Why can’t we just agree that love is love?

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.

Who cares if I’m a boy or a girl?

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.

The importance of friendship

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.
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Navigating the challenges of social media

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.
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Lessons from Love Island

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.

What makes a good friend?

How do we make good friends, and more importantly, how do we make sure we are a good friend?

As we go through life, whether we’re male or female, single or married, one thing we all have in common is that we need friendship.  The Bible tells us that we were created for company (Gen 2:18), and that friendship is good and helpful for us (Prov 18:1, Eccl 4:9-12);… Read more.
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Social Media and Gender Identity

Social media plays a big part in all of our lives (and probably even more so in the current COVID 19 situation).

Social media has many benefits – it allows us to keep in touch with people when face to face contact is not possible, to get an instant update on what is going on, and to stream church services on platforms like YouTube and hold Bible studies and prayer meetings by… Read more.