14 years of marriage and their experiences parenting four children.


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Browsing for a Mate

In February I was at my friend Katy’s bridal shower. Even though it was the dead of winter, the sun made it look, and almost feel, like spring — perfect weather for celebrating with the bride-to-be. “How did they meet?” I overheard one guest ask another. “She found him on eBay!” was her enthusiastic reply….

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This Beautiful Mess

Finally, naptime had arrived. I had just tackled the morning mess, including breakfast and lunch dishes and a few soaking pans from the night before. Being 30-weeks pregnant with No. 3, I was desperate for some sleep. Mercifully, the four-year-old went down without complaint. The six-year-old was just as eager for some playtime by himself….

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A Bold Approach to Getting Married

For Sharon, the start of a new year was the beginning of a new way of thinking about being single. Instead of looking out with dread over a dateless landscape, she decided to approach 2006 differently. Her boldness made all the difference. The List of 30 I met Sharon at a Bible study where the…

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