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  • What does it mean to be a good father? 14 June 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    Father’s Day is a chance to remember and honour our dads and the other men who have played a positive role in our lives. I want to turn this around to focus on our own role as fathers and to ask: What does it mean to be a good father?
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  • A New Start out of Berlin’s Red Light District A New Start out of Berlin’s Red Light District 06 April 2017 — Harriette Drew — Blog

    Chronicle by our First Man Standing Officer Harriette Drew about visiting NeuStart a project in the red district of Berlin.
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  • Pornography: A Biblical Reflection Part 2 24 January 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    Welcome back to the second part of our blog on the Bible and pornography written by my good friend Paul Spray. In part 1 Paul looked at the scale of internet pornography and the assumptions underlying it. Here in part 2 he reflects on Biblical texts from Hosea, Jesus and the Song of Songs to help guide our response.
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  • Pornography: A Biblical Reflection Part 1 24 January 2017 — Peter Grant — Blog

    It is great to introduce a two-part blog which provides a Biblical reflection on pornography written by my good friend Paul Spray. In part 1 Paul looks at the scale of internet pornography and the assumptions underlying it. In part 2 he reflects on Biblical texts from Hosea, Jesus and the Song of Songs to help guide our response.

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  • Why I co-founded Restored 06 December 2016 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    Ruth’s husband abused her – but her church did nothing to helpI met Ruth in 2006 when I visited Zimbabwe to scope out a project for Tearfund. I had just finished speaking to a group from her church when she approached me and asked to speak to me in private.Ruth ...
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  • Infidelity or Domestic Abuse? 14 October 2016 — Peter Grant — Blog

    Historically, society has used language that has served to minimise infidelity and its consequences. This ignores the fact that infidelity itself is abuse and the role that infidelity plays in a larger pattern of abusive behaviour....
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  • International Peace Day International Peace Day 21 September 2016 — Mandy Marshall — Blog

    Today is International Peace Day. What does it take to make peace?
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  • Gaslighting Gaslighting 30 August 2016 — Esther Sweetman — Blog

    Gaslighting is a form of emotional and psychological abuse used by narcissists and abusers in order to instill in their victim an extreme sense of anxiety and confusion to the point where they no longer trust their own memory, perception or judgment.


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  • FMS 7: Taking Action FMS 7: Taking Action 29 July 2016 — Peter Grant — FMS bible studies

    This is the final part of our series of First Man Standing Bible studies. Today we finish the series with a Bible study on taking action. How should we live in the light of what we have learnt?

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  • FMS 6: Men and the next generation FMS 6: Men and the next generation 26 July 2016 — Peter Grant — FMS bible studies

    This is the sixth in a series of First Man Standing bible studies. Today’s Bible study reflects on how we can influence the next generation including how we raise our children and mentor the next generation.

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