Mark and Jill Savage open up about their own imperfect marriage — how they’ve tried to change each other, struggled with emotional intimacy, and needed counseling to work through their conflict. Continue reading “Embracing an Imperfect Marriage”
By: Rachel Doherty
Teenagers have a reputation for being selfish, but it’s better for parents to see this behaviour as self-centred instead. Continue reading “Me, Myself and I: The Self-Centred World of Teens”
By: Tania Harris
A single friend of mine used to “go on a date with Jesus”. She would mark the event in her diary, set the table for two, light a candle and pray for the evening. I understood the sentiment, but still found it a little cringeworthy. Continue reading “What We Learn About Hearing God from a Valentine”
By: Clare Bruce
After months of national debate over marriage law, many relationships across Australia are suffering, and in need of some healing. Continue reading “Healing a Divided Australia: 5 Keys from Psychologist – Collett Smart”
By: Duncan Robinson
Something unusual and funny happened a couple of weeks ago. I made a new friend. It’s not something I anticipated happening, but I headed to one of my kids birthdays and struck up a friendship with a new buddy. Continue reading “Making Friends, Loneliness and the Bromance”
Just thirty days of kindness… you have no idea the difference it can make in a strained relationship.
Focus on the Family spoke with Shaunti Feldhahn on the simple power of being kind. Continue reading “Changing Your Relationships through the Power of Kindness”
By: Ted Cunningham | Focus On The Family
We all deal with difficult relationships. When a relationship is strained we need to find the words that bring healing, not strife and more destruction. Continue reading “Restoring Relationships with Good Apologies”
Tim Sisarich from New Zealand was asked by “Focus on the Family” to travel the world, making a documentary on the state of the modern family. However, he didn’t count on it raising issues in his own life. Particularly in the area of forgiveness. Continue reading “The Power of Forgiveness”
Author: Amy Van Veen | Focus On The Family.
“The first five years were the worst!” Pam* said, laughing about her and her husband Jim’s* somewhat rocky pathway to healthy conflict. Continue reading “Conflict is inevitable: 10 steps to doing it right”
Author: John Mcgee | Focus On The Family.
Have you ever been tired of people? Have you ever looked down on your Caller ID and let out a soft groan when you saw who it was? You know you’re supposed to be kind, compassionate, and helpful, but sometimes, instead of seeing people as a blessing to engage with, you see them as a hassle to avoid. Let’s be honest, sometimes it’s hard. Continue reading “Remember This When You’re Tired of People”