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10 things single people wish married people wouldn’t say…

// Dear lovely-married-Christian-people, you may think you're being empathetic and encouraging when you dish out these crackers to your single friends....

Written by Kate Wharton

Picked by Amaris Cole

This post seemed to hit a nerve with lots of you – both married and otherwise. From comments about “being too nice to be single” to being told that singleness is a blessing, there’s a lot for some in the Church to learn. Some of you suggested you own tips in the comments section, which were fascinating to read.

Sex: worth the wait?

// In this sneak preview from her book Prude, Carrie Lloyd lets us in on why she's waiting for sex...

Written by Carrie Lloyd

Picked by Chine McDonald

Carrie Lloyd is the girl that isn't afraid to say what most in the 'Christian world' wouldn't dare. For so many, talking about sex at all is such taboo. But here Carrie tells it straight about psychology, sex and faith. This article's an excerpt from her new book Prude: Misconceptions of a Neo-Virgin. Looking forward to reading it!

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.

Myth 7: Low-paying or low status work is an assault on my dignity.

// When the temp agency offered me a "high-level, interesting and socially responsible" job, it sounded great.

Written by Caroline Challis

Picked by Christine Gilland

Living like Jesus is not about status or dignity.” This post is right on the money. It’s honest and humbling read, as I realise how much I have to be grateful for, and how much our dreams of the future shouldn’t rob us of gratitude for the present.