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

Lent: the ultimate change-maker

Like most people, our optimistic resolutions for the New Year tend to fizzle out before the end of January. Thankfully, Lent gives us another, and a better, chance of success. Here

Lent: the ultimate change-maker2021-02-26T11:01:53+11:00

Something worth dying for – Saint Valentine’s Day

On February 14 every year, couples around the world celebrate one of the heroes of Catholic history.   As the story goes, Valentine was a Roman priest who married young couples in secret despite the decree of Emperor Claudius II forbidding all weddings.

Something worth dying for – Saint Valentine’s Day2021-02-26T11:02:31+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

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

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 Promise2020-05-08T11:26:58+10:00

Romance and Mystery

One of the things that makes a new romance so exciting and attractive is the element of uncertainty: Is this person really interested in me? Will this person really be the

Romance and Mystery2020-03-15T20:54:04+11:00

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 Me2021-01-15T09:50:11+11:00

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