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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.

The key to lifelong sex? Get the right advice

// A response to a recent Guardian article.

Written by Christine Woolgar

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

We asked Christine to respond to an article posted on the Guardian regarding sex advice. I was really pleased with this response... 3 strands of advice to have good sex with your spouse.

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.

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.