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.
Some years ago, I (Francine) was teaching a couple fertility awareness. They had been married five years and assumed that once they discontinued the pill, they would get pregnant straight away.
The big family planning issue for most couples used to be how to avoid unexpected pregnancies. As more couples marry later in life, increasingly this is shifting to be how to
We all understand that our marriages go through their ups and downs, but we often don’t appreciate that they also go through fundamental changes over the years. We have come to realise
Fatherly words of wisdom!
TED talk: When Colin Stokes’ 3-year-old son caught a glimpse of Star Wars, he was instantly obsessed. But what messages did he absorb from the sci-fi classic? Stokes asks for more movies
There are a number of natural methods of fertility management, but only a few have been demonstrated to be consistently reliable in avoiding and also achieving a pregnancy...
True love cannot be contained; it always gives life in some form. For most couples, this will result in the biological birth of a child. For others, it will be expressed
An exercise to recognize our own self image, how this affects our family and how our spouse can help. Reflect Separately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting on the questions. Write
An exercise for couples to assess their family life and what areas could be improved. Reflect Separately, say the prayer and spend some time reflecting on the questions. Write some notes and then