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Is internet dating biblical?

// It seems everything is available if you only think to look for it; even a husband.

Written by Allie Brown

Picked by Christine Gilland

It’s no secret that I LOVE reading posts about dating and relationships, and I’ve been quite taken with the topic of this post, way back from the archives of 2012. I especially like some of the great responses in the comments section.

How I survived am surviving depression

// There is a need for leaders who are willing to show their unfixed and broken parts, without having to wait for healing.

Written by Jared Ruttenberg

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

When this article reached my inbox I knew straight away that we'd publish it. Straight away it makes realise that for so many, depression and mental health issues are an ongoing battle and victory might not be as close as we'd like it to be.

3 people we don’t pray for

// Ahead of National Prayer Weekend, we look at the people we're least likely to pray for

Written by Emily Owen

Picked by Amaris Cole

What a challenge. We’re great at praying for our friends, family and the nice old lady who lives at the end of the road, but what about the traffic warden who’s writing us a ticket, or the car in front of us who’s driving sooooo slooooowly? Let’s pray more and add some new people to the list.

When did food get so complicated?

// All I wanted was dinner, and now I’ve got a headache.

Written by James Cobbett

Picked by Chine McDonald

After recently having gone on a meat-free week myself, I've started to think a lot more about meat consumption. So many of us are unaware of the damage that our carnivorous ways does the environment. James Corbett's article spells all this out with honesty and tries to grapple with what we can learn from the Genesis account of creation. I was absolutely not just drawn in because of the yummy burger photo that accompanied this post.