Perhaps you’ve thought something like, “That couple seem so happy” or “I wish I had what they have.” You may have more than a hint of jealousy in your heart when you look at the lives of those in committed same-sex relationships. Whatever the reasons, it looks like their relationships produce good fruit and you’re missing out. With that in mind, a question we are often asked is, “why does God seem to bless same-sex relationships?”
The questions posed by Roberts in this short but meaty book deserve consideration by all of us seeking to get to grips with the fast-changing nature of sexual ethics in our society.
God makes it clear in the beginning of His Word that it is not good for man to be alone (Gen 2: 18). The immediate context of this statement brings about the creation of Eve, but the appearance of Eve becomes the means by which the whole human family comes into being. God has made certain that we are never alone.
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.
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.
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.
“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?
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:
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.