Issues

Sex, relationships, the media, identity and self-image

What does it mean to be made in God's image?

What does it mean to a Christian to be made in God’s image?

What did God create us for?

How should we see ourselves?

How do we get a positive self-image?

In these films Rachel from Romance Academy and Jonathan from True Freedom Trust discuss what it means to be us!

Find out more about the work of Romance Academy by clicking here.

Click here to find out more about True Freedom Trust.

Bookmark

Related Items

Celibacy – one person’s reason for living a celibate life.

What is celibacy and why might you decide to be celibate?

  • Issues
  • Video
jb

Celibacy – one person’s reason for living a celibate life.

What is celibacy and why might you decide to be celibate?

  • Issues
  • Video

Although Christians believe sex is something created by God and very special,  the New Testament contains teaching that claims that being celibate and remaining unmarried is the ideal state. This is because if you are not married you have more time and energy to focus […]

Christianity and the Media

How does faith and the media mix?

  • Issues
  • Video gallery
NBC_Nightly_News_Broadcast

Christianity and the Media

How does faith and the media mix?

  • Issues
  • Video gallery

Is the media a good thing or a bad thing? What positive things can the media be used for? What negative effect can the media have on how we view ourselves? The media is a complex tool – it can be used for many great […]

Beatbox and the Gospel

How do beatboxing and Christianity mix?

  • Life
  • Video gallery
Gav Tyte 5

Beatbox and the Gospel

How do beatboxing and Christianity mix?

  • Life
  • Video gallery

Rev Gavin Tyte loves God and he loves beatboxing. In these two short films you can discover how Gavin combines his two loves in a way that helps him communicate the gospel message in a fun and accessible way. Click here to discover more about […]

Contraception

How do different Christians see birth control?

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-SEX&MARRIAGE-CONTRACEPTION

Contraception

How do different Christians see birth control?

  • Issues
  • Text

Having children has always been a central part of Christian marriage. The first commandment given to Adam and Eve was ‘Be fruitful and increase in number’ (Genesis 1:28) – in other words – ‘Go and have children’. For centuries all Christians believed that it was […]

Chastity, Virginity and Celibacy

What is the Christian response to sexuality?

  • Issues
  • Text
JESUS-TEACHING-LOVE

Chastity, Virginity and Celibacy

What is the Christian response to sexuality?

  • Issues
  • Text

Christians believe sex is something created by God and very special within human relationships. However, the New Testament contains teaching that some people have interpreted to mean that being celibate and remaining unmarried is, in fact, the ideal state. This is based on the teaching of […]

Divorce

What is the Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox view of Divorce?

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-SEX&MARRIAGE-COMMITMENT

Divorce

What is the Protestant, Catholic and Orthodox view of Divorce?

  • Issues
  • Text

A Protestant view of divorce Protestants believe that Jesus’ teaching on marriage and divorce in the New Testament shows the ideal way to which all Christians should aspire. They accept, however, that sometimes humans fall short of this ideal, because we live in a fallen world, […]

Divorce – a Christian view

What is a Christian view on divorce?

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-SEC&MARRIAGE-DIVORCE2

Divorce – a Christian view

What is a Christian view on divorce?

  • Issues
  • Text

Christians believe the Bible teaches that marriage is for life. During a Christian wedding ceremony the bride and groom make promises before God to live faithfully with each other until death. Christians believe the husband and wife become ‘one flesh’  when they get married, that […]

Marriage & Divorce

How does divorce and Christianity fit together?

  • Issues
  • Video
Jacky and Mick

Marriage & Divorce

How does divorce and Christianity fit together?

  • Issues
  • Video

Should you remarry after you have been divorced? Are those who have been divorced allowed to remarry in church? Are Christians open to those who have been divorced? The Church has often been divided on the issue of divorce and remarriage. Some churches now allow […]

Christian Family Life

How does being a Christian impact family life?

  • Issues
  • Video
Jacky and Mick

Christian Family Life

How does being a Christian impact family life?

  • Issues
  • Video

Does it make a difference to your family if you are a Christian? Can your faith help to solve arguments? Is it important to pray for your family? Discover one couple’s experience of how Christianity has impacted their family life.

Abortion

What are the issues surrounding the area of abortion?

  • Issues
  • Video gallery
RR Abortion

Abortion

What are the issues surrounding the area of abortion?

  • Issues
  • Video gallery

When does life begin? Should an embryo be seen as a person? What ethical issues surround abortion? What care is available for couples struggling with an unwanted pregnancy? Watch the Reflections Remix film to discover the view of three medical professionals on these and other […]

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

Christian professionals share their thoughts on IVF

  • Issues
  • Video
IVF

In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)

Christian professionals share their thoughts on IVF

  • Issues
  • Video

What is IVF? How can it help those longing for a baby? What are the ethical issues surrounding the process? Where does life begin? Hear how two Christian professionals respond to these questions in their work.

Reflections

Discover what Christians believe about different issues

  • Issues
  • Video gallery
Reflections Remix

Reflections

Discover what Christians believe about different issues

  • Issues
  • Video gallery

In these films Christians from many different backgrounds discuss from firsthand experience key ethical issues as well as exploring what impact their views have on their own lives. The issues covered are: 1. The environment 2. Crime 3. Alcohol & Drugs 4. Ethics 5. IVF 6. […]

Christianity and the internet

What would Jesus tweet?

  • Issues
  • Text
BIBLE-INTRO-tablet

Christianity and the internet

What would Jesus tweet?

  • Issues
  • Text

Thanks to the internet, everybody has a voice and everybody can make it heard. There are few people under 50 who are not part of at least one social network. The way people make and keep relationships has changed. In the 21st century we are […]

The Media

What's the issue?

  • Issues
  • Text
LIFE-JESUS-MIRACLE?

The Media

What's the issue?

  • Issues
  • Text

Is it possible to imagine a world without the media? Think about your typical day. You might listen to the radio while in the car. You may walk everywhere but listen to a podcast or music streamed via the internet. You will inevitably pass billboards […]

Sex

What do Christians think about sex?

  • Issues
  • Text
holding_hands

Sex

What do Christians think about sex?

  • Issues
  • Text

Every form of life must reproduce in order to survive. Humans, like animals reproduce sexually. In every non-human species that reproduces sexually, sexual activity appears to be purely concerned with reproduction. In humans however, sexual activity is a pleasurable activity in its own right. Humans […]

Believer’s Blog: Divorce

'My story of a broken marriage'

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-SEX&MARRIAGE-DIVORCE

Believer’s Blog: Divorce

'My story of a broken marriage'

  • Issues
  • Text

Jenny is a Christian. In our guest blog, she shares about her experiences of marriage and divorce. “Like many teenage girls, I dreamed of the day when I would have a loving husband, a nice home and a happy family of my own. “By the […]

Life in a Christian family

What roles do men, women and children have?

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-SEX&MARRIAGE-FAMILY

Life in a Christian family

What roles do men, women and children have?

  • Issues
  • Text

Like all families, Christian families come in all shapes and sizes.  There are some key guidelines in the Bible to help Christians in family life.  Christians believe that men and women are equal in God’s eyes (Galatians 3: 26 – 29). The Bible contains lots […]

Choosing marriage

Why do Christians decide to marry?

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-SEX&MARRIAGE-WHY MARRIAGE

Choosing marriage

Why do Christians decide to marry?

  • Issues
  • Text

People get married for all kinds of different reasons. For Christians, the best defence of marriage – that is, the description of the reasons why they might decide to get married – is found in words of the marriage ceremony in an Anglican Church.   […]

Marriage

What do Christians believe about marriage?

  • Issues
  • Text
ISSUES-SEX&MARRIAGE-COMMITMENT

Marriage

What do Christians believe about marriage?

  • Issues
  • Text

Marriage in the 21st century means different things to different people. For some, it is a bit of paper – a legal contract between two people. It is not something that is necessary to live a fulfilled and happy life as a couple. For others, […]

Marriage

What is Christian marriage all about?

  • Life
  • Video gallery

Marriage

What is Christian marriage all about?

  • Life
  • Video gallery

A couple’s wedding day is often called ‘the big day’. But it represents the beginning of something much, much bigger – life together as a married couple. The Bible talks about marriage as a man and a woman becoming like one person. What this means […]

Weddings

What happens at a Christian marriage ceremony?

  • Life
  • Timeline

Weddings

What happens at a Christian marriage ceremony?

  • Life
  • Timeline

Rites of Passage

How do Christians celebrate big life changes?

  • Life
  • Video
Wedding 2

Rites of Passage

How do Christians celebrate big life changes?

  • Life
  • Video

What are the big ‘milestones’ you’ve experienced in your life? Maybe you can remember the first day you went to school. Maybe it was a time you moved to a new place to live. Maybe you’ve even moved country. Life is full of these big […]