We hear people talking about ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ all the time but what do they really mean? Do they mean the same as they always have?
The meaning of words frequently changes over time and words mean different things to different generations or different cultures. A good example of this is the word ‘sick’– to me it means someone is unwell or means a pile of vomit. However, to my teenagers it means something is impressive… Read more.
Do you constantly feel compelled to check your phone to see if anyone has messaged you? I do!
And does your heart sink when you look at the screen and there are no new notifications? Mine does! In fact, I regularly have to put my phone in a different room so I am not constantly scrolling through social media feeds. I even sometimes give myself ‘Facebook bans’ at… Read more.
The current situation is something new for all of us. No school/college/university, no socialising with friends, at home with parents and siblings 24/7!
What are the difficulties/dangers we might face and what might the benefits be? How can we survive this period and how can we grow in our walk with God?
Anxiety – I’m sure like me, even a couple of weeks ago, you couldn’t have imagined this situation. It was… Read more.
My parents’ divorce has left repercussions rippling throughout my life, even up to this present day.
…the Lord your God goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
This verse has meant a lot to me growing up. Why? Because my parents divorced when I was 7 years old and I have not had a good father in my life since… Read more.
Most people desperately want to love and be loved.
This is no surprise since God made us in His image and God is love . Sadly, we live in a society where love is often equated with sex and Satan has deceived many into thinking that giving in to sexual desires will secure love and that compromising on Biblical… Read more.
It is tempting to take our moral direction from the laws of our country. If it is legal, then surely it must be acceptable?
The law enables abortions to be carried out by the medical services, which we have to trust regularly with our lives and the lives of our family. Surely, you might think, if my GP can refer me for an abortion then it must be OK. However, we must be very… Read more.
It is fashionable to call Christians bigots because they stand opposed to the prevailing sexual ethics and seek to point people towards a better narrative.
Is Jesus obstinately or intolerantly devoted to His own opinions? Did He treat members of other racial or ethnic groups with hatred and intolerance? 
Jesus was firm and uncompromising in His teaching
He certainly offended particular groups of people, which resulted in extensive, strong and ultimately violent reactions to… Read more.
Has living in a society which encourages early sexual experimentation led to the possibility of romance being eroded?
In spite of all the songs about romance and love, I sometimes wonder whether the sexual revolution has actually stopped young people experiencing many of the romantic feelings that have been expressed in poetry and literature in times when it was more likely that a couple would patiently wait for… Read more.
Have you ever been accused of one of the following: bullying, homophobia, bigotry or discrimination?
Have you ever been accused of one of the following: bullying, homophobia, bigotry or discrimination? These words are now frequently used in our society when someone disagrees with you about a moral issue! The context is usually where someone maintains a right to a certain view or lifestyle and then… Read more.
Some people claim that it is a natural response to natural desires. The Bible challenges us to think differently.
You may have heard of masturbation (self stimulation) being presented in a positive way as a normal healthy activity. It is claimed that it can help young people ease anxiety and, after or even during puberty, relieve sexual frustration. So is there anything wrong with this teaching? What is a… Read more.
We’re often told that we can define our identity by what we feel – but where does the Bible say our identity comes from?
Thinking Biblically about identity
The Bible teaches that in the beginning God created human beings, male and female in His image . Jesus repeated this when He was talking to some religious leaders, what He said is recorded in Matthew 19:4.
He answered, “Have you not read that He who… Read more.
I saw these words written on a banner. The message seems catchy and welcoming to all. But is it the truth or is it an attractive deception? And what is meant by love?
The Bible clearly states that true love is from God. In fact such love is so much part of God’s character that the Apostle John writes that ‘God is Love’. God’s love is shown above all in the giving of His Son, Jesus Christ to die for the sins of… Read more.