Is it right to judge ourselves by outward appearances?
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
The highs and lows of really close friendships
Have you moved house recently? Or changed schools? Or church? How are you settling in?
What is an eating disorder? Where can you get help?
The woman who lost everything, and the friend who stuck by her
Would you be willing to give up everything for your friends?
Why it's not good for us to be alone
Maybe life wouldn't hurt so much if we didn't have friends
Do any of these things keep you awake at night? They did for me...
Practical tips to help you get through
How to be yourself, when everyone wants you to be someone else
Learning to love your enemies - real or fake.
Part 2: Some more tips and tricks for making your group more welcoming