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

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

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

Closing the Gap on Marital Distancing

There’s been quite a bit of talk around the increase in marital tension associated with the lock down conditions. Counselling services have rushed to set up online options and law enforcement reports an uptick in

Closing the Gap on Marital Distancing2020-05-01T14:43:17+10:00

Business lessons for marriage

Byron’s life-long career has been as an advisor to large companies on their strategic directions. As an outsider to the company trying to help its leaders make difficult decisions on their business

Business lessons for marriage2019-11-15T09:58:42+11:00

Seven Habits of Effective Communicators

Almost everyone agrees that communication – good communication – is essential to successful relationships. But what constitutes ‘good’ communication? The answer to that all depends on our goals, which will be

Seven Habits of Effective Communicators2019-10-08T13:45:52+11:00