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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!

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.

Missionary minimalism

// De-cluttering our lives is trendy in the Christian and secular world. But what can be learned from a someone who grew up in a missionary family?

Written by Gabby Llewellyn

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

We gave Gabby the topic of minimalism and this is what she came back with. While we were considering what it means to live with less stuff, Gabby rightly pointed out that it's not about the stuff! Let us instead focus on the God who gives abundantly.

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.