Our Many Marriages

People heading towards separation and divorce often tell long-time marriage educators, Byron & Francine Pirola, that they simply aren’t the same person as when they married. Their unspoken reaction to this

Our Many Marriages2020-01-03T13:39:31+11:00

A marriage of contention

What seems hard in marriage is often doing us good A few weeks ago, we were invited to attend an event featuring Jordan Peterson. Curious to see this Canadian psychologist and

A marriage of contention2019-05-15T10:39:33+10:00

Kicking the Bucket List

Some thirty years ago, before ‘Bucket Lists’ were even a thing, we came across an advertisement for The Maldives in a wedding magazine. We were engaged at the time and we

Kicking the Bucket List2019-05-15T10:40:58+10:00

The Midlife Crisis Reinvented

Recently we were talking with a woman whose husband is in the grip of a midlife meltdown. Actually, she wasn’t the first; there have been a string of them over the

The Midlife Crisis Reinvented2018-03-16T14:40:35+11:00

Why is forgiveness so hard?

In this Year of Mercy, there’s lots of talk about forgiving: God’s expansive forgiveness and our own obligation to forgive others. We get it. It’s important. Incredibly so. But why is

Why is forgiveness so hard?2018-04-03T13:28:01+10:00

Breaking Through

Every marriage goes through seasons - seasons of delight and seasons of heartache.Sometimes, those dark seasons are simple missteps that are corrected quickly and overcome with an even deeper tenderness the result.

Breaking Through2016-02-05T14:40:08+11:00

The Stick Kit

It's not always easy to stick together! When relationships come under stress, its tempting to give up, give in or walk away. Whether its a marriage or parent-child relationship, you can find the

The Stick Kit2016-01-29T11:05:12+11:00

How can I make your day better?

I read a blog post recently from a husband who brought his marriage back from the brink with this one simple, daily habit. Each morning he asked his wife: how can I

How can I make your day better?2016-01-19T16:26:14+11:00