Preparing our hearts so we make the right decision in the heat of the moment
Sometimes in life we have to make quick decisions; this is why many jobs require rigorous training so that certain things become second nature to us and then if the crunch comes quite suddenly, we know what we should do. This is also true in our spiritual lives and especially… Read more.
A personal review by Anna (age 19) of our recently published book for young people and why she found it helpful
This book may be aimed at young people, but it certainly doesn’t shy away from dealing with big issues. Starting from the firm conviction that God’s Word is essential for understanding the truth about how we are to live, Chris and Liz offer a refreshing picture of a life not… Read more.
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.