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Single, old and alone? (John and Charlie discuss)

Two men of different ages (John, 67, and Charlie, 22) put questions to each other about what singleness has meant to their life and what it means to them now.

Freedom from shame

Jeanette writes in this article of how, in her early years, shame weighed upon her and left her feeling isolated. Later she came to see herself through Jesus' eyes and this liberated her from this most crushing of emotions.

What makes a church welcoming to singles?

For many unmarried people, church can feel like an unwelcoming experience. This article addresses some of the features of church life where singles, particularly those with enduring same-sex attractions (SSA), can feel marginalised.

Single, old and alone? (Nic's story)

“Being single sucks!” That was the mantra I had for a long time. I’m in my early thirties with 2 brothers, 1 niece and 5 nephews. Everyone in my immediate family was happily married by the age of 22. I am the black sheep. Your thirties is that time of life when everyone seems to be getting married and you seem to be waving goodbye to them all from your dusty shelf. What do I have to look forward to?

Rob answers questions about his life

This interview was filmed at the 2017 IFES Conference in Germany. Rob Wood, TFT's Head of Speaking and Teaching answers these questions about his own life:

"God and the Transgender Debate"

Andrew T Walker has written a warm and pastoral book on the issue of transgender. He starts out by setting out the context of cultural trends, gender language and where we get our authority from.

"A Better Story - God, Sex and Human Flourishing"

In this helpful book, Glynn Harrison firstly sets out where we are today. Then he sets out how to tell a better story that speaks into the current language and values of our society.

Is it wise to share a home with my same-sex friend?

Many people who experience same-sex attractions are fully committed to celibacy but struggle to do life on their own. One option might be to share a home with a same-sex friend. But is this wise?

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom” according to Proverbs 9:10. So, the starting place needs to be my relationship with God. Because if I don’t fear the LORD, I won’t think, speak or act wisely in my day to day living and decision-making.

I’d really like to get married - would that be wise?

For some Christians facing same-sex temptations, they are strongly drawn to being married to someone of the opposite sex. This will be a wonderful thing for some to pursue but for others it will be unwise. This article seeks to share points of guidance for reflection, discussion and prayer.