Four Divorces and a Funeral

If you’re over the age of forty you might recall the 1994 movie “Four Weddings and a Funeral”. While it’s not a particularly memorable movie, the title seems to have an

Four Divorces and a Funeral2019-06-14T10:59:34+10:00

Hear Me, Touch Me, Know Me

In relationships, the word ‘intimacy’ is often used as a euphemism for sex, but this is a very narrow and impoverished view. Some people have suggested that the meaning is better

Hear Me, Touch Me, Know Me2019-05-15T11:06:37+10:00

Best Lent Ever…For Your Spouse!

A new year and a new start. While lots of people make resolutions for the New Year, most of these optimistic beginnings fizzle out before the end of January. Thankfully, Lent

Best Lent Ever…For Your Spouse!2018-03-13T13:00:04+11:00

Yes is our word. Let’s claim it!  

  Whatever you think ‘marriage’ means, one thing is clear: we need to change our language.  When people think of marriage and the commitment we make to each other too often it is thought

Yes is our word. Let’s claim it!  2018-03-13T16:07:01+11:00

Spiritual intimacy shouldn’t be taboo

Religious practice and spiritual belief is often a point of difference for couples, especially if they come from different religious traditions. But having religious differences should never be a reason for

Spiritual intimacy shouldn’t be taboo2018-01-24T14:23:33+11:00

The wrong kind of penance

It’s Lent again and time to think about reform in our spiritual lives by taking on some Lenten penance. But is all penance equal? The traditional Lenten traditions of prayer, fasting

The wrong kind of penance2018-03-20T10:16:17+11:00

Say a little prayer for marriage

This month (October) the Australian bishops have called the entire Catholic community to pray for marriage and family. The initiative has also been joined by around thirty other Christian churches making

Say a little prayer for marriage2018-03-20T16:55:47+11:00

Video: Many Voices, One Promise

This is a magnificent tribute to the glorious commitment that is marriage. Drawn from multiple cultural and religious traditions, the video celebrates and honours the beauty of the marriage commitment. It

Video: Many Voices, One Promise2018-03-20T17:41:25+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