What are men really thinking? Should my child read the Twilight series? How can someone who seemed as wholesome as Tiger Woods do so much harm to his marriage? 2009 proved to be an eventful year for family life, and Crosswalk readers sought Christ-centered answers to their most perplexing relationship questions. Here are the top 10 most-read family and relationship articles of 2009:

1. Sex and the Christian Marriage by Betsy St. Amant

Abstract: For your spouse's sake, filter what you pour into your mind - it'll eventually seep into your heart.

Quote: "Growing up, sex wasn't talked about very much. Not at home, not with family, and certainly not in church! There, the very mention of the word would have turned ears to scarlet and had the deacons popping antacid pills. Sure, every year the youth group did a 'True Love Waits' program, but we never got down to the real nitty-gritty..."

2. Women: Discover What Men are Really Thinking by Whitney Hopler

Abstract: The men in your life - fathers, sons, brothers, husbands, boyfriends, employees, friends - aren't just women with big feet and beards...

Quote: "Keep in mind that your expectations of any man must be grounded in the way God made him.  Each man has his own particular mix of strengths and weaknesses. Ask God to help you accept each man in your life as he actually is rather than as you'd like him to be."

3. 12 Traits of an Abusive Relationship by Laura Pethebridge

Abstract: In an attempt to help singles avoid a destructive relationship or a painful marriage I offer insight on how to detect a toxic, abusive person...

Quote: "An abuser doesn't take any responsibility for his/ her poor choices. They are never at fault. When she loses her job, or he gets into a fight, someone else is to blame. 'You make me hit you' or 'I drink because you stress me out.'"

4. He-Said, She-Said: Showing Interest without Causing Lust by Cliff Young & Laura MacCorkle

Abstract: "God has given us the desire to be sexual, and I believe being flirtatious is okay. How does a woman let a man know she is interested and not cause lust?" Find out what "He" and "She" have said in response.

Quote: "You can show interest in him by asking what his dreams are, what he likes to do, what the Lord is calling him to do, and how God has used him in the past.  Showing interest in who he is can be more flattering than showing your willingness to have an impersonal intimate encounter with him."

5. The Tiger (Woods) in You by Paul Edwards