To Cherish and Respect

Each of you, however, should love [agape] his wife as himself, and let every wife respect her husband. Eph 5:33 When St Paul wrote these words 2000 years ago he was

To Cherish and Respect2021-04-23T15:46:40+10:00

Intentional Relationship

No matter how easy it is to fall in love, staying in love requires attention and effort. Most people drift into love, marriage and family without a whole lot of conscious

Intentional Relationship2020-12-07T09:58:40+11:00

Change Reaction

It’s easy to see how couples get stuck when ‘being right’ has become a habit. Clinging to our ‘right to be right’ is like gangrene in a relationship....

Change Reaction2021-01-05T13:55:53+11:00

Romantic Love: Feeling or Choice?

From Hollywood to Cleo, the cultural representations of Romantic Love are clear: it’s a spontaneous feeling of attraction and affection for another. And like all feelings, we don’t choose it: it’s

Romantic Love: Feeling or Choice?2020-08-13T14:16:14+10:00

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 Marriages2020-10-27T16:25:44+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 contention2020-10-27T16:24:10+11:00

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
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