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Top posts chosen by our lovely threads team

The drain of the ‘dear Church’ open letters

// It's important to remember that you are also a part of the Church you are writing about.

Written by Tom Pettinger

Picked by Thomas McConaghie

At threads, we make an effort to accommodate a variety of opinions and allow space for those to challenge certain aspects of church life. We all really appreciate Tom's article, reminding us not to disassociate ourselves from the Church we criticise.

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.

3 things creative people need

// Being a creative person can be both an incredible adventure and a great struggle.

Written by Sarah Hawkins

Picked by Christine Gilland

This is a fantastic post that reminds me of the basics – the things that are truly life-giving, even in the middle of hurried, twenty-first century life. Every time I read it, I feel that little bit calmer and happier; it just refocuses me on the important things I need to do, to reconnect with creativity.

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!