Articles

Dec
12
marriage
One of my favourite things to do throughout the festive season is to hop on Mumsnet to check out the Christmas conversations. They’re fascinating, funny, outrageous, and raw. The glimpse into how others ‘do’ Christmas and what it means to them gives much food for thought. Examining what we do and wh…
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Tags : Children, Words, , Christmas

Oct
11
children
We’ve all heard the little phrase “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me”, and some of us probably even chanted it as a child, I know I did. And yet it has to be one of the most incorrect statements I’ve ever heard.
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Tags : Children, Words,

Oct
10
marriage
‘To honour’ is a common part of many wedding vows, and carries with it a promise to show respect and value in words and deeds towards each other – both privately and publicly.
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Tags : marriage, Words

Jul
25
marriage
New Zealand has high rates of mental illness, with depression ranking among the most commonly diagnosed. Along with its debilitating effects on those diagnosed, depression can wreak havoc on even the healthiest of marriages.
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May
11
marriage
Easter has always been my favourite holiday of the Christian calendar. It’s less hectic than Christmas, with four days to reflect on and celebrate the centre of our faith. Easter is also a fantastic time to share the gospel with our children. Nurturing children in their love for Jesus is a major res…
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Sep
02
marriage
Talking about sex is one of the keys to an intimate marriage. Maybe you don't realise that the most important part of cultivating a healthy sex life is talking about it. It’s tough. It’s not typical dinner table conversation, especially if your kids are around. And yet it should be a priority.
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Sep
02
marriage
The reason communication about sex is often fuzzy or murky is because people want to save face and avoid outright rejection. It is a scary prospect for people to hear, “No” from their partner. They feel hurt. Instead of asking their partner directly to make love, many people tend to make indirect b…
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Sep
02
marriage
Easter has always been my favourite holiday of the Christian calendar. It’s less hectic than Christmas, with four days to reflect on and celebrate the centre of our faith. Easter is also a fantastic time to share the gospel with our children. Nurturing children in their love for Jesus is a major res…
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Aug
01
marriage
We’ve just experienced one of those big life moments and enjoyed a memorable weekend. Our daughter Olivia got engaged to a fine young man Asher Pilbrow and we couldn’t be happier. And nor could they! They have dated for almost 3 years and are now excited to begin their life journey together. As I w…
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Jul
22
marriage
If you haven't heard of John Gottman then I highly recommend that you check him out. He heads up the Gottman Institute which teaches marital and relationship stability. His findings after 40 years of studying thousands of couples have revolutionised the study of marriage.
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