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.
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.
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.
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.
In spite of good intentions you may find yourself in a relationship that you can’t see resulting in a good marriage.
Perhaps you’ve read our articles about finding the right marriage partner or five questions to ask yourself before going out with someone, but now find yourself in a relationship that you can’t see resulting in a good marriage. In contrast to marriage, going out and even engagement are times for… Read more.
I remember when I was a teenager, that so many of my class mates seemed to be having sex, it was almost like I was the weird one for wanting to wait until I was married.
A few years further down the line at university, there were guys I liked, and some of my non-Christian friends would ask, “Have you slept with him?”. “Of course not”, I would answer, to which they would inevitably ask “But how will you know if he is worth going out… Read more.
In order to answer this question, we need to clarify what feminism is.
Defining feminism is particularly difficult because the word has been used to mean many things to different people at different times.
Feminism’s first wave is usually dated back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries and focused particularly on establishing a woman’s right to vote. Interestingly, before this time,… Read more.
It is important that we think about how our motivations and behaviours impact those around us – especially when it comes to the possibility of romance.
This is a common question from young people in church youth groups who are feeling attracted to a Christian young man or young woman who might even become a godly wife or husband in the future.
Recognise others in the group as Christian brothers and sisters.
It is easy to… Read more.
You have a growing friendship with a lovely Christian guy and you would like it to go further, but he seems to be reluctant to take any initiative. What, if anything, should you do?
This is not an unusual scenario. This can be for all kinds of reasons. Some men don’t like the prospect of being turned down. Some men find it difficult to know their minds and hearts. Some men are hesitant to commit. In the Christian community the stakes seem high –… Read more.
Love is a word we use very often; it describes our feelings for all sorts of things from chocolate to a new car!
We often use the word ‘love’ to describe our feelings for people in our family: parents, children, siblings. We also talk about the romantic feeling of ‘falling in love’ with someone who is not in our family.
But how can we know that this romantic love is true, and that… Read more.
Being single can actually be a great blessing, and allow you to be a blessing to others – but this can be difficult to see when we feel lonely. How can we cultivate true contentment?
Singleness enables many people to achieve things in their lives that would not be possible if they were married and had children. This is particularly true for Christians who remain single and live very fruitful lives for God’s Kingdom. Many single Christians are able to care for family members, fulfil… Read more.