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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How you speak the truth in love is challenging.
Perhaps you should read our articles on what the Bible says about gay relationships and why is it wrong to be bi before considering what it means if someone in your friendship group, who is not a Christian, says that they are gay.
It may be tempting to ‘shove it… 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.
When does life begin?
Whatever you think about the issue, it is hard to deny that the prospect of an abortion is momentous and life-changing, both for the mother who has found herself pregnant, probably when she did not want to be, and for the baby whose life is in danger.
There is much… 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.
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.
We should be careful not to make huge life decisions based on presumptions. Evidence that surrounds us is in agreement with the wisdom presented in the Bible.
Useful statistics relating to marriage.
Family Stability and Children 
By the time the children studied were 15 years old – 93% of those still living with both parents, had married parents.
Which couples stay together? 
This study of children 14 – 15 years old, showed that 76%… Read more.