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Vegetables – An analogy about the sexes

Vegetables - An analogy about the sexes (An article for women only!) I’ve been wondering quite a lot recently why men and women approach dating so differently, and particularly why so many of the women on our books say there are no decent men ‘out...

St. Paul on singleness

Personal Thoughts on St. Paul's writings about singleness St. Paul is often bandied about as someone whose was in favour of singleness - and often quoted as saying that singleness was the best and preferred state. The verse most commonly used is as...

Who do you hang around with?

Who you hang around with matters! There's a saying I was taught a few years ago that goes: "Who you hang around with really matters" and over the years I've come to see how true it is. It's based on the theory that the 5 people we spend most of our time...

The 5 Love Languages

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman Although this is a book primarily for couples we’re recommending  The 5 Love Languages because knowing what your love language is, and how that may differ from other people’s is a...

How busy are you really Part 2

How are you spending your time? How busy are you really Part 2 I have previously written an article titled ‘How busy are you really?’ which struck a cord with a number of members who I’ve chatted to about it.  But one of them was saying that time was an...

Living with rejection

Why we don’t have to live with rejection - a lesson from Leah By Sheila Jacobs I guess we’ve all been there... The feeling of our self-esteem crashing to the ground; not being ‘good enough’, however hard we try; perhaps being replaced by ‘A N Other’....

Beauty and the Beast

Could the fairy tale 'Beauty and the Beast' speak to you? To be honest I’m totally shocked at how the society we live in today judges people almost exclusively by pictures. Take Tinder for example – the smart phone dating app where you swipe left or...

Families and how to survive them

Families and how to survive them by Robin Skynner and John Cleese Despite the title of this book being about families it’s a very important read for people looking for relationships as it deals with who and why we are attracted to certain people. It...

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong - some light hearted humour When Apollo Mission Astronaut Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon, he not only gave his famour ‘one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’ statement, but followed it by several remarks. Mostly...

Sheila Jacobs – Author interview

Sheila Jacobs - Author Interview Many of you will be familiar with the articles that Sheila Jacobs has written for Cloud9 over the past couple of years. If you've seen our webpage about the very exciting resource we're currently offering members (The...

Heaven’s supermarket

Heaven’s Supermarket By Robert Brandenberg I was walking down life’s highway, when it wasn’t long before, That I saw a sign which read: HEAVEN’S UNIVERSAL STORE. I came a little closer, the doors slid open wide, And somehow I found myself standing right...

Don’t regret what you could have done – do it now

Don't regret what you could have done In May 2016 we reached an exciting milestone as we started our second year of Mastermind.  I wrote an article at the time for our Cloud9 magazine and I want to share it with you here as there are some important...

How busy are you really?

How busy are you really? Quite often I talk to members who tell me how busy they are – and generally I hear this as part of a sentence where they are saying they haven’t contacted anyone, or can’t arrange to meet anyone, or don’t want to pick up the...

What is on your mind?

What’s on your mind? An article by Sheila Jacobs Do you like fantasy? By that I mean, novels, films – fiction. We can get quite engrossed in a thriller, or a drama, can’t we? There’s a downside to having a good imagination, however. We can let it run...

Valentines Day Alone?

Are you spending Valetine's Day Alone? Does that get you down? Well apparently only a tiny segment (like 0.05%) of people actually enjoy St. Valentine’s Day so you're not alone in that regard! That statistic doesn’t come as much a surprise to me, seeing...

The 7 Traits of Successful Members

The 7 traits of successful members Many people seem to think that joining a dating website, or introduction service is the quick-fix answer to sorting their desire to be in a loving relationship with another person. And for some people it is! But for...

Why is Christian Dating so hard?

Many single Christians ask me “Why is Christian Dating So Hard?” and when I question what they mean when they ask that, it generally transpires that they themselves have been searching for their soul mate and not finding them! So they’re still single...

Is Christian Dating Biblical?

This question “Is Christian Dating Biblical?” is asked by many Christians who desire to live their lives according to God’s word and guidance as found in The Bible. They’ll be people who are ‘single’ and looking to meet others with the hope of a future...