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Does having a relationship conflict with feminism?

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.
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How should I relate to the opposite sex?

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.
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Should I ask him out?

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.
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Lessons from Love Island

It is natural to desire loving relationships, but does sex always express love?

The 2018 series of the dating reality TV programme Love Island recently ended. The show which is in its 4th season 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 with the… 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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Statistics on Marriage and Cohabitation

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 [1] 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? [2] This study of children 14 – 15 years old, showed that 76%… Read more.