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Forgiveness

The Christian message is first and foremost about forgiveness.

You might be thinking “help!” a Christian website about marriage, relationships and sex! Isn’t it just going to make me feel guilty? But please read on. This is an area of life where we will all feel that we have failed, perhaps let ourselves down, hurt others or offended God.… Read more.
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Explicit messages and sexual images

Why is asking for or sending sexy text messages and ‘nudes’ wrong and dangerous?

Remember that having sexually explicit pictures, including underwear shots, of anyone less than 18 years (this includes images of yourself or your girlfriend/boyfriend) on your phone is illegal (in the UK), and could lead to a caution or conviction, which could then have damaging implications for your future. Why is… Read more.
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Who am I?

Identity is currently a big issue in our society and many people seem to be on a frantic search for personal identity and self-worth.

Identity, “who I am”, is currently a big issue in our society and many people seem to be on a frantic search for personal identity and self-worth, often, sadly, trying to fill an emotional void with a variety of substitutes which may lead to despair. Many young people who are… Read more.
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What does the Bible say about gay relationships?

Some people experience attraction to people of the same sex either as a transient phase of their lives, perhaps during puberty, or in a more enduring way, and for a variety of reasons.

As Christians we believe in loving and respecting everyone, as all human beings are made in God’s image, but this does not mean that we need to endorse all behaviours and lifestyles. The desire to act on same sex attraction can be a strong temptation and being careful not to… Read more.
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True Freedom

What does it mean to be truly free? Free to follow our desires, or to be free to control our desires?

I once heard of a man who visited his friend in a rural part of the USA. He was amazed to observe that when he got out of his car, he left his key in the ignition! When he questioned his friend about the wisdom of doing this, his friend… Read more.
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Can we talk?

Honest communication is so important in any close relationship. It is essential to establishing trust. It is especially important in marriage.

If you are wondering whether someone would make a suitable spouse, ask this question, ‘Can you open your hearts and minds to one another and come to one mind on the big things of life?’. It isn’t that you must agree on absolutely everything, but you certainly need to on… Read more.
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Why does God want us to listen to our parents?

In our teenage years, we start to have freedom to make our own choices about things while still being largely dependent on our parents or carers.

God wants us to listen to our parents because that is how He has designed life and therefore the way that it works best. As a new born baby each of us is totally helpless and dependent on someone else to feed us, move us, clean us etc. As we… Read more.
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When my family broke down

When I was already married with a young child myself, I discovered that my Dad had been having an affair – our entire family almost fell apart.

I honestly never thought it would happen to me! Some of my friends’ parents had split up when I was at school and later on the marriage of a couple of slightly older friends broke down. But I thought that my family was stable and that my parents were the… Read more.
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Saving Sex for Marriage: 10 Reasons Why

Since God intends sex only for marriage – what benefits does He bless us with, if we chose to do so?

The Bible is clear that we are to keep sex for marriage; whenever we live according to God’s intentions, there are always benefits and blessings. Here are some of them: 1. It allows you to get to know each other better without sexual involvement. It is hard, if not impossible,… Read more.
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Finding the right marriage partner

How do we know whom we should marry?

Looking forward to the big day. Marriage might not be as popular as it once was, but many young people will still look forward to that special day when they will stand next to the person they have chosen to spend their lives with and say, “I do”. Indeed in… Read more.
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Living together

You can’t test run a married home without the marriage commitment. If you do – you will be merely testing for failure.

What is it? Living together, also known as cohabitation, is when two people in a romantic relationship move in together and experience a sexual relationship. The couple are not married and, unlike marriage, their status is not currently recognised in law. Why do some people live together? Is it a… Read more.