‘Leaning’ is just as important for men as it is women – leaning on God’s understanding of issues, being a leader who is confident enough to ask questions of others and listen to their wisdom.
My facebook life is not me, it is a better version of me.
Goodness, I could feel totally inadequate if I tried to follow all the New Year’s advice on looking younger, stronger, slimmer and happier (as well as better paid). Fitness and fashion liftouts and online lifestyle advice tell me to combat the stress and guilt of overindulgence at Christmas and new year by cultivating mindfulness and … Continue reading New Year, new me. Really?
Touching is out of fashion. It is seen as predatory. No-one seems to know what is acceptable so there is a blanket ban.
The stories pouring out about sexual exploitation and inappropriate behaviour among politicians in the UK, Hollywood directors and in the ordinary experience of women leaves lots of us stunned but not surprised. The UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon resigned a week ago, admitting his behaviour had "fallen short" of the standards expected of him. At least forty … Continue reading Crime or culture
Does it matter if the painting is by a woman?
We sometimes think that Christians are better than the general population – we don’t swear, watch porn, abuse our loved ones or have affairs. Sadly the data and research shows that people who identify as Christians are just as likely to indulge in all those things. Behind closed doors, there is abuse. And unfortunately, some … Continue reading Miss-reading the Bible
Increasingly, in a media of half-truths and rushed, careless reporting, we tolerate what we agree with and hate everything else.
Talking to a friend in her late 30s recently, I learnt about the pressure on 20 and 30-somethings to consider freezing their eggs.
This week saw the UK begin the process to leave the EU. A big day with major implications for all of us in Europe. Amongst many potentially messy issues, Brexit could lead to another Scottish independence referendum. So on Tuesday Theresa May, the Prime Minister, and Nicola Sturgeon, the leader in Scotland met to discuss … Continue reading Demeaning or just a bit of fun?