The Names we use Matter

Our second granddaughter finally has a name. Born over a month ago, her parents took their sweet, merry time before committing it to official record. In the interim, this bonny lass

The Names we use Matter2020-11-27T16:20:20+11:00

Deep Impact Conversations

“How was your day?” It’s one of the most common questions couples ask each other and either leads to a dead-end response like, “fine” or “busy” (which usually means “I

Deep Impact Conversations2020-11-18T23:14:23+11:00

Habit Makers, Habit Breakers

Lately, we’ve slipped into a not-so-good habit. After dinner, and after all the normal stuff is done, we collapse onto the couch in front of the TV. We settle into our

Habit Makers, Habit Breakers2020-11-02T15:07:32+11:00

Burn the Boats

A recent analysis of modern day wedding vows reveal around a third of couples shunning the traditional commitment for life. According to the results, 34% dumped the phrase ‘until death do

Burn the Boats2020-10-23T16:12:03+11:00

Knowing what to love

You can’t love what you don’t know. This saying has profoundly influenced our marriage and our faith. About once a decade we book tickets to the opera in the expectation of

Knowing what to love2020-10-16T16:25:24+11:00

Commitment

In his book, 'The Power of Commitment', Scott Stanley (USA) provides some very useful insights into the nature of commitment. He identifies two types of relationship commitment: constraints and dedication. Constraint

Commitment2020-10-02T12:57:27+10:00

Five Ways to Build Trust

Today we had a meeting. Sigh… The dreaded meeting! Being a couple and working together is complex. We’re both strong-willed and passionate about what we do so it’s easy for us

Five Ways to Build Trust2020-07-03T17:10:04+10:00

Finding a different path to fruitfulness

Book Review By Jenny Brinkworth With one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility, a new book by Debra Vermeer will be a welcome resource for Catholic couples. When Catholic convert and

Finding a different path to fruitfulness2021-01-05T15:37:51+11:00

Video: Many Voices, One Promise

This is a magnificent tribute to the glorious commitment that is marriage. Drawn from multiple cultural and religious traditions, the video celebrates and honours the beauty of the marriage commitment. It

Video: Many Voices, One Promise2020-05-08T11:26:58+10:00

Are you ready for marriage?

So, you’ve been dating for a while. How do you know if you’re ready for marriage? Before you have the ‘forever conversation’, consider these signs to discern if you are ready

Are you ready for marriage?2020-04-27T16:29:26+10:00