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.
Leaving home is exciting but brings its own responsibilities and challenges…….
As you get older you will have more opportunities to spend time away from your home and your family. You might go on residential school trips, take holidays with friends, and eventually almost everyone moves away from their family home. For a lot of people this is when they start… Read more.
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.
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.
As Christians we believe that God has created us in His image, and male or female. But what does it mean to be male or female?
So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
When an egg is fertilised by a sperm, the resulting zygote has 46 chromosomes. These are in pairs and one of those pairs (known as… Read more.
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.