Free to be

By November 7, 2017 Blog

If you and your children were placed in terrible danger and your partner ran away, how would you cope? I’ve been thinking about this after watching a film called Force Majeure.  In it, a family go on holiday and experience a near miss with an avalanche. The husband flees with no thought for his wife and two children. They survive… and he tries to pretend that nothing has happened. But everything has changed. At first he tries to shrug it off. Then he …Read More

Two Ticks, No Dog

By November 6, 2014 Blog

When Glen and I got married, here’s how it worked.  He was looking for someone to tell him what to do, and I was looking for someone to boss around. There were other factors. Attraction, a shared faith and sense of humour, (up to a point). But underneath it all – the romance and the confetti, the dim lighting and the poetry – a little boy afraid of taking control and a little dictator who would die rather than give it up. Sounds extreme, …Read More

Gospel Chivalry?

By November 4, 2014 Blog

Ladies.  (How do you feel about being called ‘ladies?’ Would ‘women’ be better? Gosh, this is a minefield and I’m only on the first sentence…) You’re standing on the bus.  A man taps you on the shoulder and offers you his seat.  Do you: a.) kick him in the groin. How dare he patronise you – and in a public place? b.) Politely decline.  You’re just as capable of him as standing. c.) Say ‘thank-you’ and sit.  You feel a …Read More

Not just girls

By July 17, 2014 Blog

Ten min video and a great reminder that EDs affect all of us.  Thanks to Lucy for the link:   For more help contact: www. Share…FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestStumbleUponDiggemail

When ‘Good’ is ‘Bad’

By July 13, 2014 Blog

I’ve always been one of life’s ‘good girls’. A people pleaser. A perfectionist. Not very exciting – but reliable at least. Not for me the heady temptations of boys or alcohol – I like authority and rules. Neat lines and boundaries, everything in its right place. Everyone knows someone like this. The ‘perfect’ child, the earnest student. Stalwart of the Bible study, always ready with the ‘right’ answers. A little intense. But never any trouble – and nothing to worry about …Read More

Man, I Feel Like A Man

By February 3, 2014 Blog

I’m wary about writing on gender, (she says, doing it anyway). Men and women are different; but from where I’m sitting (the fence),  biblical differences aren’t the same as the cultural ones and it’s easy to get them mixed-up. Plus, it’s personal. I’m woman who feels like a man, married to a man who feels like a woman (Glen wants me to edit this, but the lady doth protest too much). Evidence: If we have an argument, Glen wants to hug …Read More

New You, New Poo

By January 7, 2013 Blog

Dear Womanity Weekly, I am writing to complain about your recent articles. I have been a keen subscriber now for several days. On initial reading, some of your claims seemed a little extravagant, (see below) but the personal recommendations from Kim Kardashian and Matt Roberts helped to set my mind at rest.  It was therefore with no little excitement that I prepared to Change My Life and Butt.  However, two weeks later, I have yet to drop a dress size, …Read More

Real Men, Real Tears

By December 4, 2012 Blog

“I felt so utterly lonely.. and I couldn’t reach out to explain to people”.     “I didn’t have a name for it, I didn’t know what it was”. “It was terrifying .. I couldn’t get across how I was feeling”. “I could walk into a room full of people and it was like I was the only one there”. “I lost interest in the kids and my missus and doing things that we used to do. . . they’d ask their mum, ‘Why is Daddy …Read More

‘I’m A Gay Christian’: Guest Post.

By October 3, 2012 Blog

Alex has written a stonking book called ‘Walking with Gay Friends’, which I highly recommend. Tomorrow, she’ll look at how we can support those struggling with their sexuality. But for now, here’s some of her story: “There was a girl in two of my classes when I was 17 who unknowingly showed me without doubt that I was a lesbian. Though I hardly spoke to her (girls I fancy have always caused me to lose the power of speech and make me …Read More

What’s A Woman?

By September 29, 2012 Blog

What makes A Woman? It’s a genuine question – and I don’t have an answer; nor for that matter, an agenda, (theological or otherwise). But my head hurts from trying to make sense of it. And I’d love to know what you think. I’ve tried to work it out myself.  Even done some reading. It goes without saying, that the women’s glossies are a pile of poop. The fashion ones tell you that it’s Dior or death.  The ‘healthy’ ones urge …Read More