Finding our way to heaven

We’ve been listening to Mike and Alicia Hernon’s podcast called Messy Families. One of their recurring messages for parents is: stop worrying about getting your kids to heaven – parenting is

Finding our way to heaven2021-02-26T16:12:26+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

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

Marriage Lessons from a Dog Trainer 

A few months ago, our young Australian Shepherd went to doggie boot camp. Over five weeks she was trained by professional dog-handlers to walk calmly, socialise nicely and keep her focus under the pressure of distractions.  

Marriage Lessons from a Dog Trainer 2020-10-28T10:51:14+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

Sex – more than just an activity

Almost everything around us – movies, magazines, social media, even our friends and relatives - approach sex as something we ‘do’. In other words, sex is seen primarily as an activity.

Sex – more than just an activity2021-01-05T15:42:21+11:00

The Science of Falling in Love

Falling in love is a common experience and a wonderful one. It sweeps us up in a euphoric passion that dominates our thoughts day and night. But is there more to it than simple emotions?   Romantic love, and

The Science of Falling in Love2020-09-04T09:57:22+10:00

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