By: Steff Willis, 96five
A recent study conducted by the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation revealed that 4 in 5 parents would respond with anger and blame if they discovered their child was sharing inappropriate images online.
Continue reading “Compassion is Key in Handling Cyber Safety Issues with Kids”
By: Dr Greg Smalley
One of my most memorable, or should I say, most humiliating, Valentine’s Day experiences happened in 2014. The chain of events started with an innocent conversation I had with my wife, Erin. Continue reading “True Romance on Valentine’s Day”
By: Dr. John Townsend
Vicky sat at the kitchen table, stunned and hurt. Her four-year-old marriage to Alex, on which she had pinned so many hopes and dreams, seemed false. She had just heard from a friend that Alex had been seen lunching with an old girlfriend. Continue reading “Do You Trust Me?”
By: Jill Savage
Standing in the kitchen, I heard the text notification on my phone. When I read the message from my friend, my heart dropped. We had both walked through hard seasons in our marriages. Mine survived — it appeared from the message that hers would not. Tears formed, and I just wanted to cry. Continue reading “Healthy Individuals Make a Healthy Marriage”
By: Arlene Pellicane
Date nights during the courtship years might have included bouquets of roses, candlelight dinners and strolls through the park. But date night looks quite different now that you have kids. These days, your “romantic evenings” may more often involve finding free food samples at the grocery store and then heading to the discount movie theatre. Continue reading “Maintaining Your Marriage During the Parenting Years”
By: Brett Ryan
Family is where your heart is…….
What do you think when you hear the word “family”? Family can envisage many different experiences and emotions. Some pleasant, but for some, it is the opposite. Continue reading “3 Keys to a Stronger Family”
By: Mitch Temple
Note: Names have been changed
I’ll never forget the counselling session with Al and Olivia. They had been high school sweethearts and, now in their mid-50s, had been married almost 35 years. Al was about to retire after 25 years at a paper mill. Olivia was a registered nurse. They had three grown children and six grandchildren. Continue reading “Love for the Long Haul”
By: Focus On The Family
Note: This article has been written from the perspective of women in the context of marriage, but applies to both men and women in friendships and dating included!
Showing disrespect has become a modern marriage pastime. We laugh as our favourite on-screen wives make fools out of their husbands, and before long we’re talking like these leading ladies. Continue reading “Recognising Casual Disrespect in Your Relationship”
By: Amy Van Veen
Several times a week, our care and counselling department receives phone calls from parents whose child has just “come out” to them, either identifying as LGBT or revealing the fact that they are struggling with their attractions or sexuality. Continue reading “Responding Well When Your Child’s Sexuality Is Not What You Thought”
By: Ashleigh Slater
Having some differences with a potential spouse is inevitable. But which ones are red flags? Continue reading “How to Navigate Differences in Your Relationship”