manhood

Boy Meets Girl

  • Posted on: 4 February 2016
  • By: Andrew Smith

{I am currently writing this as a single man. However, I base what I am about to write on the bible and so submit to you that I am qualified to share what I have learned because it is scriptural. If we do not hold things which are from God’s word to be the highest authority on these matters, we are betraying our well-hidden view that the bible is not sufficient to understand Gods view of relationships and marriage. If reading it in the bible is not enough, we are doomed to repeat the mistakes of the past.

To Be Alone With You - Singleness

  • Posted on: 12 October 2015
  • By: Andrew Smith

Before we set off down the road of what God says about the interactions between men and women in His word, a few things need to be made very clear. The church has often placed a great deal of value and emphasis on people who are not single, often because it is slow to understand the culture that surrounds it. Focussing on being a “family friendly church” often leads to those who are single feeling less welcome.

No Man Is An Island

  • Posted on: 20 September 2015
  • By: Andrew Smith

“God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God.” (Galatians 4:4-7)

Adolescence

  • Posted on: 5 September 2015
  • By: Andrew Smith

(I will preface this by saying that as a man, I do not experience or understand all the ins and outs of what it means to be a biblical woman. I am writing this specifically to males, and to be helpful to those who interact with and are the parents of males. I hope it will be helpful in understanding what God, as a loving heavenly father, expects of His sons)

“And the child grew and became strong in spirit, and he was in the wilderness until the day of his public appearance to Israel.”
(Luke 1:80)