Christmas Crazies!

If there is one thing that takes the edge off our Christmas joy, it’s the pressure of the consumer culture to give better, more unique, and thoughtful presents for an increasing

Christmas Crazies!2020-12-18T11:32:34+11:00

Burn the Boats

A recent analysis of modern day wedding vows reveal around a third of couples shunning the traditional commitment for life. According to the results, 34% dumped the phrase ‘until death do

Burn the Boats2020-10-23T16:12:03+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

It Doesn’t Matter Anyway…Or Does It?

Divorce creates a problem for us, a cognitive dissonance: Love is not permanent, vast, unrelenting, faithful. Redefining the ideals we have for marriage however, leads to more divorce and pain, not less.

It Doesn’t Matter Anyway…Or Does It?2020-07-17T14:51:28+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

Marriage is not a Partnership

Housework: It’s often a topic of debate among couples, and truth be told, we’ve had our own dramas in this area over the years. We have very different values and expressions

Marriage is not a Partnership2020-10-27T16:22:33+11:00

It’s all about me…not!

We were at our local Italian pizzeria last week for a date night. Truthfully, we really would have preferred to stay home as it was cold and windy, and we had

It’s all about me…not!2019-08-23T13:34:00+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

For Marriage and Country

Maybe it’s just us, but it often feels like the world around us is getting more hysterical about things we once would have taken in our stride. A misspoken word, a

For Marriage and Country2019-05-15T10:52:28+10:00