Battle of the Sexes in Barbieland and the Real World… What answers does the Bible have for us?
The most surprising thing I did over the summer was watch the Barbie movie (twice)!
This film has made history for being the biggest ever debut for a film directed by a woman – £276m in the first weekend! So why are so many people (and it’s not just women)… Read more.
How should we respond in the light of God’s good design for us
Each June, a month of celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ‘Pride’ takes place across the UK. The idea began with the Stonewall riots in 1969 and continued with Pride marches, which spread across the USA. Initially they were protests calling for ‘gay rights’. But today we see parades… Read more.
Asexual, bisexual, pansexual, demisexual, homosexual etc etc…
These terms (and many more) seem to be everywhere. We often get asked on forms for information about our sexual orientation or identity or you may get asked at school or college in PSHE lessons or at other times. What does it all mean? Is this what defines us? Must… Read more.
The phrase ‘love is love’ is common, but can be misleading
When people say that ‘love is love’, they usually mean that people should be allowed to date and marry whoever they like regardless of whether they are male or female. But this phrase ignores the fact there are many different kinds of love – family love (parent/child or between siblings),… Read more.
The Bible is very clear, right from the beginning, that God created male and female
Increasingly, when you fill in any kind of form you are asked what gender you identify as. Some people find this confusing and difficult to answer.
Going through puberty and becoming an adolescent is about the journey from being a child and cared for by your parents, to becoming an… Read more.
It is easy to forget how important friendship is
In our society, almost everything we see and hear is about romantic and sexual relationships. Everyone is looking for “the one”. We are wrongly told that to be fulfilled in life, we must be in a sexual relationship. So, what about friendship? Is it important?
As human beings made in… Read more.
Social media, like most things in life, can either be a force for evil or a force for good.
If used in the right way, social media can help us understand more about Christianity as well as spread the good news so others can hear about our Saviour. However, social media can also be a dangerous place. It can lead to depression and serious body image related problems. We,… Read more.
It is natural to desire loving relationships, but does sex always express love?
The 2021 series of the dating reality TV programme Love Island has recently begun. The show is now in its 7th season and involves a group of contestants, who in order to remain on the show and win £50,000, are forced to ‘pair up’ with another contestant. The show begins… Read more.