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Getting Real: Initial Thoughts

I’ve been wanting to read Getting Real: Challenging the Sexualisation of Girls since it came out but have had to wait until it was more affordable so this review comes later than I had hoped. Wendy has ably reviewed it here and here so I thought I’d focus more on […]

Dating Holidays

Should Christian boyfriend/girlfriend couples go away on holiday together? I encounter this question semi-frequently and it’s a controversial one because it deals with a phenomenon quite foreign to the Bible: dating. So there are no explicit commands concerning this. However, there are some guiding principles that I reckon may help […]

Gay conversion on Hungry Beast

Last night our much-loved Hungry Beast ran a story on ‘gay conversion’, along with a live forum.  Gay conversion, also known as reorientation or ex-gay ministry, is the Christian idea that people with unwanted same-sex attraction can become ‘straight’.  Here are a few thoughts from my Christian point of view.

365 Nights: Book Review

Whenever I’ve said to a married woman that I’ve been reading a book about a woman who, for her husband’s 40th birthday, gives him sex every day for a year, almost every one has said, “Don’t tell my husband about that!” Most say it lightheartedly, others with a degree of […]

Lessons from the gym

Our Monday gym instructor just came third in the Victorian natural bodybuilding comp, qualifying for the nationals in which she will compete this weekend. It’s been fascinating watching her go from being a lean, fit looking woman down to 8% body fat and I’ve been intrigued by both the science […]

One Flesh

When it comes to thinking about gender roles, I wonder whether some Christians have sold out to a traditional Western view of sex, and when I say sex, I mean the one flesh kind of sex not the male / female kind of sex.