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Parenting and the Outdoors

I am convinced that a love of the outdoors is innate in every child. It doesn’t need to be taught, but if it isn’t nurtured, it can fade fast and be crowded out by all of the artificial environments we have created in the modern world.

803, 2024
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Must-See Movie: The Great Escaper

By |March 8th, 2024|

The heart-warming new film "The Great Escaper" has been in cinemas across Australia since Thursday. My wife and I don’t get to the movies all that often, but "The Great Escaper" looks like an instant classic, if the trailer is anything to go by.

703, 2024
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Chief Prosecutor Surrenders

By |March 7th, 2024|

For all the judges’ talk about unmeritorious cases unlikely to convince a jury, the fact is that many of our juries are sending innocent men to prison — even when the evidence doesn’t stack up.

703, 2024
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The Role of a Mum and a Dad

By |March 7th, 2024|

I have previously written about how children are wired to need both a mother and father. This is a fact that has come into much sharper focus for me as our little Squish has begun regularly calling out our names.

603, 2024
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Kiss to Connect

By |March 6th, 2024|

One way that couples can actively build connection and re-establish the excitement of sexual anticipation is through the ‘Connect Kiss’. This simple practice takes a mere 20 seconds a day: ten in the morning and ten in the evening.

2802, 2024
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Criticism: The Not-So-Silent Killer

By |February 28th, 2024|

Criticism kills. It crushes self-confidence and poisons the trust between us. It also smothers self-growth by directing our energies to the wrong thing – what the other did or said, rather than our internal reaction.

2302, 2024
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Survival School for Men

By |February 23rd, 2024|

John Eldredge is the most credible voice for men in the world today. He has written 26 books, but his 2001 breakthrough book, "Wild at Heart – Discovering the Secret of a Man's Soul" is still the bestselling book on manhood written in the last three decades.

2202, 2024
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Introducing Squish! Her Real Name Is…

By |February 22nd, 2024|

Since August last year, I have been writing a series called ‘The Adventures of Squish’ about our adopted baby. For legal reasons, my wife Angie and I were unable to make our baby’s real name public until the adoption was finalised.

2102, 2024
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Defending Our Hearts

By |February 21st, 2024|

Defensiveness is a self-protective response to a perceived judgement, criticism, rejection, or risk of future disappointment. While it is a natural reaction, ironically, it rarely protects our hearts.

1902, 2024
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Talking to Your Child About Dating

By |February 19th, 2024|

Conversations about relationships, dating, and intimacy need to start early (probably around the age of eight years). These chats need to happen so we can educate our children about how to have healthy relationships.

1602, 2024
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What the Phub‽

By |February 16th, 2024|

Phones, and screens in general, are kryptonite when it comes to active listening and being fully engaged with our families. For better or worse, they’re part of modern life, but every family needs to find ways to manage these pesky attention-stealers.

1502, 2024
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Flying With Your Baby

By |February 15th, 2024|

Here are some important lessons that Angie and learned from our first flight with Squish. Take time away to be with your family. Don’t let the fear of flying with your baby stop you from taking that important time away.

1402, 2024
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Keeping Our Eyes on What Matters

By |February 14th, 2024|

Every engaged couple needs to discern their own path. Downsize, divide, delay, or go deluxe – whatever path they decide in this era of uncertainty, the vows they make on their wedding day will be one thing that stays the same.

1302, 2024
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Leaving a Legacy as a Single Father

By |February 13th, 2024|

Just because your circumstances have changed doesn’t mean you can’t still leave a strong legacy to your children. In fact, you may have an even greater opportunity now. Adversity, if approached right, can reap great rewards.


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