When I saw the title of this article, my heart sank. The article (worth a read before this) explores the ways there are of analysing and calculating the divorce rate, so far interesting to consider. The second part lists a series … Continue reading Whose marriage is at risk of divorce?
You marry; confident it’s forever. The wedding day was simply the beginning of the rest of your life. It turns out that divorced or married, your life is never so clear cut as to be mapped out from one event. Maybe … Continue reading A-Z of Divorce: M…is for Marriage
Say the word ‘Mary’ and the phrase ‘meek and mild’ springs to mind. Yet when I actually think of Mary, meek and mild are the last words that describe her. Feisty, gutsy, bold and daring are words I’d associate more … Continue reading Royal Connections: Mary
This woman is the only person within the family tree described solely by status. And she’s not even mentioned as the wife of the person who has fathered her child. This was a challenging thought to me. If I was … Continue reading Royal Connections: Bathsheba
As I read the genealogy of Jesus, I was struck by the connection of Ruth to another of the women. Rahab was her mother-in-law. Now who knows what their relationship was like – history doesn’t record it – but I … Continue reading Royal Connections: Ruth
The immortal words of the Backstreet Boys could have been written from God for Rahab… “I don’t care who you are, where you’re from, what you did, as long as you love me…” Rahab is one of my personal favourite … Continue reading Royal Connections: Rahab
As Advent is a period of waiting, reflection and anticipation as we lead up to the birth of Jesus, it is apt that the first woman’s story in this genealogy is one of patience and waiting for a promise to … Continue reading Royal Connections: Tamar