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 fruitfulness2020-05-11T15:16:34+10:00

Programmed for love or for trouble?

We were recently hosted overnight in the country home of friends. It was a beautiful experience in every way. Our hosts greeted us with warmth, housed us in a tastefully appointed bedroom

Programmed for love or for trouble?2019-11-06T11:05:04+11:00

A very grand Advent

It’s Advent again – the season of waiting. This year, our waiting takes on a special focus – we are awaiting the arrival of our first grandchild. Actually, Francine has been

A very grand Advent2020-01-08T19:22:10+11:00

Incompatible Expectations

I wasn’t Expecting that! Over the last few columns we’ve been exploring how our formation in our family of origin continues to play out throughout our marriages. There are typically three

Incompatible Expectations2019-08-28T16:11:51+10:00

What’s in a name?

More than you might think When Adam was commissioned by God to name all the animals (Gen 2: 19-20), it established an important idea in Judeo-Christian tradition; being able to name

What’s in a name?2018-11-14T15:55:38+11:00

Like Parent, Like Child

The young couple sitting opposite us had been married only a few years. They were experiencing some health challenges, but this is not what brought them to us; they were locked

Like Parent, Like Child2019-08-28T16:04:43+10:00

Committed to being Committed

A lot has changed over the past few decades – our attitudes to commitment among them. Whether the discussion is about company-employee relationships, friendships, volunteers, religious practice or marriage, it seems

Committed to being Committed2018-03-16T17:08:19+11:00