Things to consider before you make the biggest commitment of your life.
Writer. Mother. Christian. Wife. Chauffeur. Cook. Cleaner. Thinker. Sorter. Designer. Creator. Reader. Obsessive. Distracted. Friendly. Annoyed. Annoying. Wry. Generous. Thoughtful. Quiet. Bossy. Old and getting older. Just a person really. What I’m REALLY interested in is relating to people. The second part of the greatest commandment. ‘Love God’ seems clear enough. But sometimes I struggle with ‘love your neighbour as yourself’. People annoy me. So I think about friendships. Fellowship. Love and hate and inbetweens. How it works. And how Jesus makes a visible, tangible difference to the way I relate to others.
Articles by Cecily Paterson
When you are starting a new life, you need to say goodbye to your past
When everyone else is downing the drinks, how should you act?
How to respond when your friends don't seem to care about you.
Eating disorders are dangerous and heartbreaking - and sadly very common. How can you help a friend facing this problem?
Why some of your friends may be causing you more harm than good.
Not all friends are forever, so what do you do when you're drifting apart?
It's not always easy getting to know new people ... but these 10 practical tips might help
What we can learn about friendship from the Trinity
God used Cecily Paterson to stop a suicide and change a life, and he can use you too!
Love is easy with people we like, but much harder with people we don't.
What if they're really annoying or you just don't get on very well?
Tips for settling in to a new school, youth group, or anywhere else!
A cool story. An amazing friendship. A lesson about Christian love.
We respond to a question from one of our readers, who is concerned by her friend's behaviour.
You've made a great decision. How are you going to follow through on it?
Feeling angry, sad, nervous, or worse? Your emotions may be trying to tell you something.
What does that mean if God is three persons in one?
We look at the reasons why you should wait
Part 1: How to talk to someone new at Church